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Motorola Droid Bionic Smartphone Delayed Until The Summer

Motorola Mobility is further postponing the launch of its Droid Bionic (opens in new tab), the much-anticipated smartphone that was initially expected to be released this spring.

Motorola officials claimed that this pause is needed in order to "expand features, functionality and improve the form factor."

The Droid Bionic was first introduced in January, at the Consumer Electronics Show. It is said that the Bionic will be Motorola’s best performing smartphone, featuring a 1Ghz Nvidia Tegra 2 dual core processor and “fed” by Verizon’s 4G LTE network. Also, the smartphone boasts a 4.3 inch qHD (quarter-high-definition) screen and an 8MP camera.

"Based on compelling feedback since the show, we are incorporating several enhancements to make this an even better consumer experience. This includes expanded features, functionality and an improved form factor,” Motorola representatives explained.

The delay has generated a lot of speculation about Motorola’s intentions; perhaps they want to include an NFC chip, or have been waiting for Android 2.3 Gingerbread. The delay could have been caused by HTC’s Thunderbolt release on March 17th, or because it looks very similar to Atrix 4G on AT&T, also running on Android 2.2 and featuring a qHD screen.

Motorola is betting on its 4G device, saying of its upcoming Droid handset, "We believe the Droid Bionic will have those same award-winning features will be one of the best 4G LTE devices on the market."

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