Motorola’s DROID Bionic gets a GSM radio, is now a world phone
So you have read our story of Motorola 'accidentally' leaking information about its upcoming DROID Bionic smartphone on its developer page, only to quickly pull the information as soon as the mistake was realized, right? Well, the good news is that all that secrecy over that smartphone is at an end, for the good guys over at the FCC have officially released documentation and pictures about the DROID Bionic, complete with information about the hardware that have been used in its assembly.
When we first brought you information about Motorola's upcoming DROID Bionic smartphone, first impressions about the phone might not have been favorable for some, if only because we mentioned that the Bionic only sports a single radio which is designed to work with the CDMA network. This meant that, regardless of its hardware specifications and design, most people in countries that make use of the more conventional GSM network will never be able to get their hands on the Bionic because of such a network incompatibility.
However, it seems that Motorola might have had a sudden change of heart after all, for the latest information that the good guys over that the FCC have released now reveal that the the DROID Bionic will sport radios for LTE, CDMA, UTMS and GSM as well. This makes the upcoming DROID Bionic a world phone which will be supported by more than 220 countries all over the world. And we all know what this means; there now exists a possibility that this particular smartphone might just eventually find its way over to our shores some time in the near future.
In addition, a website known as WirelessGoodness has managed to identify various hardware components that have been used in the assembly of the DROID Bionic smartphone. According to the website's report, the Bionic will reportedly make use off memory from companies such as Elpida, SanDisk, Hynix and Toshiba, while the smartphone's built-in modem is supplied by Qualcomm's MDM5500. However, the report also mentions that there is no sign of the Texas Instruments 1GHz OMAP 4300 processor that Motorola claims will provide the Bionic with its processing power.
Last but definitely not least, reports from both Engadget and WirelessGoodness have confirmed that the DROID Bionic sports what appears to be an inductive charging back fixed onto the smartphone, although it appears that such a charger will not be bundled into the standard retail SKU, but will be sold instead as a separate accessory. Oh well.