November 23, 2014

Verizon Insider Hinting at Droid Bionic Release in "Several Weeks"

BlackmanX, a well known and trusted Verizon insider, is at it again.  This time he has taken to teasing the release of the Droid Bionic over the next few weeks.  His poem “Hypebeast Hangover” is a clever set of hints that reads like an unofficial announcement.  Read on through to see the poem and some of our observations.

When Beer flows in the color of envy and the rainbows are all but empty and you bask in the Thunder so bold…

But if it’s another device you seek to reach your Peak, then you may yet have several weeks.

For in the LiTE a new device shall shine, and perhaps that is fine if dual cores you don’t mind…

For Stevie Austin moves like a blur, Unless it stock style you prefer…

But its calmness we shall seek,

And shy away from the Hype-beast

So those signing two year choices,

don’t blame panda forces,

But the unknown sources that raise your hopes so high….

Cause at the end of the tweet a Sneaky Panda speaks and he says…

YOU MAY WANT TO WAIT TO BUY…

As many of you know Steve Austin was bionic in that he was the Six Million Dollar Man while the “moves like a blur” is an obvious reference to MOTOBLUR.  The “reach your Peak” has us thinking of Etna, the previous code name of the Bionic and the dual cores alludes to the twin processors.  Also, the “LiTE” couldn’t be more obvious in that it will be support the 4G LTE network, something we already knew.

So, with the phone originally rumored for a May release, are we now to expect the Droid Bionic as early as April?  We know there is a ton of Android on Verizon’s horizon and there is no need to spread things out.  Hit us with a relentless assault of killer devices, we won’t complain.

  • http://twitter.com/jayzeroeee Joe

    Shutupshutupshutup.

    Release date rumors just piss everyone off, because they are rarely true. Just wait for VZW to announce it.

    • Russell Fox

      Says Joe who, like the rest of us, is reading a posting with “Hinting at Droid Bionic Release” in the title…

  • Iseethemoon71

    I had to call Verizon for help with my phone and asked when the Bionic was going to be released. The tech told me that he too, was waiting for the Bionic and it’s due on 3/31.

  • anon

    “For Stevie Austin moves like a blur, Unless it stock style you prefer…” Is there a “stock” style option in motoblur or is this guy hinting at the option of using Vanilla Android? That would be a huge step forward. Huge! To good to be true, or is it?

    • Person

      I think it might be saying “You’ll love how fast the Bionic is with Blur, unless you prefer stock”.

    • Person

      I think it might be saying “You’ll love how fast the Bionic is with Blur, unless you prefer stock”.

    • Person

      I think it might be saying “You’ll love how fast the Bionic is with Blur, unless you prefer stock”.

    • Person

      I think it might be saying “You’ll love how fast the Bionic is with Blur, unless you prefer stock”.

    • Brioguru

      I think the reference to “stock” is an implication that Verizon may be also getting the LG Optimus G2X, which is reported to be running stock android.

  • Poopymagee

    what are those last few lines about a panda? and waiting to buy?

    • Jiggyfly

      fwiw – Kung Fu Panda 2 comes out May 26

      • Guest

        Sneaky Panda – A person who intentionally displays a humorous or awkward facial expression in the background of a photograph.

  • Cheeky

    THANKS for posting. What an awesome way to stir the pot with exciting info.

  • Cheeky

    THANKS for posting. What an awesome way to stir the pot with exciting info.

  • Cheeky

    THANKS for posting. What an awesome way to stir the pot with exciting info.

  • Firelight

    “For Stevie Austin moves like a blur, Unless it stock style you prefer…”

    I’m all over this if it truly has an ‘option’ for stock-style (unlocked bootloader)? Hells, yea. I was waiting to see what the rumored Targa or maybe the D3 (five-rows of keys baby) might bring in the way of unlockedness – but if the dual core Droid Bionic is unlocked?!?!

  • Firelight

    “For Stevie Austin moves like a blur, Unless it stock style you prefer…”

    I’m all over this if it truly has an ‘option’ for stock-style (unlocked bootloader)? Hells, yea. I was waiting to see what the rumored Targa or maybe the D3 (five-rows of keys baby) might bring in the way of unlockedness – but if the dual core Droid Bionic is unlocked?!?!

  • Spoiledbrat1995

    I come up for renewal next week. It’d be nice to know whether to wait or not. If it’s going to be mid april or so not a problem. if it’s going to be july or august i’m not going to wait. why the secrecy?

    • Person

      Whether people wait or not is the very reason why Verizon doesn’t tell anyone until 1-2 weeks prior. It ruins business Today if you tell them what’s coming Tomorrow. It only makes business sense to keep it quiet so you can protect current sales. Do you have any idea how slow business would have been in late 2010 if Verizon had spoken of the iPhone sooner? It’s the consumers responsibility to do their research, weigh the pros and cons, and decide on a solution that they can live with.

    • Person

      Whether people wait or not is the very reason why Verizon doesn’t tell anyone until 1-2 weeks prior. It ruins business Today if you tell them what’s coming Tomorrow. It only makes business sense to keep it quiet so you can protect current sales. Do you have any idea how slow business would have been in late 2010 if Verizon had spoken of the iPhone sooner? It’s the consumers responsibility to do their research, weigh the pros and cons, and decide on a solution that they can live with.

    • Person

      Whether people wait or not is the very reason why Verizon doesn’t tell anyone until 1-2 weeks prior. It ruins business Today if you tell them what’s coming Tomorrow. It only makes business sense to keep it quiet so you can protect current sales. Do you have any idea how slow business would have been in late 2010 if Verizon had spoken of the iPhone sooner? It’s the consumers responsibility to do their research, weigh the pros and cons, and decide on a solution that they can live with.

  • Dax

    I’m ignoring any hints from “insiders” or anyone else. The salesperson at the Verizon store I frequent told me multiple times that both the Thunderbolt and the Bionic were coming out the same day. This was a week after the iPhone 4 came out. The people who work at Verizon know nothing. And the “insiders” and sites kept giving hints as to when the Thunderbolt would be out. All were wrong until Verizon announced it themselves.

    What’s worse, Verizon got attacked for it all, despite never officially saying when the release of the Thunderbolt would be. What happened at Best Buy is Best Buy’s fault, not Verizon’s.

    My point is that I don’t want to take the rumors seriously, as I don’t want to be let down. I’m waiting on Verizon’s official announcement.

  • Nomail

    Patiently waiting to ditch my crapberry for this device. Please hurry VZ,

  • Autosandmore

    I ready willing and able, bring it bionic!

  • Gwmccain

    Delaying the Bionic release consumers (read “me”) time to consider other phones and carriers. The Bionic sounds interesting, but I’m not going to wait forever for it when new phones come out almost weekly.

  • T-wrexx

    The salesman at the Verizon store told me that, even if he did know when the Bionic was coming out, he couldn’t tell me. He stopped short of saying that if he did tell me, he’d have to kill me.

    The frontline folks at Verizon know as much as we do–nothing.

  • T-wrexx

    The salesman at the Verizon store told me that, even if he did know when the Bionic was coming out, he couldn’t tell me. He stopped short of saying that if he did tell me, he’d have to kill me.

    The frontline folks at Verizon know as much as we do–nothing.