January 5, 2011 | by Michael Heller
Alongside the official unveiling of the Xoom tablet, Motorola has also unveiled the next phone in the Droid line, and the first LTE Droid: the Droid Bionic. The release timeframe set for the Droid Bionic is in Q2 which seems to be the general launch frame for the first LTE devices.
The Droid Bionic is a beast of a phone, at least on the spec sheet. It’s packing:
- 1 Ghz dual-core processor (likely Tegra 2, but not stated)
- 512 MB RAM (possibly 1 GB RAM, depending on if the presser or site page is correct.)
- 4.3″ qHD Display (960×540)
- 1080p HDMI output
- 8 megapixel rear-facing camera
- VGA front-facing camera
- Android 2.2 (hey, it can’t all be good news…)
The other feature that is mentioned in the press release is “Mirror Mode”, which allows “simultaneous streaming of video to the TV and on the device.” The press release makes this sound like a new feature that will be coming to the Droid line in the future. Ultimately, once Netflix has an Android app, this is a feature that could make separate boxes like Roku, Boxee, or even Google TV unnecessary, if all that streaming content can be put on your TV straight from your phone. It should be interesting to hear more on that.