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Moto delaying Droid Bionic until summer

More than three months after making its CES debut in Las Vegas, the Verizon handset still lacks a launch date.

Motorola is making changes to the dual-core Droid Bionic.

Three months after its unveiling, the Motorola Droid Bionic is still without a launch date or price. And now it appears that the handset won't land at Verizon Wireless until the third quarter of this year.

In a conversation with The Wall Street Journal today, a Motorola spokeswoman said Moto is delaying the Droid Bionic's release until this summer so it can incorporate several enhancements that will make "an even better consumer experience." The spokeswoman didn't offer specifics, but the original second-quarter launch window is now seen as unlikely.

Neither Motorola nor Verizon have said much about the dual-core handset since they first pulled the curtain back at CES in early January. Typically, that's the perfect time for the rumor mill to start up, which is exactly what happened last week.

A member from Howard Forums first got the Android faithful buzzing when he claimed that Motorola had scrapped the plans for the Bionic in favor of another device. What's more, the member said the replacement model would not arrive until the middle of the year at the earliest.

The Droid Bionic impressed us a lot in Las Vegas, so we're glad to see it's still on track, even if it's coming a bit later. As to exactly what kind of changes are coming, might I suggest taking the time to offer a thinner form factor or Gingerbread update? How would you change the droid Bionic?