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The Droid Bionic started out as a much different device when it was announced nine long months ago at CES 2011. Verizon and Motorola wouldn't reveal why it took so long to launch, but here's my guess: Verizon told Motorola to go back to the drawing board and deliver a more competitive handset.

It paid off. The Bionic is the first 4G LTE handset slim enough to not get in the way, and the first I've wanted to keep using.

The Bionic's design is robotic and edgy, yet soft enough that the phone could appeal to a variety of demographics. On front, you'll find a slab of high-quality Gorilla Glass overlaid on a 4.3-inch qHD display. There's a 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera toward the top of the front panel, and a much beefier an 8-megapixel camera around the back, with support for 1080p HD video capture an LED flash and a speaker.


Last updated September 20 2011: 1:27 PM ET
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