Droid Bionic Hitting Europe as Motorola Bionic?
Motorola has filed for a trademark on the term “Bionic” in Europe, suggesting that it will bring its dual-core Droid Bionic overseas as a GSM handset named simply Motorola Bionic. This would follow a similar move that the company pulled with its Atrix 4G on AT&T, in which it simply dropped the 4G for the purpose of global branding. In fact, the two handset have much in common, both offering Tegra 2 chipsets, qHD displays, and 4G wireless broadband for their respective networks. Besides its LTE support, the Bionic also offers a larger 4.3-inch screen, but only half of the Atrix’s full gig of RAM.
It’s not unusual for Moto to bring its CDMA Droids overseas (or to other carriers domestically) under other names: the original Droid, Droid 2, and Droid X all became variants of the Milestone line. However, since Milestone Bionic sounds somewhat silly, the company would probably be making the best move here by going the simpler route.