The new Motorola Droid Bionic is finally hitting stores, and is being touted as the next small step for smartphones.
In keeping with the latest trend of Android operating system-based phones, the Bionic has fairly large dimensions. At 5 inches by 2.63 inches, the device is larger than an iPhone 4, although if rumors surrounding the next Apple smartphone installment are true, it may come close to the Bionic's size. Despite the growth of the screen, it remains slim at only 0.43 inches thick.
These new dimensions may result in an entirely new line of mobile accessories if the phone sells as well as many of Motorola's past offerings. The manufacturer released a number of popular slim phones in the mid-2000s with its Razr flip-phone line, and while smartphones came to dominate the market shortly after, the same selling points – thin body, large display – may make the Bionic and its contemporaries the new design standard.
The Bionic weighs in at 5.6 ounces, surprisingly light for its size. It's being offered by Verizon on the company's 4G LTE network, and has an optional lapdock accessory to connect to the phone's HDMI dock.