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Motorola Droid Bionic will finally launch September 8thIt’s about time. After suffering more delays than a flight out Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport, the Droid Bionic will be “in your hands” on September 8th. Motorola confirmed the release date on its official @DroidBionic Twitter account.

Children have been conceived and then born in less time than it’s taken Motorola to launch the Droid Bionic. In the months following CES 2011, the competition amongst Android handsets has grown fierce. It’s hard to imagine a strong demand for the Bionic considering we’re moments away from Nexus Prime and Galaxy S II 4G LTE.

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Motorola Droid Bionic lives on, promises to launch this summer with ‘some new updates’It’s been six months since the Droid Bionic graced the CES showroom floor in Las Vegas. In that time we managed to get a hands-on of the device and pair it against its rival, the Motorola Atrix. In the months that passed the Atrix saw its launch and rather luke-warm reception while the Droid Bionic quietly sat out the first half of 2011.

Internally Motorola scraped its original design and decided that it needed to reinvent the phone, presumably to live up to its superhuman name. Meanwhile the qHD 4.3-inch display, Tegra 2 processor, 8-megapixel camera (vga front-facing), and 4G LTE connectivity remain unscathed.

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LG Revolution spreads its wings May 26 on Verizon WirelessJoining the HTC Thunderbolt and Droid Charge as the third 4G LTE Android smartphone to grace the Verizon’s line up will be the LG Revolution, tomorrow May 26. Priced at $249 (£154) on 2-year contract, the Revolution runs Android 2.2 Froyo and features a Super AMOLED Plus display like our current favorite, the Samsung Galaxy S 2.

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More hints on Motorola Xoom UK pricingThe Motorola Xoom is landing in the US on Verizon Wireless in two days. Included in today’s press release were both price points which pair up nicely with our previous coverage — $799.99 no contract and $599.99 on-contract. We’ve seen pre-order pricing in the UK before, but now that the US has set the tone will we see UK retailers follow suit?

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Who has the most apps? Android 150,000 and iOS 350,000 The mobile OS gods have weighed in today with official app counts. In the lead by a considerable, albeit diminished margin, is OS with “over 350,000 apps” followed by Android with 150,000. With the tremendous number of tablets and smartphones announced during CES and MWC, how much longer until Android takes the crown?

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LG Optimus Black spotted on T-mobile UK websiteThe world’s first handset with LG’s Nova display is now alive and kicking on T-mobile UK’s website. We first uncovered the LG Optimus Black at CES 2011, now it’s listed as “coming soon” on the T-mobile UK, with a possible March release date.

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Xperia Arc pre-orders live: launching April 1stReady to pony up £459.99 for the Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc (X12)? The latest Xperia handset packs the mobile Bravia engine with a 4.2-inch Reality display, set to be released on April 1st. If you’re ready to commit, play.com has you covered – here’s what you need to know.

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LG focuses on high-end Android handsets for 2011LG posted a record quarterly loss in the fourth quarter this morning as handset shipments continued to struggle. Currently residing as the world’s number three handset manufacturer, the South Korean giant hopes to stop the bleeding by offering more high-end Android smartphones in 2011.

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