Amazon makes a statement by pricing the Motorola DROID BIONIC at $200 for new customers
$199.99 on-contract. On the flip side of things, existing customers with eligible upgrades will be treated to a $249.99 price for the device, which is still better than the full $299.99 that Big Red is asking.
Without question, there are going to be many people eying this deal since it’s priced at a comfortable that level that most consumers would find reasonable. Rather than waiting it out at a Verizon store in the hopes of nabbing a handset, you can take the easier way by checking out Amazon’s offering instead – plus, the savings can be better spent on something else!
1. dandirk (Posts: 187; Member since: 04 Aug 2011)
Or I could trade in my old phone to verizon for a $100 gift card...
Many Many options which is a good thing.
2. TWHIT (unregistered)
The Droid Bionic is 249 for eligible upgrades thru Verizon anyways.
3. iHateCrapple (Posts: 734; Member since: 12 Feb 2010)
You obviously are a twit because it is 299.99.
5. iKingTrust (banned) (Posts: 716; Member since: 27 Jul 2011)
It could be free and i wouldnt use it as a paper weight.
7. droidbionic (unregistered)
hes right it is 249.99 for some that have the discount.
9. Paden (Posts: 262; Member since: 07 Jul 2011)
We are selling it for $299 with an upgrade and $249 with the addtional New Every 2 credit some customers have.
4. Muttley (unregistered)
Keep in mind that 3rd party vendors such as Amazon, Wirefly, Letstalk, etc, are not able to honor special monthly offers & rates from service providers like Verizon, AT&T, etc. You can ALWAYS get a better deal from you service provider.
I have the lowest possible plan Verizon offers - 550 minutes a month for $50, they call it their "Loyalty Plan" (just tell them you need to cancel your plan to save money, and they'll cough it up). When we upgraded to smartphones, Verizon offered to waive the $10/mon fee for additional lines. And then there's the 20% company discount we get through employment. Aside from the employer based discount, the other offers cannot be offered from 3rd party vendors. If we'd gone through Amazon or Wirefly at the time of renewal, both of our phones could've been had for free, saving about $200-$300 up front, but we'd have been locked into a full price plan starting at $69/mon that we wouldn't be able to make changes to for at least 6 months, and the waived $10 fee wouldn't have happened either. So over the course of the 2 year plan, we'll pay for our phones & still save about $700-$800 rather than get free phones.
Think, people. THINK.
6. pcguru (unregistered)
You can get em for 249. The price with contract is 299, and verizon is offering an extra 50 off as a "loyalty" discount for people who have been customers for a while. The costco deal is still better to me, though.
8. The_Miz (Posts: 1496; Member since: 06 Apr 2011)
Lol @ people paying $300 for another subpar Motorola phone. I bet Sniggly is in "happyland" with this phone.
10. iHateCrapple (Posts: 734; Member since: 12 Feb 2010)
Besides the OS, what exactly is "subpar" about this phone?
11. boostedIS_300 (Posts: 16; Member since: 22 Mar 2011)
bought my bionic @ 9am this morning love it so far i dont care what the haters say.
12. StillStuckWithDroid (Posts: 65; Member since: 19 Jul 2011)
I bought the phone today
here are some random thoughts on it so far
I have been waiting for this phone for almost a year and I got it today on release plus also upgraded my sons phone with one. The hype was overwhelming for the phone so it had a real high bar to reach.....and mostly it does
It is ridiculously fast....very smooth/fluid and is everything you would have expected in terms of performance. I have never dealt with Motoblur before so I am not sure how I feel about it so far......time will tell.
If you are looking for a lighter phone then this isn't for you....it definitely has some heft to it, but I like that....it just feels like a quality phone....solid build. The buttons aren't flush against the sides of the phone which is a plus...you don't have to go searching for them with your finger
the favorites contact grid is a nice feature
Zumocast is great.....now you can just access your music files on your computer over the Internet and don't have to clog up your phones storage space
just an abundance of nice features to use
4G Internet is smoking but everyone knows that
now onto things that concerned me...
Aesthetics......I am coming from a Droid Charge which really went a long way to having a WOW factor when it comes to schemes.....the contact screens were great and very functional and the overall phone was very pleasing to the eye
this phone however looks like an actual robot designed the layouts......bland bland bland.
the test message program is very simple and antiseptic
The actual contact page has no zing or thought put into it.
Its like they used up all their creativity on the Droid Eye and wallpapers and had nothing left over
Motorola needs to steal someone from Samsung and incorporate a little WOW factor into their next releases
Email account separation...... you know how you click on your email and then choose what account you are checking.....personal/corporate so on and so forth. Not with this device.....when you click on your email it will only show you your default email. you have to use a separate icon known as messaging to be able to shift through accounts. it was on the Droid and Charge....why not on this one.....just a lack of them understanding functionality and end user ease of use.
they SAY that the phone has 16GB internal and 16GB external........well I am sad to say I check the storage on my phone and it says I only have 8GB internal.....going to have to call them on that one
Overall it is still a great phone and anyone that buys it will be thrilled about a lot of it.......I just wish they had put a little more time in to trying to capture our eye with the layout and color schemes. The phone is very bland in that regard
Battery life.......what did you actually expect?.....its a 4G....it sucks.....keep a charger handy
13. Droider (Posts: 24; Member since: 17 Aug 2011)
Droid charge had everything this phone has to offer except a 2% update. I played with the bionic it reminded me of a mix between droid 3 and dx2 . Ill just wait for vigor the mighty wh0reee
14. StillStuckWithDroid (Posts: 65; Member since: 19 Jul 2011)
Well that isnt exactly true and you know it
the Charge is a very nice phone I agree and there is a lot to like about it but mine was randomly rebooting about twice a day......it performance is nowhere even close to this phone.
Add in the fact I am pretty sure this phone will have ICS well before the Charge gets Gingerbread and you cant disparage the Bionic THAT much
I wish the Bionic had some of the same layouts and thought as the Charge but that is the tradeoff
15. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 2984; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)
UPDATE: Amazon Wireless offers this phone $179 for new customers.