DROID DOES site updated with the Motorola DROID BIONIC - Contest coming soon
The first thing you will notice is a video in the center of the screen, which shows people running around in an Augmented Reality hunt looking for the DROID BIONIC and other prizes. The video indicates there are 768 chances to win - but the details about "winning" are not disclosed yet. But that didn't keep people over at Droid-Life from (hacking) it to see that the prizes will include 16 DROID BIONICS, 4 HDTVs, 4 Laptops, 4 Tablets, and 4 Quadcopters - all of which you can see in the hands of the people in the video.
There are also codes on the four corners of the page that are to be entered by the sites BoingBoing, BoyGenius, Joystiq, and Android Central. As of now, it appears that only BoyGenius and Joystiq have entered their codes, as it's sowing only 52% loaded, and the rest would need to be activated by 12-noon tomorrow (Sept 1st), according to the countdown timer on the bottom right. Over at BoyGenius, they've received a special case with a one of a kind "machine" inside, though we're not sure what it's use is for.
So it appears that Verizon is going all out on the Motorola DROID BIONIC marketing, with some nice prizes that will be worth the hunt. It would just be nice if they'd "'officially" announce the device and the pricing, though it's expected to be $299.99 with contract.
source: DROID DOES
There is now an app in the Android Market called DROID BIONIC ARena that will be used for the augmented reality scavenger hut. We installed it on our HTC ThunderBolt and the first thing you have to do is BUILD BIONIC by moving the phone around and grabbing 4 BIONIC MACHINES. Then choose HUNT from the main screen (not activated yet) and select a prize to track. The rules say that you can plan up to 48 times per day for 4 days. Prizes include a Motorola XOOM Tablet, Video Streaming Quadocopter, 4GB Intel Laptop with 4G LTE, 40" LED HDTV, and of course the Motorola DROID BIONIC.
1. ddsaxy (unregistered)
just waiting on boing boing now...
10. firebo14 (Posts: 77; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)
Just like that guy who dropped his phone in the toilet.
4. cnwwyo (Posts: 123; Member since: 26 May 2011)
what, u dont want to be like all the other losers with no life? its getting rediculous to see people concentrating on some piece of electronics in their hands rather than paying attention to their surroundings. this is part of the reason why our society is getting less and less productive and more lazy
5. xmrrushx (Posts: 29; Member since: 07 Aug 2011)
Wow im so glad i have a Effing garbage ass windows slow-bile phone. Way to win in those customers who dont have an android phone, Verizon. Douche Bags
6. jgbarnes (unregistered)
Specs are up on droiddoes.com!!!!!
7. jgbarnes (unregistered)
ok....I'm an effing idiot... I refreshed the page and it went to the effing charge!
8. wazooooo (unregistered)
Do we know for a fact this thing is gonna have 1GB RAM? the number 768 is startin to make me wonder...makes me think its only gonna have 768MB, since 512+256=768.... 12481632641282565121024 BAM!!!!!!!
9. jgbarnes (unregistered)
Surely they wouldn't be dumb enough to play that into the video. I do agree 768 does have some kind of significance.
12. nastynaps (Posts: 92; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)
The only way I'm getting this phone is if i win a contest...I say bring it on!
14. t_dusy (Posts: 2; Member since: 06 Apr 2011)
hey guys this
phone got a sim slot or not use gsm in global wide
16. beatlesfan (Posts: 150; Member since: 03 Mar 2011)
it has a sim slot for the 4G LTE sim card. it will not, nor will any LTE smartphone be global capable for a while.
17. cappy718 (Posts: 24; Member since: 31 Aug 2011)
It's so cool to know that part of what delayed this phone is prolly this scavanger game....*rolls eyes*
18. Sethdras (Posts: 61; Member since: 22 Jul 2009)
i dont see the app in the market, did it get pulled?