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Verizon error leads to Motorola DROID BIONIC being pulled off the shelves at Radio Shack

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Verizon error leads to Motorola DROID BIONIC being pulled off the shelves at Radio Shack
Unless you visit your local Radio Shack store often, you might not have noticed that the Motorola DROID BIONIC was pulled from the chain about two weeks ago. The reason has nothing to do with the quality of the phone or the number of sales the smartphone generated. According to one of our loyal readers, who works for Radio Shack and wishes to remain anonymous, the reason has to do with an error made by Verizon. It seems that Big Red failed to enter the complete list of serial numbers into its computer which forced the retail chain to stop offering the dual-core, LTE enabled device.

Pulled from Radio Shack

Pulled from Radio Shack

Verizon decided to make up for its error, according to our source, by letting Radio Shack sell the Motorola DROID RAZR, expected to launch November 10th. A call to a local Radio Shack in South Florida confirmed that the DROID BIONIC had been pulled and that the DROID RAZR is on its way. Originally, the retailer was not going to be offering the Motorola DROID RAZR, but Verizon felt that it had to make up for its own mistake.

Speaking of the Motorola DROID BIONIC, it now appears that Verizon has sliced $50 off the subsidized price of the phone which is now being sold for $249.99 with a two-year contract. You can guess what kind of razor is responsible for the shave in the DROID BIONIC's price.

Thanks, Anonymous Source!

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posted on 03 Nov 2011, 12:33 3

1. Dwoogs (Posts: 20; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


"You can guess what kind of razor is responsible for the shave in the DROID BIONIC's price."

I see what you did there!

posted on 03 Nov 2011, 12:36 3

2. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5540; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


lolololol. i was just at a Radio Shack the other day and the guy working there was telling me how the Bionic sucks and that he'd take the Charge over it and that the Shack decided to pull it because of a S/W issue. i was just like "oh..huh..really?" it was funny coz he thought he was so much smarter than me but he didn't know who he was talking to so i just let him ramble. xD

posted on 03 Nov 2011, 12:55 2

5. Mastertwiz (Posts: 15; Member since: 10 Dec 2009)


Customer service reps are the worst. I do my best to ignore them as much as possible.

posted on 03 Nov 2011, 13:07 2

7. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5540; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


well i'm job hunting now and naturally his position would be ideal for me but that experience made me wonder what if i were in his position? would i be a presumptuous d**k like that? someone could walk in one day that knows very well more than i do so at least i learned something don't ramble.

posted on 04 Nov 2011, 01:18

13. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


Who he was talking to? LOL an unemployed cell phone sales rep.

posted on 04 Nov 2011, 04:40

14. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5540; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


see taco? this is why no one likes you. you start s**t for no reason. i'm 18, i go to school and good jobs are hard to come by and you know i know more than most sales reps so smd guy. also way to do just what you complain about all the time and that's coming to an article just to start s**t.

posted on 04 Nov 2011, 08:04

15. chack_fu (Posts: 46; Member since: 19 Jan 2009)


That's what agents do... talk up what they have and can sell and talk down the phones that won't make them any commission on. Never trust anything an agent says. Period!

posted on 03 Nov 2011, 12:39 1

3. ibap (Posts: 682; Member since: 09 Sep 2009)


WHY is everyone so enamored of skinnier and skinnier phones? The skinny devils are harder to hang on to!

posted on 03 Nov 2011, 12:55 3

4. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5540; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


you a chubby chaser guy? xD

posted on 03 Nov 2011, 13:03 3

6. vantenkiest (Posts: 308; Member since: 20 Apr 2011)


Go for the Revolution its chubby LOL

posted on 03 Nov 2011, 13:10 4

8. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5540; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


right? the Revolution is like the Mo'Nique of the phone world. xD

posted on 03 Nov 2011, 22:52 1

12. Orbitman (Posts: 110; Member since: 09 Oct 2011)


low blow! (but still super funny lol)

posted on 04 Nov 2011, 11:50 1

16. trey408 (Posts: 1; Member since: 04 Nov 2011)


chubby phones need loving too

posted on 04 Nov 2011, 18:48

17. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5540; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


BUT THEY GOTTA PAY! xD

posted on 03 Nov 2011, 14:24 2

9. DROIDX0430 (Posts: 409; Member since: 24 Nov 2010)


Good move--can you imagine the Razr, Nexus, Rezound and Bionic--ALL selling for $299.00--$299 is supposed to be the "Flagship" models--can't be two "flagship" models from the same manufacturer on the same carrier--so the Bionic had to take the back seat to the RAZR....

posted on 03 Nov 2011, 20:08 2

10. richardyarrell2011 (banned) (Posts: 510; Member since: 16 Mar 2011)


Regardless neither the Droid Bionic or the Motorola Razr will matter at all on verizon. If your not getting the Galaxy Nexus then your already behing the curve...

posted on 03 Nov 2011, 22:41 1

11. darth8balI (banned) (Posts: 18; Member since: 30 Sep 2011)


I've had so many problems with the Bionic. Constant freezes. I have to pull the battery like 4 times a day. The battery life has been awful. I can't see anything on the screen in the light. Now Motorola comes out with a new phone 2 months later. I'm so pissed at them. They treat their customers like crap!

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