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Motorola DROID BIONIC now free on contract

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Motorola DROID BIONIC now free on contract
No phone captured everyone's attention at the 2011 CES like the Motorola DROID BIONIC did. But Motorola soon decided that the phone as dressed up for CES with a 4.3 inch screen, dual-core Tegra 2 processor and LTE connectivity, could not be manufactured and decided to pull the model. Eventually, Motorola  replaced it with a device sporting the same name but different design. As a result, the Motorola DROID BIONIC took on an air of mystery as everyone and their uncle tried to figure out just what the specs would be for this new flagship device.

Now free on contract, the Motorola DROID BIONIC
As last summer rolled on, sightings of the Motorola DROID BIONIC became like sightings of Big Foot. Even Motorola Mobility CEO Sanjay Jha weighed in about the launch of the phone. Finally, on September 8th the device launched and almost immediately was hit by some bugs and laggy performance. To make matters worse, about 40 days later Motorola introduced the Motorola DROID RAZR and the days of the DROID BIONIC were done. The price of the handset started at $299.99 with a signed 2-year contract and started to drop. Now, with the price of both the Motorola DROID RAZR and Motorola DROID RAZR MAXX already starting on the slippery slope toward zero, the Motorola DROID BIONIC is already there. Verizon will sell you give you the handset for free as long as you lock into another 2-year tour with the carrier.

Obviously, Motorola is looking to clear up some room on its shelves for a new handset. Motorola DROID RAZR HD anyone?

source: Verizon via DroidLife

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