Motorola DROID BIONIC now free on contract

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.

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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  • Display 4.3" 540 x 960 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 1735 mAh(10.83h talk time)



1. Mxyzptlk unregistered

I remember this phone being all buzz and zero show. I'd go for something else especially since it's a Motorola phone that will likely be forgotten when it's time for the next Android update.

2. ChafedBanana

Posts: 409; Member since: Sep 20, 2011

Umm, yeah, I would like a Motorola Droid Razr HD. HD Maxx, that is.

3. Joshing4fun

Posts: 1246; Member since: Aug 13, 2010

The tragedy of the droid bionic. RIP. Will be gone in a month.

4. cheeseycheeser

Posts: 413; Member since: Mar 24, 2011

I had a bug riddled thunderbolt. I loved the hell out of that phone. But it just didn't work right. Long story short, I got a free Bionic! Love this phone a ton! But the screen and camera are both not so great. It better get the ICS update.

5. JC557

Posts: 1921; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

I got the Thunderbolt 3 months after release and it served me well without any notable bugs to speak of and the battery life was much better after GB. I then found a cheap Droid Charge on craigslist and began using that out of curiosity. Quite nice, battery life was decent in light to moderate usage and lasted a long time in stand by. TouchWiz was a bit slower than the Sense UI on the TB and it had some text wraparound issues on the browser. The Droid Charge has been sold off and the Thunderbolt is my backup/ ROMing phone. I'm now using a Droid Bionic that I got off craigslist for cheap and the extended battery was included. At first the pentile display did take some getting used to as did the new MotoBlur. Now I'm enjoying the Bionic a lot and the battery life is really good with both the regular and extended batteries. The extended battery for the Bionic was intelligently designed as it didn't add much bulk to the phone nor did it give the phone an odd look. I think I'll be holding onto the Bionic for quite some time as it's a reallly good smartphone and has given me a favorable impression on Motorola's new version of MotoBlur. Thankfully it's slated to get ICS in Q3 (hopefully sooner).

6. bubbadoes

Posts: 1225; Member since: May 03, 2012

Just like All Androids end up...from 300 to free in 9 months...and without updates, only rumors of Ics

7. rockstarlive

Posts: 307; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

Rumor going around.....making room for the Motorola Vanquish. The rumored droid raze hd or hd maxx. 720 p display and ICS.

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