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

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.

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

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17 Comments

1. Dwoogs

Posts: 20; Member since: Oct 18, 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!

2. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 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

5. Mastertwiz

Posts: 15; Member since: Dec 10, 2009

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

7. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 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.

13. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

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

14. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 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.

15. chack_fu

Posts: 46; Member since: Jan 19, 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!

3. ibap

Posts: 867; Member since: Sep 09, 2009

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

4. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

you a chubby chaser guy? xD

6. vantenkiest

Posts: 316; Member since: Apr 20, 2011

Go for the Revolution its chubby LOL

8. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

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

12. Orbitman

Posts: 110; Member since: Oct 09, 2011

low blow! (but still super funny lol)

16. trey408

Posts: 1; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

chubby phones need loving too

17. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

BUT THEY GOTTA PAY! xD

9. DROIDX0430

Posts: 469; Member since: Nov 24, 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....

10. richardyarrell2011

Posts: 510; Member since: Mar 16, 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...

11. darth8balI

Posts: 18; Member since: Sep 30, 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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