The Motorola Droid Bionic was easily one of the most hyped devices of 2011. Unfortunately, when the Bionic was finally released almost three months ago, the sales did not match the hype. So what’s Verizon to do? How about chip a hundred dollars off the on-contract price?
When the Bionic first released on September 8, 2011, it cost a hefty $299.99 on-contract. Not that the Bionic isn’t worth $300 along with two years of your mobile freedom, but up until this year, $200 with a two-year contract was the industry standard for a high-end smartphone. Which is exactly what Verizon has officially moved the Bionic to if purchased with a two-year contract.
The original high price, competing phones that launched around the same time, and the threat of bigger and better phones on the horizon all undoubtedly attributed to the $100 price drop. It’s not unusual to see a device go down in price once it’s been out for awhile, but three months seems slightly early. At the absolute most, early adopters have had their Bionic for under three months now, and all they have to show for it is an extra $100 dent in their pocketbook.
Still, it’s nice to see yet another one of Verizon’s amazing devices become a little bit more affordable. Now that the Bionic has gone down in price, will you consider picking one up?