Aug 19 AT 8:44 AM Nick Gray 22 Comments

Verizon DROID Bionic landing on September 8 for $299?


Since Verizon leads the way in the total number of Android users, it’s only natural to see so much excitement around the upcoming DROID Bionic.  We’re sure most of you have the specs of the DROID Bionic already memorized, but a few new documents have surfaced which give us a little more insight around the handset’s launch on Verizon’s network.  If the leaked documents turn out to be true, Verizon will be launching the Motorola DROID bionic on September 6th for $299.99 with a new two year contract.  While the price sounds a little outrageous, it’s in line with Verizon’s current 4G LTE lineup.

Anyone looking forward to the DROID Bionic’s 4.5-inch HD display may be a little disappointed.  Documents show that the Bionic will feature a 4.3-inch display — like the other three LTE phones on Verizon.  Other confirmed details include a dual-core processor, WebTop and wireless printing, HDMI mirroring, 8 megapixel shooter on the back and a front-facing VGA camera for video chat.

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We know a lot of you have been looking forward to the DROID Bionic for quite some time.  Will any of these new details change your mind about the Bionic?  Are we the only ones who still think that $299 is way too much to spend on a phone?

Source: Engadget

Nick is a tech enthusiast who has a soft spot for HTC and its devices. Nick joined the Android and Me family in the summer of 2010.

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  • T1392

    So Droid HD or Nexus Prime anyone? I’m still gonna have to check this out still may take 9months to release the Droid HD. SMH

  • Nathan

    What up with the 300 dollar priçe tag, I know it a good phone and all but dam, I remember when it use to be $200 on contract now it $250 or even $300.


    With the Droid HD hot on its heels, anyone considering the Bionic?

    • jake

      Droid HD FTW!

  • billc

    With the economy, the lack of contract renewal incentives, and tiered data pricing leads me to think Verizon is about to adversely effect their momentum in the next few months. Like myself, I believe a lot of others will stay with their current phone and plan, or look to other providers who are eager for our business. To me Verizon isn’t giving me a reason to dump all of this money on these new phones with a locked in commitment for two years of uncertainty in a threatening economy. $1200.00 up front for four phones, not to mention the monthly bill just doesn’t keep me loyal to Verizon.

    • Nick Gray

      I think Verizon may be trying to limit the number of customers who use their 4G LTE network. Their 4G phones are priced way out of reach for most consumers.

      • Lori Christiansen

        I have been doing a lot of reading lately about the samsung galaxy s 2. I am looking at some of the stats for verizon version and it looks like it can take on the Bionic. I am also concerned about the fact all eyes pointed to the thunderbolt. like many others I jumped on that band wagon to be incredibly dissapointed when the phone rebooted itself multiple times a day. I traded it for another and the same thing happened. Now using Samsung Charge. OK but not great. I need a phone to do everything they advertise it to do. Am I dreaming??

  • Interpol91

    The Droid Bionic has lost its shine especially with the Droid HD coming soon. $299 is a crazy price for a 2 year contract!

  • Snowbdr

    Im cool with the price, sale my tbolt for atleast 250 then only pay 50

  • http://Website DROID Sam

    How are you going to get another update within the same year? Did you pay full price for the T-Bolt?

    • Snowbdr89

      I added a line for my sister with her own device so I still have an upgrade for that line..

  • http://Website DROID Sam

    I can’t stand these prices. Verizon customers need to stop buying these LTE phone to show them that we won’t pay an extra $100 just because the phone has a $5 LTE chip in it.

  • Slith

    $299 no way. I guess this means the Nexus will be $399 when and if it shows up on Verizon.

  • Richard Yarrell

    It’s actually ASHAME.. The Thunderbolt wasn’t worth 250 and this is not worth 300.. Verizon is a sad conclusion ripping off customers and having employees on strike refusing to give proper wages. Thank god today for tmobile and sprint carriers that understand affordability. Quadcore devices will cost 250 in 2012 next year I expect that.

    • Snowbdr89

      dick im just curious do you have sex with your evo’s 3.5 mil jack while watching sprint commercials?

  • Coop

    I was stoked for the Bionic, but I think I’ll pass when upgrade time rolls around. It’s just not worth it.

  • Flip

    The Bionic release date is supposedly sept. 8 – not 6th.

  • SliestDragon

    Wow, $299! :O That’s a lot for a phone on contract. Come on Verizon, cut them some slack!

  • ooTweetyoo

    This phone was definitely not designed for me. That’s why I love HTC! I wonder if motorola lacks female designers cause their phones are too boxy for this girl

  • Coltsfan74

    I am still very interested in this phone. However, I can wait a couple of extra months to see if there is a sale somewhere. $299 is a lot to pay for a phone.

    I bought my Droid 1 with the intention of keeping it for more than two years. That isn’t going to happen. I don’t see the Bionic being any different. That makes this price a little to high right now.

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