The Motorola Droid Bionic is one of the hottest smartphones going, but some have choked a bit on its high price: $300 with contract. Fortunately, a bit of shopping around turns up some deals on this cutting-edge device.
The online retailer Wirefly is asking $250 for the Droid Bionic. This deal is available to new Verizon customers as well as current ones that qualify for an upgrade.
Customers who are switching carriers to get this smartphone can get an even better deal from Amazon.com: $180, or just a bit over half price. Current customers can get it from this retailer for $250.
All of these prices require signing a two-year service contract. Otherwise this Motorola model sells for $700.
Some consumers are nervous about buying their phone from anyone but their carrier, but Amazon is certainly a reputable store, and Wirefly has been selling online since 2003.
Motorola Droid Bionic Overview
This heavily-advertised smartphone is fairly packed with features. It includes a 4.3-inch, qHD (960 x 540) screen, and it runs Android OS 2.3.4 (Gingerbread) on a 1GHz dual-core NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor.
The Droid Bionic?includes 1GB of RAM, 16 GB of built in storage capacity, and is bundled with a 16 GB microSD card. It sports an 8MP rear-facing camera, as well as front-facing one for video conferencing and an HDMI video-out port.
In addition to support for Verizon’s 4G LTE service, this smartphone has 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and GPS. It comes with software to turn it into a Wi-Fi access point.
Those who are willing to invest in an external docking station will be able to use this smartphone’s Webtop capabilities. In the dock, the device switches to running Linux with a full desktop version of Firefox 4.0. All of this is displayed on an external HD display, and there are ports for a keyboard and mouse.