Verizon’s first 4G LTE device to come with a dual-core processor, the Droid Bionic, hasn’t exactly been the most successful Android smartphone of the past year. Released in September 2011, Motorola’s 4.3-incher has suffered from serious software glitches and, most importantly, only came a month earlier than the Droid RAZR, which is a significantly better piece of technology than the Bionic in almost every single way.
However, Big Red and Moto know how to make an uncool device wanted again, so, in a very unsurprising move, the Bionic’s price has just been slashed.
You can now get the Droid Bionic for free from Verizon’s online store with the standard two-year carrier agreement. The phone is available off-contract too, but the $499.99 price tag will probably drive you away from it instantly.
The Bionic is powered by a 1 GHz dual-core processor and features a 4.3-inch qHD display with a 960 x 540 pixels resolution, 1 GB of RAM, 16 GB of on-board memory, an 8 MP rear-facing shooter, a 1,735 mAh battery and the running of Android 2.3 Gingerbread. There is also support for a bunch of optional accessories that make the Bionic “special”, including the LapDock chassis, which allows you to turn the phone into a mini-laptop. The accessories are, of course, optional and are not included in the promotion.
Will you be taking advantage of Verizon and Motorola’s new promotion while it lasts?