With one more week to go before Verizon Wireless officially launches the Motorola DROID Bionic, 16 lucky people will be one of the very first few to own a Motorola DROID Bionic handset in Verizon’s scavenger hunt game.

Intended to increase publicity for the launching of the carrier’s centerpiece 4G handset for the year, Verizon recently updated its DROID DOES site with the scavenger hunt gimmick. Details of the game rules are available at DroidDoes.com.

The game begins at 12:00 AM ET on September 4 and ends at 11:59 PM ET on September 7. Four winners will be drawn for each of the four days leading to September 8. The four daily winners will get not just a Motorola DROID Bionic each but also one of these machines that the Motorola DROID Bionic “rules over”:

  • Motorola XOOM
  • laptop
  • video-streaming Drone Quadcopter

Participants need to download and install the free DROID Bionic ARena game app from the Android Market. The game is an augmented reality game where players hunt for prizes.

Some Android phone users have reported trouble with installing the DROID Bionic ARena game app on their phones, especially the original Motorola DROID (OG DROID). Droid Life has made available the game app’s APK file, which can be sideloaded on the device.

The app can also be downloaded and installed by dialing **DROID on an Android-powered Verizon smartphone.

Verizon’s @DroidLanding account on Twitter has also come back to life. It has been dormant since May. Verizon has been using that Twitter feed for its previous launches of earlier DROID smartphones.

After eight months of waiting, the Motorola DROID Bionic will finally be landing. A lot of people have grown tired of waiting. Perhaps Verizon’s publicity antics can heat up their excitement for the latest DROID.

Others are patiently waiting. Are you one of them? What makes the Motorola DROID Bionic worth holding out for?