Verizon Releases Droid Bionic by Motorola for $299.99
September 8, 2011 4:21 PM
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Droid Bionic by Motorola
Droid Bionic is available exclusively to Verizon customers starting today
Last month, market research firm Canalys announced that Android-powered phones
outsold Apple's iPhone
5-to-2, and that Android has nearly 50 percent of the market. Now, a new, highly anticipated member of the Android family has arrived: Motorola's Droid Bionic.
Verizon Wireless and Motorola Mobility, Inc. announced that the
will be exclusively available to Verizon customers starting today. It will combine 4G LTE with dual-core 1 GHz processor, 1 GB of RAM and will be powered by Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread.
4G LTE network
, customers can expect download speeds of 5 to 12 Mbps and upload speeds of 2 to 5 Mbps.
Droid Bionic also offers a slew of other features, such as a 4.3-inch qHD screen with scratch-resistant Corning Gorilla Glass and a dual-layer anti-reflective coating; an 8-megapixel autofocus camera with flash and 1080p HD video capture; a front-facing camera for video chat over 3G, 4G LTE or W-Fi, and 32 GB memory (16 GB on board and 16 GB microSD card pre-installed) as well as support for up to 32 GB microSD cards.
As far as applications go, Droid Bionic will introduce ZumoCast by Motorola, which allows customers to transfer their digital photos, videos, music and documents from their computers to their handset through remote access. With its Webtop application, Droid Bionic can also send Firefox 4.0, email or documents to a TV or monitor. In addition, the MOTOPRINT app will allow users to print photos or documents through Wi-Fi-enabled printers.
Other added features include pre-loaded
; HTML5 capabilities; Mirror Mode with HDMI out supporting 1080p HD video playback; a wireless charger, and business-related features such as advanced security policies, calendar/task widgets, device/SD card encryption and Citrix GotoMeeting/Citrix Receiver for Android.
Verizon is also selling accessories for the Droid Bionic, such as the HD Station for $99.99, which allows customers to use the smartphone as an "entertainment center or home office." HDMI cables will be available for options like Mirror Mode, a lapdock netbook adapter for $299.97, a $29.99 adapter for the Webtop application, a battery dock with an extra battery for $49.99, which may indicate that the dual-core processor and 4G network is a battery drainer, and much more.
The Droid Bionic
is available in Verizon stores starting today for $299.99 with a new two-year contract.
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9/9/2011 4:10:45 PM
299 on contract for this very average piece of crap can only be Verizon. There isn't a phone on AT&T that costs more than 199, most of them far less, usually $99.
The only thing that scares me is with the help of the media Verizon gets away with these prices, so one of these days ATT may copy.
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