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With Verizon's Droid Bionic page having just gone live, it is inevitable that deals will begin springing up. Well, the first one didn't take long.

Update: The price just dropped even further by another $20 - to $179.99. Amazon is turning up the heat!

Amazon Wireless is now offering the Bionic on a new 2-year contract for $199.99 $179.99. That's a cool $100 $120 off the price that Verizon is offering direct from their website. The catch is you may have to wait a few days, as the phone is currently listed as backordered, but it'll likely change very soon (the Bionic did just get released officially minutes ago). The two-day free shipping is one day longer than what VZW is offering, but I think we can agree that $120 difference makes it worth the wait.

Upgrades are $249.99, which still makes them $50 off MSRP.

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To reiterate, the Droid Bionic is packing some serious power. Here are some of its specs:

  • Dual-core 1GHz processor
  • 4.3" qHD display
  • 1GB RAM
  • 16GB Internal storage, with support for microSD cards up to 32GB
  • 8MP shooter with improved low-light performance
  • Full 1080p video capture
  • Front-facing VGA camera
  • LTE/Hotspot capability
  • Android 2.3 Gingerbread

If you're looking for a deal on the latest iteration of the Droid series, grab one today at Amazon's discounted rate.

Liam Spradlin
Liam loves Android, design, user experience, and travel. He doesn't love ill-proportioned letter forms, advertisements made entirely of stock photography, and writing biographical snippets.

  • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

    Now that's a price we can deal with.

  • DonatoM3

    Doesn't Verizon offer a $100 Verizon gift card if you trade in your old phone with them?

    • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

      Yeah, looks like it does, but chances are your old phone is worth more than $0 and you can save on tax by skipping Verizon.

      • http://twitter.com/#!/hmax17 hmax17

        My original Droid is worth a whopping $24...*sigh*

    • djembeman

      Yes, I was reading that in an email from Verizon today.

      • Sumaznkid

        I was reading the email but somehow it was deleted. Can you forward me that email djembeman? My email is daotyang@gmail.com

        Thanks.

  • Darren

    Does anyone know if the Bionic will fit in the Droid X dock (car and/or multimedia)?

    • Icefreez

      I doubt it. They have two completely different bodies.

  • Michael

    Looks like it is $179 now.

  • Supermiah

    Let's Talk.com has this for 199 for UPGRADES..... and free activation and free overnight shipping

  • DJM

    Just to be sure i'm understanding this correctly. The $180 is only for new Verizon customers? Those of use who want to upgrade on our current plan have to pay the $250?

  • Noct

    humm.... not really that interested cause I am going to win one...

  • Mike

    FYI...if it's an important factor (it is for me)...the Bionic DOES NOT do SVDO on Verizon's 3G network (test drove a friend's today...which I then mocked him that my Thunderbolt is still better..lol).

    As far as I know, the TBolt is still the only phone on Verizon that does SVDO on their 3G network.

    Point will be moot in a year or two as they expand their coverage, but so will both of these phones...

    Advantage Tbolt in my book!

    • JayMonster

      It is probably true... because the SVDO network at present... bites. Data speeds go right down the tubes which is probably why VZW is not touting it in response to at&t.

      Also, while it may be "cool", I have usually found this "feature" to be damn near useless anyway. Plus, it does you no good anyway to have both if you 4 hour battery is dead again.

  • Wackadroid

    Talk about becoming obsolete quickly!!! Thats almost 50% discount after 22 hours after launch! I walked by a few Verizon NYC stores and there was no overwhelming crush of droid heads. Maybe Prime will rattle their cages.....

    • JayMonster

      The days of any single phone (other than when the lemmings line up for their new iPhone) is gone. There really is no reason for it. There are a ton of great phones out there now, and more to come. There is no single right phone (despite what Apple thinks) for "everyone"... the brilliance of choice.

      And judging by sales of previous Nexus devices, I wouldn't hold my breathe looking for a line for that either.