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[Updated] Leaked Droid Does Landing Page Reveals $300 Droid Bionic Price

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Update: According to Phandroid, the image is a fake Photoshopped picture. 

Those who are eagerly awaiting for Verizon Wireless to release the flagship dual-core Motorola Droid Bionic on its 4G LTE network can expect to pay $300 for the 4.3-inch qHD display smartphone on contract at launch. An early leak of the DroidDoes.com landing page had revealed the $300 on-contract price tag, which would require customers to sign a two-year contract to obtain the subsidized pricing of the smartphone. The $300 price would make the Droid Bionic among the most expensive smartphones available, matching the 32 GB high-end iPhone 4 pricing.

At this point, it is still not known what the un-subsidized, contract-free pricing of the Motorola flagship smartphone will be for those unwilling to sign a contract.

Android Central reports that the smartphone will see a traditional 4.3-inch display form factor and not the previously rumored 4.5-inch display.

The phone is expected to launch on August 4th, according to recent leaks, with a dual-core gigahertz Texas Instruments OMAP 4 processor, like that found on the recently released 3G Motorola Droid 3, along with 1 GB RAM, 8-megapixel rear camera, 2-megapixel front-facing camera, and Webtop support, like on the Motorola Atrix 4G on AT&T. Like the Atrix, the Droid Does landing page also shows the same laptop keyboard dock similar to the AT&T device, which would convert the smartphone into a laptop.

Those who balk at the pricey $300 tag can either look towards other retailers, like Amazon, to perhaps discount the phone to attract customers, or wait a few weeks for Verizon to drop its prices on the device if history is any indication. The carrier routinely discounts its 4G LTE smartphones within weeks or months of other devices’ launches, and the Droid Bionic may be subject to the same pricing if the carrier continues its discounting strategy.

The landing page also designates the Droid Bionic as a 4G LTE device, like the competing Samsung Droid Charge smartphone, which has a single-core Hummingbird processor and lower resolution WVGA display that uses the Super AMOLED Plus screen technology.

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16 Comments

  1. APE LOVES ICE-CREA

    07/21/2011 at 10:08 am

    it looks like it will do everything like the atrix but this phone is pretty badass, Now im stuck between my beautiful Evo 3D and 20 days to return it in for the Bionic.

    • adrian

      07/21/2011 at 10:43 am

      Don’t you just hate this? never ends

  2. Muzicman61

    07/21/2011 at 10:52 am

    I’d give $400 for it if it makes it on August 4th.  I’m just tired of waiting.   Hope the rumor of it not being a 4.5″ screen is bogus.

  3. Thinkertoo

    07/21/2011 at 11:15 am

    since the price is so outrageous , plus in this economy and it will be outdated in a couple months ~might as well wait  Dinara with 13 mgp camera etc if we have to pay that price ~

    • Anonymous

      07/21/2011 at 12:41 pm

      Yeah, we should wait for the next phone to come out since I’m sure it won’t be outdated in a couple months.

  4. BIg Red

    07/21/2011 at 11:51 am

    ROFL check out droid-life.com   THEN YOU WOULD ALL KNOW THAT’S A FAKE!!!!!

  5. Rex_D

    07/21/2011 at 12:26 pm

    That would so NOT be the picture of the Bionic they would use if this were REAL.  That screen shot is the same one that was on the original version of the Bionic.  A crappy wallpaper, a Google Search Widget, and 8 app icons…. no way.   The Bionic will be shown with widget.  This can’t be real

  6. Devil Dog

    07/21/2011 at 12:36 pm

    EVERYONE, THIS IS FAKE SPECS!!!!  IF YOU LOOK AT THE FINE PRINT ON THE BOTTOM, YOU’LL SEE “SAMSUNG” WRITTEN THERE.  IT’S OBVIOUS THAT SOMEONE USED THE DROIDDOES.COM WEBSITE FOR THE SAMSUNG DROID CHARGE AND PHOTO SHOPPED A MOTOROLA PHONE ONTO IT WITH FAKE SPECS.  IF THESE WERE REAL SPECS AFTER SUCH AN EXTENSIVE AND SECRETIVE DELAY FOR THE DROID BIONIC THEN THIS WOULD BE LOUSY!  I’M HOPING THAT THE REPORT’S CIRCULATING ABOUT MOTROLA DINARA THAT IS SUPPOSED TO SUCCEED THE DROID BIONIC IS ACTUALLY THE SPECS FOR THE BIONIC & THAT’S WHY MOTOROLA HAS KEPT THE SPECS SECRET ALL THIS TIME SO THEY CAN ENSNARE OUR SENSE AND CAPTIVATE OUR MINDS AT THE TIME OF RELEASE!  SOME OF THE LEAKED DINARA SPECS ARE:  13-megapixel camera and a full edge-to-edge HD screen.  

  7. Anonymous

    07/21/2011 at 3:20 pm

    Bogus. 

  8. Adam Mills

    07/21/2011 at 4:04 pm

    Photo is certainly fake but I have a feeling that the $300 price tag is not.

    • Anonymous

      07/21/2011 at 4:55 pm

      Agreed.  The Droid 3 is 200 with contract and no 4G.  Apparently the 4G hardware adds a cost of 40-60 bucks per handset so 250-300 does sound about right.

  9. Objectionableconformity

    07/21/2011 at 5:01 pm

    Go check out androidcommunity…. http://androidcommunity.com/motorola-droid-bionic-landing-page-leak-fabricated-20110721/
    This is a fake leak

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