Sprint has finally announced the release date for the Motorola Droid Bionic; so imagine our surprise when we learned that both Walmart and Wirefire are to give the new Android device a price drop. This seems very strange seeing as the handset is not yet on the market, so does this mean that the same will apply to the Droid Bionic?
To get the Photon 4G at this reduced price you will need to pre-order them from Walmart here or Wirefly here. The discount is between $20 and $40; OK, so we know that this is not a huge difference than what you would pay going direct to Sprint, but something is better than nothing right? We all know how the consumer loves a bargain; well this is the best on offer for this handset at the moment.
We have to believe that Sprint will offer some sort of incentive soon, as they are sure to miss out on a few sales, as potential customers will go wherever the deals are. There are a number of new handsets on Sprint, such as the EVO 3D and 4G, but the Photon 4G is considered to be the better of the two 4G handsets – just hope that it can persuade customers that 3D is not important to them?
As for the Droid Bionic, we are still waiting for the device to be released, but the smart money is on August 4, 2011. Verizon had announced this handset back at CES, but has since undergone a makeover to help it compete in what is now a very tough market. You may wonder why we would be talking about the Droid Bionic and the Photon 4G in the same article.
Well the two are almost the same phone, expect one is on Sprint and the other on Verizon; this is the same thing that Samsung does with their Galaxy S range. The hardware is expected to be very similar, with the biggest difference being with the exterior design. We do find it funny how the Droid Bionic was announced first, yet Motorola will be releasing the Photon 4G beforehand.
Choosing between the two handsets will come down to two things, your carrier preference and if you are prepared to wait another two weeks. However, by launching these handsets late Motorola has given themselves another headache, and that is the fact that the Samsung Galaxy S II will soon be available on all four major US carriers.
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