[Updated] Droid Bionic Shows Up On Verizon Front Page for $299 Subsidized Price

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    This new ad just showed up on Verizon's website stating that the Droid Bionic is almost here and will "rule all machines." Whether that is true will be determined once we get it in our hands, but it definitely will "rule our pocketbook." The pricing on the phone is an "ouch" inducing $299.99 subsidized, and $589.99 unsubsidized. There is no release date with the ad, but, from the timing of this, most industry folks are speculating that the rumored September 8th release date is probably pretty accurate, and we may be able to start pre-orders on September 1st. We should know for sure sometime very soon.

    [Update:] I watched Verizon's website for several minutes and never saw the above teaser show up. Perhaps VZW took it down shortly after the "teasing." At any rate, at least we got a good screenshot of it before it shows up again.

    [Update 2:] A Verizon roadmap was leaked that seems to confirm the September 8th launch date. Here it is below:

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    Source: DroidMatters and VZW and Droid-Life
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    Yup.. didn't see it either..
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    I saw the tab but the content was down, now I see the cool pretty tab is gone too.

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    It's almost here!!
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    I saw the link as well on the main page then it just up and vanished but still a good singe.
    Hope to see it soon.
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    I really wish it was $200 or under, I know most of the 4G phones have debuted for $300 (on contract) but still, that's a lot of money to spend knowing I can't upgrade for another two years

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    The $299 is a bit steep but it's the going rate. The nice thing is deals on the new phones come really quick. If people can wait, the BOGO or some $169 special will be offered in no time.
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    For 4G phones? Eh, I think it will be at least next year before they start offering BOGO for 4G phones.
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    ^Deals on the Tbolt came pretty quick. That's all I've got to go by!
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    *I'm not just talking about VZW, I mean Amazon, Wirefly etc.
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    Yes, I agree. But I don't think BOGO for 4G phones is coming soon. Maybe the holiday season at the earliest but not right now...not anytime soon.
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    Anyone know why the Charge and Bionic are the same price? Are they that comparable?
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    It has been said SO MANY TIMES. 4gLTE devices have been going for $299 upon release. I even talked to a Verizon BIG DOG and said the same thing. If you want the best, you have to pay a good amount.

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    Disappointing but expected, it was nothing more than a pipe dream to hope for anything else.

    My Droid is showing signs of its age, and I'm pretty sold on making the Bionic my next phone, but I'm not totally sure I'll be pre-ordering or buying day one (though if it does release on September 8th it would make a nice birthday present to myself). I may hold out and see if I can't find a better deal through Amazon.
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    I was under the assumption that the Thunderbolts price has come down since its release. Also the droid charge is is not a new release.
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    Wasn't the Revolution $249 at release or am I mistaken?
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    You're right. I was gettin my info from a misleading source. Either way, 4gLTE is new technology. Of course they're going to add a few bucks to the price tag. Not to mention the hardware inside these new phones.

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    I've got to wonder, do people sit at home refreshing Verizon's website all day long? How else do these things always get captured?

    Also, it would have been nice to see the address bar and what the site or PhoneId of the droid is.
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    Coincidence? Maybe these people were just checking on their phone bill.
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    With over 90 million customers, someone is always on there.
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