The first place I think of when I am considering a new technology purchase is Best Buy. They have always had very knowledgeable sales staff and great prices so this is where I headed first. The crowds have already started picking up in the store with the holidays fast approaching but there were 2 people in the cell phone section and only one other customer so I was free to look around and ask questions as needed.
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The biggest problem I encountered here was that the phones were all just pretend demo models! The only phone in the whole store that I could actually play with and USE was the new iPhone 4S. I was a little disappointed but learned that the Bionic is a Verizon only phone with a price tag of $249 with a 2 year contract. Since I currently have AT&T (and have for about 7 or 8 years) this phone would require that I change carriers and I’m not sure how I feel about that!
Next stop was my local Verizon store to see if they had a model that was actually functional…one where I could try out the touch screen and open up games to see how they look on the screen. I was in luck. The Verizon store had a TON of people working and I was actually able to use the Motorola Bionic. I tried out the Internet first…WOW…fast is an understatement! No waiting for things to load with this phone, that is for sure! Video capable, the ability to play movies, and the biggest thing that the sales people discussed was it’s ability to handle Flash Player, which my iPhone cannot do.
So, after my trips to Best Buy and Verizon, I went online to see what Motorola has to say about it’s Droid Bionic phone. This is where I got the REAL details of this phone! Speed, memory, accessories, and all the other nitty gritty facts you need when doing comparisons with other phones. If you want to see all the specifications of the Motorola Bionic in detail, check out the Tech Specs page. Here is a brief summary of what you may want to know about it:
8 megapixel camera
8x digital zoom
Talk time (battery) up to 650 minutes
1 GHz Dual-core processor
16 GB on board memory
music enabled and video capable
If you want to see my whole shopping experience, check out my Google+ story! I learned quite a bit about the Bionic and realize now just how far behind in technology my cell phone really is! It has been 5 years since my last phone upgrade and technology changes so fast my phone is just about obsolete!
Disclaimer: This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias. All opinions expressed here are mine and mine alone.
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Diane has a Bachelor’s degree in Microbiology with a Minor in Health Management and Policy. She spent many years working in cancer research, academics, and biotechnology. Concern over the growing incidence of human disease and the birth of her children led her to begin living a more natural life. She quickly realized that the information she was learning along the way could be beneficial to many others and started blogging as a way to share this knowledge with others. While passionate about health and the environment she can’t quite give up her favorite Cheetos and Diet Coke! Learn more about her HERE.