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Verizon Airs New NFL Spot With Bionic, Season Starts Thursday

With the 2011 NFL season kicking off on Thursday night, Verizon has unleashed its latest ad to remind us all that their NFL Mobile app is the place to feed your addiction while on the go.  4G LTE subscribers get to enjoy the app’s  “premium” for free and that includes the DROID Bionic.  Wait, hasn’t that not been announced yet?  No, actually it hasn’t and we are just two days from launch.  That certainly hasn’t stopped them from putting on display in numerous ads though.

Oh, and with the season starting in just two days, that means it’s time to launch our annual Droid Life Football Pick’em Contest.  We will have details later this afternoon.  Prizes will most definitely be upped this year.  

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  • Bennotae

    The rumor is that COSTCO will offer the phone with a 90 day return policy- so I may get the Bionic noiw and wait to see what comes by December.

  • PowerTools

    The sales reps at the VZW stores have the Bionics to demo.  I disliked the display so much that there is no way I would even consider this device.  I thought the D3 and the Bionic would have identical (or nearly) displays, but trying to read text on the Bionic was hurting my eyes immediately.  Just open the browser and look at any page with text and you’ll see what I mean.

    • Sk102704

      BS!

      • PowerTools

        When you say “BS,” may I assume you mean that you have looked at a Bionic and differ in opinion yet lack the words to express you feelings?

        • PowerTools

          Or perhaps you doubt that I saw a Bionic live.  I stopped by the local VZW store in Charlotte, NC on Northlake Mall Dr and told them that I wanted to see what a Pentile screen looked like in person.  I was playing with a D3 when the salesman handed me his Bionic for comparison.  

  • Jordan

    Hell yeah, it’s about time we see some updated Prizes K!

  • Anonymous

    What “official” announcement is yet needed?  The Bionic commercial has been playing since at least Saturday (and maybe sooner but that is the first time that I saw it), it can easily be found on Verizon’s website, and let’s not forget about the scavenger hunt.  Maybe nothing “official” has yet been released but you can no longer say that they are not announcing/promoting this device.

  • Chad

    NFL Mobile is just another piece of Bloatware that cannot be removed!!

  • Choppacha01

    aanyone else see all the new hands on videos on vzbuzz this morning? At least 5 new ones.

    • Anonymous

      Kellex couldn’t keep his mouth shut about the Bionic a week ago but has now decided to basically stop with its news almost entirely a few days before it launches…  If anything is worth reporting Kel it’s that there are a bunch of real world hands on videos of it.

  • Fattie McDoogles

    The Bionic is also used on the ad for the NFL’s fantasy cheat sheet app

    • fartbubbler

      wait- what’s this “Bionic” people are talking about?

  • DRothman

    Why does Verizon revel in the fact it can torture customers?

  • http://www.facebook.com/kittygetwet James Sorensen

    so 2 days before release and no preorder still… way to handle a product launch… this thing is only 1.0 ghz dual core too right? not 1.2 or 1.5 which is the norm now?

    • Droid Mark

      Norm 1.2 or 1.5? are you from the future…the norm is 1.0, all the upcoming phones coming out after this that are high end will be 1.2 or 1.5…Everyone dork that visit this blog is always complaining about something.

      • http://www.facebook.com/kittygetwet James Sorensen

        was just wondering if maybe it had gotten a bump to 1.2, settle down

      • http://www.facebook.com/kittygetwet James Sorensen

        was just wondering if maybe it had gotten a bump to 1.2, settle down

      • Anonymous

        Yes, the Norm is and will be 1.2 or 1.5 here very shortly. I agree that the OMAP 4 slightly less than the 1.2/1.5 processors but hey if you want to keep up with the Jones’s and the technology people are always going to look for the next big thing in smartphone tech. :) 

    • Anonymous

      Like regular processors these days, clock speed isn’t really that important honestly. in pure calculations 1.0Ghz OMAP4 is = or slightly > than 1.2ghz exynos. 

      • http://www.facebook.com/kittygetwet James Sorensen

        cool thanks

        • Anonymous

          the other good piece is since the Bionic is rooted, it shouldn’t take much to overclock it which will make it even better. Remember, there’s a reason the next NEXUS is OMAP4 platform…  

      • http://www.facebook.com/kittygetwet James Sorensen

        cool thanks

      • Sk102704

        The vidoes of the Bionic’s performing are amazing!  I had been on the fence about getting it or waiting but after seeing it do its thing, I am definitley getting the Bionic and then I can wait for the next superphones (quad core, 2GB RAM) that will blow the Vigor and Prime out of the water (and Bionic for that matter).

    • Anonymous

      Yea, Verizon is clearly just hiding this phone in shame and salesmen have been instructed to let you know that the Vigor and Droid Prime are right around the corner coming out in a few months and urge you to wait for one of those vastly superior phones.

      I predict this Bionic phone will be offered in a $150 BOGO deal by Black Friday.

      • http://www.facebook.com/kittygetwet James Sorensen

        I need a new phone this week for a new line, so i will put this on my line with new line’s contract, then my contract will be up for renewal for the prime, so I will get to use this a couple months then the prime.. bring it!!

        • Anonymous

          My wife’s line isn’t up for renewal until next month so if the Prime or Vigor or whatever comes out and it is that much better I can always give her the Bionic if I end up buying it.  Assuming she wants to part with the Droid Incredible she has now. :-)

          • http://www.facebook.com/kittygetwet James Sorensen

            yeah I have incredible, so new line will get that and I get binoic until prime or new kickass phone out this fall, then they can get the bionic :)

      • Sk102704

        You obviously havent seen the real world videos of this phones performance, this thing is sick!  On paper it might not be the greatest, but in the real world situations it is a great device!

      • Anonymous
    • Mfignewton

      Like a 1.2 or 1.5 is going to make a huge differance in a phone. I have the D! at 533 mhz and it works fast but just wanting the bionic.

  • Ssplawson

    So if your rooted this is not available correct?

    • Matthewmcmillen

      I’m rooted and can run it

      • http://twitter.com/feedheadInc feedhead

        CM7 on Thunderbolt works until token expires. Not seeing fix in any posts yet.

        • Ssplawson

          How did u get it to work bud?

      • Ssplawson

        I have a rooted tb it says only available for Verizon users anyone else get this.

  • Matthewmcmillen

    I saw the droid bionic fight teaser on TBS yesterday with “Droid BIONIC 9-08-11″ at the end…i guess that’s an announcement?

    • Matthewmcmillen

      And as a jet’s fan, i wish Sanchez had that kind of arm…

  • Matthewmcmillen

    I saw the droid bionic fight teaser on TBS yesterday with “Droid BIONIC 9-08-11″ at the end…i guess that’s an announcement?