While the Verizon Wireless Store has a tough time trying to keep out with the big price slashes 3rd party retailers have to offer, once in a while Big Red figures out what customers want and find a way to turn that into savings for both the manufacturer and end user.
Motorola DROID Bionic without 16GB microSD card now available for $99
Following in the same lines as the Motorola DROID RAZR, Motorola has added a DROID BIONIC option to their store that comes without the 16GB microSD card. This reconfigured option will sell for a lower price tag as well – $99 with a two-year contract.
Given that most of these Android phones are fitter with slow class 2 or 4 cards, and most customers have already invested in good quality microSD cards which they swap between their devices when it comes time to upgrade, that configuration of the DROID BIONIC will no doubt sell well.
Unfortunately, this tactic can only apply to devices with expandable storage so Android phones like the Samsung Galaxy Nexus will never be available in this configuration at Verizon Wireless.