Atrix Price Cut Before Motorola Droid Bionic Release: Coincidence?

When the Motorola Atrix 4G on AT&T was released back in February there were many comparisons between it and the Motorola Droid Bionic, still to be released on Verizon, including our own in which we asked which had the edge. As we approach the release of the Droid Bionic, we couldn’t help noticing a price cut now for the Atrix 4G and wondered if this was a coincidence or not.

If you’re in the market for the Atrix 4G then this weekend is the time to make your purchase as Amazon Wireless is offering it at only $49.99 on an individual or family account for new customers, according to GSM Arena. You’ll also get a coupon worth $100 discount off the Atrix 4G keyboard dock! After this weekend though the Atrix 4G will rise in price to $100. That’s a pretty good bargain for a phone that received impressive reviews, if you’re after one of the newest 4G-capable phones. If you’re already an existing customer the Atrix 4G will cost you $99.99 at Amazon, but again that’s for this weekend only.

There are a lot of specs similarities between the Atrix 4G and the Droid Bionic. Both are 4G-capable, although for the Atrix on AT&T that’s HSPA + which is really just below 4G. There’s also a rumor that the Atrix 4G is headed to the Sprint network too. For the Droid Bionic though you’ll get full 4G speeds on the Verizon 4G LTE network. Both handsets are Android smarpthones and both also have dual-core 1GHz processors. The Droid Bionic has a 4.3-inch qHD display while the Atrix has a 4-inch qHD display. The Droid Bionic for Verizon is avidly awaited by many people and the latest release rumor pegs it for availability during May, so that’s not too long to wait. It will probably be the strongest competition for the Atrix 4G so maybe we shouldn’t be surprised if we start to see more offers for the Atrix.

If you want to find out more about the Atrix 4G check out its product page here at Motorola, or for the Motorola Droid Bionic the product page here. As a reminder, from April 17 Verizon will no longer be supplying handsets on a one-year contract. What are your thoughts on the Atrix offer? Have you been waiting for the Droid Bionic? Could you be tempted to the Atrix 4G instead because of the price cut? Let us know with your comments.

  • jerreece

    I am waiting for the Droid Bionic with very little patience. I'm not an AT&T fan, and have been a Verizon customer for years. Been with them since before the "New Every Two" idea. Hopefully the price cut on the Atrix will give us an idea of a starting price on the Bionic ($100 to $150 would be nice). I'm due for an upgrade on like May 1st. So hopefully they release it very soon.

    • Andrea

      I totally agree. I'm a longtime Verizon customer and am up for my New Every Two in 6 days…NOT that I'm counting. I'm praying the Bionic is being released in the next few weeks because my BB Tour is hanging on by a thread.