The people behind the Motorola Twitter page have been busy bees. It looks like they have ramped up a social media campaign where they are giving people a free Droid BIONIC saying it’s #worththewait.
Here are a few of their latest tweets.
“@hockette We know it’s been awhile but we’re making it worth-your-while. DM your name & email to get your Droid BIONIC on us! #worththewait”
“@_pleslie_ Bet you’ll be even more excited when we give you a Droid BIONIC on us! DM us your name and email for more details #worththewait”
“@unc_carolinafan O yea, we’re serious! DM your name and email! #worththewait”
Motorola teased fans about the Droid Bionic launch by creating an app for fans to go on a scavenger hunt in hopes of winning one. The scavenger hunt started on September 4th and runs to the 7th, which makes some guess the Bionic will be released on the 8th. Participants have been running around the city snapping photos of laptops, tablets, HDTVs in hopes of winning “the smartphone that controls them all”.
They also launched their Facebook page, which looks pretty darn awesome, which confirmed a few of the specs which are: 1GB of RAM and 16GB of on-board memory, wireless connectivity to printers, Android 2.3.4 “Gingerbread,” and 1080p HD video recording.
And to think I *just* purchased a Samsung Fascinate through Verizon. I can’t wait to hear more about the Droid Bionic. Were any of our BlogWorld blog readers lucky enough to be contacted by Motorola for a free Bionic? Let us know!
Google made a huge announcement this morning. They have come into an agreement to acquire Motorola Mobility for $12.5 billion, which some are saying is an unusual move for the company.
What’s the reason for the big move on Google’s part? It “will enable Google to supercharge the Android ecosystem and will enhance competition in mobile computing”.
Larry Page, CEO of Google, said, “Motorola Mobility’s total commitment to Android has created a natural fit for our two companies. Together, we will create amazing user experiences that supercharge the entire Android ecosystem for the benefit of consumers, partners and developers. I look forward to welcoming Motorolans to our family of Googlers.”
Sanjay Jha, CEO of Motorola Mobility, released a statement saying, “This transaction offers significant value for Motorola Mobility’s stockholders and provides compelling new opportunities for our employees, customers, and partners around the world. We have shared a productive partnership with Google to advance the Android platform, and now through this combination we will be able to do even more to innovate and deliver outstanding mobility solutions across our mobile devices and home businesses.”
This recent news is heating up both online and offline news sources. What are your thoughts on this purchase made by Google?