Droid Bionic Droid Does

Now this is interesting. The Droid Bionic has finally gone up on Verizon's Droid Does page, and there's some hidden material waiting to be unlocked. And who has the codes? A few of your favorite blogs. Along with Boing Boing, BGR and Joystiq, we've been tasked with helping unlocked whatever VZW's got cooped up behind there.

Looks like we've at least got some video waiting for us all. And don't worry, we'll get to work on this soon enough.

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There are 30 comments

callofduty4 says:

so dope lol

adinofaries says:

release the phone already ffs

codesplice says:



anuraj1 says:

Dude, you guys are in on this. Why are you acting so surprised!?

No kidding! "Now this is interesting.." No it's not, you knew it was coming. please.

heh. You say so. Anything else I've known about that I need to know about? :p

You really expect us to believe Verizon put the AC name on their site without any conversation with Smartphone Experts? Doing so would be a violation of your own "Terms and Conditions". Maybe you personally didn't know, but someone did.

I'm so glad verizon waistes so much time on stupid crap like this. How about just releasing the phone already.

casperinmd says:

I like how they are involving the fan sites. This is not delaying the actual launch so why complain.

technomom says:

Every single blogger cited should mention in clear BLOCK LETTERS that the phone announced is NOT the Samsung Galaxy SII that everyone wants!

I really want to see this "reaching out to bloggers" backfire big.

hoosiercub says:

Who are you to say that the GSII was what everyone wanted? I don't particularly want another Samsung device ever again, due to a long list or reasons I griped about with my initial Galaxy S purchase.

El Jefe says:

Except that not everyone wants the Galaxy S II.

I for one will NEVER buy a Samsung phone.

amojeba says:

Staying away from Samsung forever

IceDree says:

+ 1
The bad experiences beats the tempting specs

Vanilla Ice says:


VZW is gonna be a bunch of morons down to the last day huh...

Really? You post an article, but no link to the page? Come on guys! I expected better from you...

OME6A says:

Hopefully it's details on the Droid HD or Prime. That's what I need to know about before pulling the trigger on the Bionic. If they're really coming within the next two months, especially the HD, then I can't see any reason to get the Bionic.

mbentley3 says:

I love stuff like this, and why all the complaining. Have a little patience its like by them doing interactive things like this and getting the community involved is a bad thing, or delaying the release of the Bionic.

You're kidding about the "have a little patience" part right? All we've had is patience. People might be more more willing to tolerate a cool marketing campaign the brings in bloggers if this happened months ago. With still no official release date or final specs, the time for patience is over.

barney74 says:

Looks like there is a countdown until noon EDT in the flash. Is that when they will finally announce it as Official Official. And give us the exact specs on it? Guess we will have to wait and see.

ReiMei says:

This is so cool. Getting the community in on it. Kudos Verizon.

comiskeybum says:

I want to pre order this thing either at 12am tonight or at least before 2pm tomorow. Make it happen Verizon! Please!

Overnight shipping and I will have it on Friday!! My OG Droid is almost dead!!!

engineer2001 says:

The choice of blogs, IMO, is a major fail with the notable exception of AndroidCentral. WTF is a "Boingboing" or "Joystiq" blog? They appear to be devoted to video games and comic books? And BGR? Come on!?! That fricking unabashed hater of Android and lover of iOS? When Jobs' latest version of iOS was announced, all they posted for over a week was how "superior" (their word, not mine) it was to Android and all other OS flavors, and how the others could never hope to catch up. Everything they post is biased against Android. I stopped following Gellar and BGR on Twitter and stopped reading their site - I got too disgusted.

HORRIBLE choice of blogs, VZW! Horrible! Here's the adjusted list you should have used (assuming you need 4):

Droid Life

If you could use 5, I would have thrown in Engadget as well.

Therein, you shall find your lovers of Android and all things involving the Bionic. Therein, you shall find your future customers for this handset. Please do some actual research next time. Jeez.

MowDownJoe says:

>WTF is a "Boingboing" or "Joystiq" blog?

Joystiq is Engadget's video-game focused sister site. (Yeah, why them instead of Engadget is beyond me.) Don't ask me what BoingBoing is, but if Cory Doctorow contributed a few pieces for them, they must be alright.

ericinaz says:

BGR was nice enough to post his code and it unlocks 52% of the video. The video is just a ad for the AR app and hunt. While half was blocked out, what was shown didn't have anything of value to most.

I put in the code for BGR, and it said 23% (could be coincidental with 1000 other people + BGR trying to do the same)... Looks like someone at Joystiq entered their code, bringing it up to 52%...

The only useful piece of information from the video was that there were 768 chances to win...

durthquake says:

i think the 768 is in reference to the amount of ram? ram usually goes: 256, 512, 768, 1024, etc... Maybe? I hope tis wrong and it is just a random # cause i was hoping for 1gb (1024)

kandiman1224 says:

Yay lets help it backfire and point out all the wrong verizon has done and stab them for it, may seem harsh but if theyre reaching out then by the feedback they will be less inclined to fuck up as much as they have with this phone ever again and with any other phones to come

WallaceD says:

Phil needs to put down his hot dog and enter the dang code.