Besides being $100 cheaper than Verizon's flagship devices, there are nine other reasons Droid Bionic is a great holiday gift. Bionic has a 4.3-inch qHD display, an eight megapixel camera, up to 10 hours of talk time and 16 gigabytes of on-board storage. Those are no doubt the kinds of numbers you see on more expensive smartphones, so Bionic is clearly in the same category as the Droid Razr and Galaxy Nexus.

But, none of those premium devices can connect to the Motorola Lapdock that turns your smartphone into a notebook computer. With Firefox Web browsing and an 11.6-inch display and full QWERTY keyboard, the Lapdock includes two full-size USB ports, trackpad and speakers. It does cost $300, however, but the price of both the Lapdock and the Bionic is $500, not bad for a laptop with the smartphone interoperability.

Bionic also makes a great gift because it takes great videos with its 1080p resolution video capture ability and low shutter lag for photos. As the first dual-core 4G LTE phone, Bionic has a place in history. Dual cores are standard now, and that sounds weird to say because Bionic has been out for less than six months. It's not unique in that respect anymore, but Bionic won't fade into history that quickly on account of it's getting the Android 4.0 update. With the software boost 4.0 should bring, Bionic should remain relevant for another year at least. The 4.0 update will bring added security features like Face Unlock, but also dozens of new functionality features and unique photo editing tools.

The ninth reason Bionic makes a great gift is that is a 4G phone. That means super fast download and upload speeds so you can send more messages and upload more photos. Finally, Bionic is a great gift because it's very thin and lightweight, only one millimeter thicker than the iPhone and even a few grams lighter. Tell us in the comments if you're gifting a Droid device this year.