Verizon will give you a free Droid Bionic or a free HTC Thunderbolt when signing a new two year contract from its Web site only on Feb. 29, Leap day. All of Verizon's 4G LTE devices are on sale for $100 off, so that means the Samsung Galaxy Nexus and Droid Razr Maxx are down to $200 on contract. The HTC Rezound had previously been marked down to $100, but apparently Verizon didn't think it was such a good idea to give away a phone that was $300 only a month ago. Could Verizon be getting ready to bring in some newly released phones from the Consumer Electronics show or Mobile World Congress?
We don't know, but Big Red is debuting the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 on March 1. Sure it's $500 on contract, but with 4G LTE speeds and tons of features, this could be a go-to tablet for business users on the go. As for the choice between the Bionic and Thunderbolt, Verizon has the go-ahead on updating the Thunderbolt to Android 4.0 because HTC announced it earlier this month. Motorola, on the other hand, is still planning and evaluating whether or not the Bionic will get updated at all.
Both devices came out less than a year ago, and are of the dual-core processor and 4G LTE variety, but they both also come with manufacturer overlays, so if you can get to the store before deciding which to get, you'll get a better sense of what each is like. As the one day sale is a Web only deal, that may not be so practical for some, so here's what they offer. The Motoblur overlay on the Droid is really all about making it easy to send messages out easier to Facebook, Twitter, Flickr etc. But, some of the menus are a bit different than other Android phones, too. HTC's Sense, however, is perhaps a bit more intuitive, if not more robust. Fans of the pure Google Android may like it even less than Motoblur.
Both phones have dual cameras, 4.3-inch screens, and HD video capture. The Bionic does have more storage and more memory, though. Tell us in the comments if you're going to grab one of the Verizon deals today. Hurry!