Droid Bionic review

It's a dual-core, 4G LTE speedster – but where's the wow factor?

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The Droid Bionic includes the expected array of Google location apps, from Google Maps to Latitude and GPS-led Navigation.

With the free Navigation app, you can speak your destination or type it in and be led there with automatic turn-by-turn directions, plus Motorola sells a vehicle navigation mount for regular users.

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Alternately, the Bionic comes with Verizon Navigator, a free turn-by-turn navigation app that similarly serves up maps and spoken directions, but also lists things like nearby gas stations and the best prices, along with events and concerts within range.

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The Droid Bionic relies on the standard Android Marketplace for app downloads, and comes pre-installed with Verizon-specific media marketplaces named V CAST Music, V CAST Tones, and V Cast Videos.

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A handful of other apps are already found on the phone upon purchase, including Amazon's Kindle app, the Blockbuster streaming movies app, GoToMeeting for remote meetings via phone, a trial version of Gameloft's Let's Golf 2, and the full QuickOffice suite, which lets you view and edit Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and PDF files on your phone.