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Posted at 06:11 PM ET, 09/06/2011

Droid Bionic scavenger hunt kicks into full gear

Chairman and CEO of Motorola Mobility Sanjay Jha speaks during a press event at the 2011 International Consumer Electronics Show at the Venetian, Jan. 5, 2011, in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Ethan Miller - GETTY IMAGES)
Motorola and Verizon are sending eager smartphone buyers on a scavenger hunt across the Web for one of the fall’s hottest new devices, the Droid Bionic.

The company recently launched an augmented reality scavenger hunt app — available through the Android Store — that gives players a chance at winning one of 192 smartphones. The app directs players to use their smartphones or tablets to chase down components.

The smartphone is supposed to be another credible competitor to Apple’s iPhone 5, along with the newly revealed Samsung Galaxy S II. Verizon’s been fairly mum on the specifics of the phone, but did launch a Facebook page confirming a few attributes of the device.

According to the page, the phone has 1 GB of RAM and 16 GB of memory, plus the ability to print wirelessly and act as a “webtop” via an application that seems to let users view their phone on an external screen.

Rumor has it that the phone will be released on Wednesday, Sept. 8, but Verizon has not confirmed that date.

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