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Amazon slashes Motorola DROID 3 price to $70 on contract

0. phoneArena 18 Jul 2011, 09:59 posted on

Wow, for a while we thought that the Motorola DROID 3 BOGO special was a real bargain, yet amazingly, Amazon has managed to come up with an offer that tops...

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posted on 18 Jul 2011, 10:23

1. vette21man (Posts: 351; Member since: 06 Apr 2011)


Pretty compelling price for a great physical-keyboard smartphone.

Pros: Dual-Core 1GHz processor, physical keyboard, high res 4" qHD display

Cons: Battery life, No 4G LTE, sub-par camera

posted on 18 Jul 2011, 10:54 1

2. snowgator (Posts: 3209; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)


I know I am probably in the minority, but is no LTE really a "con", or just something to take note of? There are a ton of markets that will not have LTE in the next year, and most likely just a little over half the markets Verizon serves will have it in two years. They are having a lot more problems and costs involved with the roll out. This isn't a criticism, I respect them being first. Just to be expected with a huge upgrade like this. I would prefer a LTE as well, but for me it isn't really make or break right right now. Is there really that many markets in which LTE is make or break?

Just curious ......

posted on 18 Jul 2011, 13:04 2

5. vette21man (Posts: 351; Member since: 06 Apr 2011)


Good point. Also, LTE would only further kill the battery life. I just mentioned it because it takes away future-proofing the device. The cheap price makes the cons appear less of an issue.

posted on 18 Jul 2011, 13:07

6. Penny (Posts: 1143; Member since: 04 Feb 2011)


It wasn't make or break for me either as I ended up going with the HTC Trophy, but the fact is that LTE data costs the same as 3G data right now, so opting for LTE is a no-brainer even if you are not currently within range of LTE service. Of course, it all comes down to what mobile OS you prefer and what devices are available. For WP7, there literally was no other choice on Verizon, but if you want Android and are looking at the $200 price range, I see no reason why you shouldn't want an LTE handset.

posted on 18 Jul 2011, 19:27

9. cthunder (Posts: 104; Member since: 02 Nov 2010)


Actually no, Especially with the new data changes. So it doesn't have LTE - like someone stated most won't have LTE in their area and with Wifi which is faster than 3G you won't miss LTE.

posted on 18 Jul 2011, 21:41

11. Penny (Posts: 1143; Member since: 04 Feb 2011)


I agree I don't miss LTE because I'm on a WiFi network the majority of the time. But on your first point, as far as I am aware, even with the new tiered data pricing structure, LTE still costs the same as 3G.

posted on 18 Jul 2011, 22:33

12. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 2969; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


Yea I will not have LTE for about a year(or maybe more). And as we all know, a lot changes in a year. Every single phone out now or coming out soon, in a year's time will be obsolete.

So this phone will do nicely for that year.

posted on 18 Jul 2011, 12:36

3. URC (unregistered)


Amazon doing their best Wal Mart impression, trying to close down small businesses across the country.

posted on 18 Jul 2011, 12:51 1

4. The_Miz (Posts: 1496; Member since: 06 Apr 2011)


Cons: Battery life, No 4G LTE, sub-par camera

Plus MOTOBlur, Bloatware, Locked Bootloader, Verizon, etc.

posted on 18 Jul 2011, 15:22 2

7. Thump3rDX17 (Posts: 2160; Member since: 10 May 2010)


we get it Miz, you don't like Motorola or Verizon. now go away.

posted on 18 Jul 2011, 18:13 1

8. The_Miz (Posts: 1496; Member since: 06 Apr 2011)


I'm sorry, but that had nothing to do with my comment. Try again.

posted on 18 Jul 2011, 19:51

10. Thump3rDX17 (Posts: 2160; Member since: 10 May 2010)


i don't think so. i'm not gonna waste my time with you.

posted on 18 Jul 2011, 23:03

13. The_Miz (Posts: 1496; Member since: 06 Apr 2011)


Oh yeah, like your time is sooo precious.

posted on 19 Jul 2011, 01:07

14. Old Skool (unregistered)


Remember back when Amazon was just a book store? =)

posted on 19 Jul 2011, 11:09

15. Droid X Metalpoet (unregistered)


Amazon will give you the droid 3 if its a new activation, for existing verizon customers they dont give a f*** about us and they will charge us $150!

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