Recently, we showed you a version of the Minimum Advertised Pricing list for Verizon
which included the HTC Rezound
(formerly the HTC Vigor) and the Samsung GALAXY Nexus
. Absent was the Motorola DROID RAZR
-until now. The latest version of Verizon's MAP list shows a hastily added DROID RAZR at the bottom of the list with a possible launch date of October 27th and a price of $299.99. The price was already announced by Verizon when the super-thin LTE enabled phone was introduced
, but originally the word was that the Motorola DROID RAZR would be up for pre-orders on October 27th with a launch later the next month.
Considering the impressive success that the MAP has had in forecasting launch dates and prices
, we have to take seriously the possibility that Verizon's new flagship DROID could be in your hand quicker than you thought. As far as the HTC Rezound and the Samsung GALAXY Nexus are concerned, it was only today that the latter was confirmed to be heading to Big Red
. Both the Rezound and the GALAXY Nexus are expected to launch November 10th at a price of $299.99.
Once again, we remind you that the MAP list is a document that shows the lowest price that re-sellers can sell new phones for. The idea is to prevent quick discounting of new phones which might make customers concerned that either there is a problem with the handset or that it is unpopular. The list is not designed to reveal launch dates and prices.