Best Buy prices DROID 2 at the $199 Gold Standard contract price for high-end phones

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Best Buy prices DROID 2 at the $199 Gold Standard contract price for high-end phones
It's hard to put a price on something that technically does not exist. However, thanks to a leaked picture of  a Best Buy Motorola DROID 2 display, we can see that the big box retailer will offer the sequel to the very popular DROID at the price of $199.99 with a 2 year contract. This is the same pricing level that we have seen most high-end smartphones sell for at launch such as the Motorola DROID X, the EVO 4G, the BlackBerry Torch 9800 and the 16GB Apple iPhone 4. Want the DROID 2, but don't want to get locked up for a couple of years? In that case, expect to pay $599.99 for the unit.

What is unusual is that Motorola and Verizon have yet to formerly introduce the model despite its appearance in the carrier's summer phone guide, leaked ads and shipped accessories for the device. Time is running out for an introduction if the August 12th launch date that we reported is legitimate. The DROID 2 improves upon the first-gen model by improving the QWERTY keyboard, putting a 1GHz processor under the hood, launching with Android 2.2, and offering a number of apps out of the box like Swype and Blockbuster On-Demand. Speaking of the original DROID, it is now listed as being "Out of Stock" on Big Red's web site.

Motorola DROID 2 A955 Preliminary Specifications

source: Engadget




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6 Comments

1. ecml

Posts: 129; Member since: Mar 23, 2010

The original droid is still in stock on the Big Red's web site, just another wacko story lol

2. sleepyjohnny

Posts: 151; Member since: Dec 16, 2009

its 2AM in NJ right now and the droid is listed as out of stock online

3. tlang1064

Posts: 49; Member since: Feb 21, 2010

If 4G is around the corner for Verizon, then anything they put out 3G until then is a waste of money. I'm with sprint, but if I had Verizon, I'd wait till the end of the year (when they claim to be 4G) to get a phone.

4. RORYREVOLUTION

Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

Most wont even get 4G and it could take over a year for them to finally get it or even longer. You could be without 4G for a year or two. Still seems like a waste?

5. anarkie

Posts: 48; Member since: Jan 28, 2009

But with 4G possibly having tiered data, would it be a waste? I'll take unlimited 3G over tiered 4G any day.

6. androidowner unregistered

They are no longer producing the moto droid due to the new releasing of the droid 2.

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