Motorola DROID 3 drops to $99.99, makes you really wonder how much the DROID 4 will cost

Motorola DROID 3 drops to $99.99, makes you really wonder how much the DROID 4 will cost
We all know the routine by now, the new device is announced, while its predecessor normally receives a justified price reduction in order to ship units out of the store to make room for the new guy in town – it’s simply the way of the game in the phone industry!

Rightfully so, that’s exactly what we’re seeing with the Motorola DROID 3, which recently was dropped to $99.99 with your signature with a 2-year contract. For the price, it easily moves into the price category dominated by mid-range devices and will entice those looking for a decent high-spec’d smartphone, but aren’t located in a 4G LTE location.

Now that’s all fine and dandy making the DROID 3 more than buyable at this point, but it does kind of allude to the pricing we might see with the Motorola DROID 4. Although we managed to get some hands-on time at CES with the upcoming device, Big Red has been hush about announcing its pricing – though, seeing that this is packing 4G LTE connectivity sometime, once can assume for it to follow in succession to other devices. Meaning, it could easily go for $250 or $300 with a contract, but then again, it doesn’t seem to be as premium in terms of offerings and quality over the DROID RAZR.

Therefore, we’re curious to see how Verizon plays this one out. At $250 and up, it might be lost under all the other super-spec’d 4G LTE devices out there – like the HTC Rezound, Motorola DROID RAZR MAXX, and Samsung Galaxy Nexus. On the other hand, if they were to bring this at an aggressive $200, there’s enough space to warrant a purchase for it. Considering the long legacy behind this prestigious line, we hope that’s the case with this one.

source: Verizon via IntoMobile

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