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Motorola DROID Pro to wear $299 price tag at Verizon?

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Motorola DROID Pro to wear $299 price tag at Verizon?
A test website has revealed some new information about the Motorola DROID Pro. The BlackBerry-esque  Android device appears to have a 2 year contract price of $299.99. If this unit turns out being priced at that figure without a rebate, it would hold the dubious honor of being the highest subsidized price for an Android model, coming in about $50 over the price Sprint is charging for the Epic 4G after rebate and a signed contract.

The first thing that might come to your mind is how a 3.1 inch, 320 x 480 resolution screen that is not 4G enabled can cost more than a 4G device sporting a 4 inch Super AMOLED display with resolution of 480 x 800. It could have to do with the Motorola DROID Pro's CDMA/GSM chip set required for its global roaming function. Or perhaps it is just easier to pull $300 out of a company than it is to get that amount from a lone individual.

And just for those inquiring minds, it appears that Verizon has taken down the website, so we will have to see whether or not the price holds when the model is officially launched.

source: Droid-Life

Motorola DROID Pro to wear $299 price tag at Verizon?
Motorola DROID Pro to wear $299 price tag at Verizon?

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posted on 24 Oct 2010, 20:52

1. bbonline (unregistered)

That is some ridiculous pricing. I guess that's the premium you pay for being on Verizon.

posted on 24 Oct 2010, 22:24

2. Joshing4fun (Posts: 1237; Member since: 13 Aug 2010)

No way. The retail price is quite a bit under the droid x so why would the 2 year contract price be $100 dollars more?

posted on 24 Oct 2010, 23:30

3. GuyinLA (unregistered)

I think it's $299 BEFORE mail in rebate. I'm not 100% sure, but usually when rumors are of an absurd prices, they are before rebate.

posted on 25 Oct 2010, 07:28

4. ecml490 (unregistered)

I think that this Verizon page is fake considering the key features on the page are on the right side of the page instead at the bottom like the Verizon website has, also that it says it includes free shipping and the other smartphones on Verizon Website doesn't say that, nor is Verizon at least from me not seeing, hasn't advertised the phone on their web so I consider this article to be inaccurate.

posted on 25 Oct 2010, 10:57

5. dt401 (Posts: 12; Member since: 13 Oct 2010)

This price would definitely be before rebate, with out a doubt. ESPECIALLY if theyre aiming at the BB/RIM client el

posted on 26 Oct 2010, 15:33

6. MattyMillz (unregistered)

every flagship verizon phone in the last 2 years has been $199.99 after $100 mail in rebate. Stop posting garbage on your website before you get the facts.

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