Motorola DROID RAZR added to Verizon MAP with October 27th launch date
posted by Alan F. / Oct 21, 2011, 10:01 PM
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.
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One thing I wanna point out that a lot of people seem to have forgotten or didn't know is that since Motorola is now using Super Amoled pentile displays there won't be any horrible pixelations. As a former owner of the Super Amoled Epic 4G and Droid 3, you can def see the pixelation difference on the devices. Both have a 4 inch display and depsite that the Droid 3 has the qhd display the Epic had much less pixelation. Motorola is very smart to make this change, not just because Super Amoled is much better than LCD but for this reason as well.
posted on Oct 21, 2011, 10:12 PM 0
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My understanding is this device comes with Super AMOLED as opposed to the better Super AMOLED Plus. There's been complaints about the text quailty when it doesn't have the "Plus" designation. There's also complaints of blue/green tine, loss of sharpness, loss of detail, etc., respectively.
posted on Oct 22, 2011, 12:29 AM 0
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Interesting regarding the prospective October 27th release date. However, I would have expected something from VZW by now if the 27th is really the release date. Like say, an announcement of when pre-orders will be opened. I signed up on VZW's RAZR web page for updates, and so far, silence from VZW. October 27th would be great for the RAZR to become available, but with the silence from VZW to date, I don't know.
posted on Oct 21, 2011, 10:22 PM 0
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Why would any company create a phone without the microSD card slot.....reDONKulous...
posted on Oct 21, 2011, 11:05 PM 1
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posted on Oct 22, 2011, 4:22 AM 1
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Yeah, so I pay 299.99 for 32GB, when a 16GB would normally cost 199.99 and a 16GB card, even class 10, can be purchased for less than 100... I dunno. I suppose I could dump data onto my Dropbox or MInus account.
posted on Oct 22, 2011, 9:43 AM 0
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MAP is pretty much the Verizon retailers world's equivalent of MSRP. Verizon's Infocenter page (from which the MAP pages are typically linked) says in no uncertain terms that retailers are free to sell the phones at any price they feel so inclined; it all depends on how much of a loss above and beyond the subsidy that retailer is willing to take on the handset. This is why you see mega-companies like Amazon willing to discount the phones to next to nothing. Taking massive hits on them means next to nothing when you take into account the double contract (yes, you sign an additional contract with Amazon when you activate a phone through them, don't you love small print?) with it's monstrous additional ETF looming. Even smaller, regional retailers will discount phone prices well below MAP to drive business into their stores during sales.
posted on Oct 22, 2011, 10:11 AM 0
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LOL I was about to say the same, signed in, and voila you beat me. Nice. MAP is Minimum ADVERTISED Price. PA really needs to check their facts sometimes, this mistake has been made before.
posted on Oct 22, 2011, 10:13 AM 0
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