Motorola DROID gets price cut at Dell to $119.99 with 2 year contract

Motorola DROID gets price cut at Dell to $119.99 with 2 year contract
A mere two weeks after getting launched by Verizon, the carrier's flagship device, the Motorola DROID, is getting a price cut from Dell. The world's first Android 2.0 device, the DROID has been the subject of good to great reviews with many saying that with the DROID, Big Red now has a handset that can match-up with the powerful Apple iPhone. Early reports suggested that 100,000 units moved during the first weekend and another 150,000 were sold on subsequent days. Despite all this, Dell is now offering the DROID for $119.99 with a 2 year contract, which is quite a big bargain when compared to Verizon's current price of $199.99 after a mail-in rebate and with the 2 year contract. The Dell offer also applies to contract extensions which means that you do not need to be eligible for an upgrade to take advantage of the offer. The price also includes free Fed-Ex shipping, so you can't ask for much more. With Black Friday just around the corner, it will be interesting to see if Verizon takes the price of the device down a notch as a nod to Dell's action and to spur sales. Whatever the wireless operator decides to do, the action will be scrutinized and analyzed as a way to determine how well the phone is selling.

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Posts: 36; Member since: Mar 17, 2009

Ouch!!! That's gotta suck. Looks like only Verizon die-hards where the only ones to buy the phone. Must not be selling well if your cutting prices already. I mean that's almost half off.

3. tshow84

Posts: 65; Member since: Jun 11, 2009

you are a moron. verizon isnt doing this, dell is, why dell even carries phones is beyond me...


Posts: 36; Member since: Mar 17, 2009

Your the moron. I know who cut the price. Never claimed it was verizon. Either way why buy it from verizon now when you save $80 bucks through Dell. Like the article said what will verizon do. Their flagship is being underminerd. MORON, lots of things are beyond you.

14. dirtjenkins

Posts: 12; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

16. E-Z DUZ-IT

Posts: 36; Member since: Mar 17, 2009

Wow. Never heard that one. Get a brain! I'll use that one next time. Thanks dirty junk

31. E.N.

Posts: 2610; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

I guess Verizon's early termination fee might go up to $400 now.


Posts: 36; Member since: Mar 17, 2009

In a world of I don't, the Droid DOES ............not sell well.

5. jundibasam

Posts: 119; Member since: Aug 05, 2009

you are a moron. Just about every major industry analyst has publicly stated the Droid sales have exceeded expectations with 250,000 moving through the stores in the first week. This does not include Internet sales or upgrades processed through Customer Service over the phone nor does it include sales from major retailers like Best Buy. Although it is impossible to know what the overall sales are so far that include internet, phone, and third-party retailers, based on inventory movements and wireless data traffic increases (reported by phone arena last week). the Motorola Droid is doing well. One would only imagine what sales would've been like if it was released simultaneously in 8 countries from an established brand with a cult-like following like that one obsolete, over-hyped, obsolete fruit phone did.


Posts: 36; Member since: Mar 17, 2009

Well don't get mad at me because analyst had low expectations. It's not hard to exceed them when their low. You sound like a mad analyst.

10. E-Z DUZ-IT

Posts: 36; Member since: Mar 17, 2009

Also selling in 8 more countries wouldn't mean sh!t. The world has experinced motorola phones. Apple sells cause the world never had an apple phone.

29. E.N.

Posts: 2610; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

Apple sells because the world wants Apple phones. There's nothing really novel about motorola.

38. jundibasam

Posts: 119; Member since: Aug 05, 2009

You're still a moron. If you actually read a business journal (WSJ for example) or watch a business show, you will see that every expert said this was do or die for Motorola and the expectations were set realy high for both them and Verizon. And don't say that selling in 8 more countries doesn't mean shit when you and all the other iphone fanboys use the iphone's sales figures in all 8 countries to blast the Droid's sales figures in 1 country. I personally was never a fan of motorola, but its not about Motorola, its about Google, and that is the novelty, which is why Google will surpass Apple and ultimately become the #1 OS in the WORLD by 2012. Even if it were strictly about Motorola, considering they were at one time the 2nd largest handset manufacturer in the world behind Nokia does say they have the ability to return to the top. I was skeptical about the Droid too because it came from Motorola until I got one for my wife and it is definitely a winner for both Motorola and Verizon, and I personally think its better than the iphone, which to me is a strong multi-media device but a weak phone and even weaker service provider. The Droid is a great phone on a great network, and it has the potential to be a great multi-media device as well. Say what you will, but considering that its still relatively new to the market, its potential is what will make it the industry's best.

41. E-Z DUZ-IT

Posts: 36; Member since: Mar 17, 2009

You don't know shit. You think cause you read the wall street journal and Watch Business shows your well informed. Sound like a douche. Making predictions on a company who's income is on advertising and search. Not software. Android platform is a hobby with no goal in mind. An extremely open software leaves it vulnerable to attack by what ever a malicious person wants, and this on a large scale. Even software designers aren't to excited about the android platform. No $$ there to be made. Android software and apps are for tinkerers. Apple and apps for making $$. Android won't see much success espeacially if google decides to make their own phone. How you gonna give the same software to your business partners for their phones( htc moto Sony ) if your the competition and your software. Google will keep the latest version of android for themselves and every one else the subpar one. Better yet they launch the chrome os on their phone and loose interest in their own android platform. Then what.

47. vzw fanman

Posts: 1977; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

sprint advertised heavily too when they should be focusing on their network. i mean on the movie eagle eye, desperate housewives and the ugly truth they show their cell phones with a huge sprint logo. i have yet to see one movie or show where they use verizon phones.

50. weedalin

Posts: 10; Member since: Nov 22, 2009

At least he quotes sources. What do you have? Your incredibly stupid, absolutist brain? Your shoddy grammar and poor word choice indicates an adolescent having a temper tantrum. Making ad-hominem attacks, not addressing his actual points, you fit the bill for a grade A troll. Google won't make their own phone, you retard, they even announced as such that Android will remain a Mobile OS and not an actual phone. The strength of Android is that it has been released on so many phones, rather than the one (I'm not counting the original or the 3G) supported by Apple. If Android apps are for tinkers, then WHY are there over 10,000 apps available for Android right now? Surely a hobbyist's OS would have far less? Your points are poorly-thought out and you seem to like making conclusions from nothing. Grow up.

51. weedalin

Posts: 10; Member since: Nov 22, 2009

You ARE an idiot, aren't you? 'The world has experienced motorola phones'? So how would you explain the fact that Windows is the most used OS in the world? Wouldn't the world have ALREADY EXPERIENCED Windows? Face it, you don't know what the hell you're talking about, and your poor grammar and excessive use of slang and profanity disgusts me.

57. jundibasam

Posts: 119; Member since: Aug 05, 2009

talk to me when you graduate high school, you dumbass. I am well informed because I read multiple business journals from a wide array of sources because i don't claim to be an expert at phones or technology, but I do claim to be well informed because i listen to a variety of experts in this industry, and I don't discount one thing over another because "i like it and it makes me look cool". That is the problem with Apple and their fanboys. By your logic, apple shouldn't be in the phone business, music sharing business, or any other technology because they were originally a computer developer. Google is one of the most revered and respected companies in the world, and they are one of the best innovators around. Don't get mad at me because they've displaced Apple as the world leader in technology and innovation. Let me know how that crappy iphone does in a year or two when Android reaches its full potential on LTE technology. Google is about openness and development, and they're the best at what they do. And who's network do you think that Google's phone is going to run on? Motorola is just the hardware provider, Google does the software, and Verizon provides the network. When Google makes their own phone, they will be both the hardware and software developer, and you think the highly publicized partnership between Google and Verizon was only about the Droid? if you do believe that, then you both naive AND a dumb fuck.


Posts: 36; Member since: Mar 17, 2009

Excuse spelling. Meant to say undermined.

7. vzw fanman

Posts: 1977; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

In my opinion, the droid is better than the iphone in everyway. I mean hello, look at the screen it's amazing!! :-)

12. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

Shocking that you think it's better. You have no mind of your own and promote anything Verizon

13. E-Z DUZ-IT

Posts: 36; Member since: Mar 17, 2009

I agree with verizon fandude. Though just on the screen.

20. vzw fanman

Posts: 1977; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

The design is better too. I mean look how plasticy it looks on the back. At least on the droid its cut up and nice looking. I have found more than enough apps to fit my needs. So why is the iphone better again?

28. E-Z DUZ-IT

Posts: 36; Member since: Mar 17, 2009

Well that's an opinion, as well would be my comment. Personaly the iPhone looks sleek and I like the curvature, and that it has one button on the front(prefer none). Don't like physical keyboard. In my opinion the droid looks like a sardine tin can. Don't like it square cut. It's also "over" branded. Looks like a tiny mobile advertising display. If I saw correctly it has verizon motorola and google all on the back verizon moto on front. It's ready for NASCAR.

30. E.N.

Posts: 2610; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

It just is man. I actually went to Verizon to check out the Droid (I was thinking about switching because my 3G broke and because Apple is so stingy they didn't replace it) and I have to say that the droid's resolution is excellent and much better than the iphone's by far. But other than that, I don't know why people like it that much. The keyboard is flat, the design I think will get old in a few months, the phone is pretty large, the camera is slow and laggy despite the 5+ megapixel, etc. I think most people are buying it just because it's on Verizon because it's not really that special. But I do like the multitasking, which is the only feature I wish my iPhone had. Like i've said before, the pre is a much better phone than the droid in my opinion so I'm still confused as to why the droid sold so much more. And also, even though Android has that open source whatever, I think the iPhone will always have more and better apps. There's just too many iPhones and iPod touches out there for developers to ignore.

33. vzw fanman

Posts: 1977; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

hmmm, i'v enever heard over branded before and i think that's what makes it cool looking, it says verizon and motorola on the front... and a picture of the moto emblem, verizon and with google on the back... and i like the design of the first iphone better much better than the 3rd gen. even in the dark though it looks better than the iphone because of the flashy lights. :-)

34. vzw fanman

Posts: 1977; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

the keyboard is actually awesome, i love it better than on my old voyager. it is a super sleek looking phone. on mine, the camera does not lag. and again, the apps are more than enough i need. i think you should just give it a try bro. :-).

39. jundibasam

Posts: 119; Member since: Aug 05, 2009

How about network, running simultaneous apps, and the camera? all of those features blow the iphone's similar features out of the water.

42. E-Z DUZ-IT

Posts: 36; Member since: Mar 17, 2009

AT&T network is faster and can do multitasking. Verizon network can't. If i'm on the phone and need instant info, I can look it up with out hanging up first. Regaurdless of what people think, people do do both. Also I don't need coverage in Montana Dakotas don't care. I got all the 3G I need. Metro areas are covered well. I'm not a complainer. Have great experience with AT&T. Camera is open to debate. You hear # amount of pixels and you panties get wet. Camera pro will tell you that don't mean much on cell phones. Running multiple apps is the reason droid battery sucks. iPhones processor is faster. Opens and closes apps so fast it feels like multitasking. Granted there's always room for improvement. Like always it's personal experience.

43. E.N.

Posts: 2610; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

We've already established that the iPhone is lacking multi-tasking. And the network is not an iPhone/Droid feature. And although the Droid has more megapixels, it still takes forever to take a single picture and get ready for the next.

48. vzw fanman

Posts: 1977; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

i do agree it takes a while to get ready for the next picture but that can be fixed with a software update i bet. are you talking about pixels on the screen resolution? because if that's what your talking about ezduzit, the screen of the iphone looks like a toy compared to the droid's beautiful display. and can someone please admit the home screen of the droid looks more appealing than the iphone? cause it does (not jailbroken). the widgets are amazing. i'm very excited about the future of my droid and verizon wireless itself. :-)

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