Price drop to $199.99 on-contract is in the pipeline for the HTC Rezound come January 9th?

Price drop to $199.99 on-contract is in the pipeline for the HTC Rezound come January 9th?
Venerable smartphone maker HTC has seen its fair share of great times in the industry, but very recently, the competition has proven to be a taxing thing for the Taiwanese based company. At this point, it’s difficult to say how well or often consumers are scooping up its products, but to stir things up, it seems that they might be getting a boost from its Verizon portfolio.

When you look at the premium priced Verizon smartphones, the Motorola DROID RAZR, Samsung Galaxy Nexus, and HTC Rezound all sit atop at the higher-than-normal price of $299.99 with a 2-year contract. In this kind of economy, $300 for any smartphone is really rough, so in order to spur sales, we normally see price reductions.

One of our tipsters managed to send us some information that indicates a price drop coming to the HTC Rezound. From the looks of it, starting on January 9th, Big Red will be reducing the price of the Rezound by $100 – bringing its total tally to $199.99 with a 2-year agreement. Furthermore, it looks like the HTC Rhyme is also seeing a slight cut in price to $149.99 starting on the same date.

Obviously, some people are going to be happy with the expected price cuts, but it’s still anyone’s guess if it’ll make an impact in the long run. Time will surely tell in the long run.

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Rezound
  • Display 4.3" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S3, Dual-core, 1500 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 1620 mAh(6.73h talk time)

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10 Comments

1. rockstarlive

Posts: 307; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

Not surprised, since CES and MWC are around the corner.

2. RORYREVOLUTION

Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

The phone will be stuck on gingerbread for a long time.

6. Goldeneye

Posts: 419; Member since: Jan 22, 2011

yeap, like the GSII will

3. jphillips63

Posts: 253; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

After owning the Galaxy Nexus for less than a week and playing with ICS I have to say I'm happy with Gingerbread. This day and time we are a social network society and to leave out one of the largest social networks from ICS is just silly. For tohse who don't know Google with ICS delibertly left out the ability to sync Face Book friends to the phone. Like any new software ICS has a ways to go to be polished and able to run smoothly. So in the mean time my Rezound is the best smart phone I've ever owned and I'm enjoying it every day.

4. DROIDX0430

Posts: 469; Member since: Nov 24, 2010

VW is shortly going to find itself back to sellng phones at 199.00. Just like in the past. The pattern now is all highend LTE android phones are launching at 299.00...to help profit margins for all of the loss revenue for selling the iphones for 199.00.. a month later those same phones are 199.00...look back...charge..bionic..and now rezound..next will be the razr and nexus...so if you can wait for up to about two months on those 300.00 new releases...you will get it at 199.00..patience is a virtue...

5. DROIDX0430

Posts: 469; Member since: Nov 24, 2010

They left out the synching of facebook on ICS SO GOOGLE CAN PUSH GOOGLE +..believe me..it wasnt by accident. Google + is Googles social networking site for all of you out there who didnt know.

7. ChrisTheTechGuy

Posts: 85; Member since: Nov 04, 2010

I love the consistent calling out of "verizon's premium 4g device prices" when other carriers have the same high prices for some 4g phones. Also doubtful this screenshot came from a reliable source with prices since some historical pricing listed is incorrect....

8. firelightx

Posts: 71; Member since: Oct 13, 2011

I don't know, I work for an indirect agent and that price history seems spot on to me. I guess we'll see what happens tomorrow, but a price drop on the rezound specifically just makes sense right now.

9. ChrisTheTechGuy

Posts: 85; Member since: Nov 04, 2010

only one is incorrect. i work for them directly, and there is only one flaw in the historical pricing...but its fairly obvious. weird that a retired device on an internal sheet would have pricing through a certain date since its retired. also availability dates of the black razr is completely incorrect

10. veevans01

Posts: 29; Member since: Jan 09, 2012

Phone Arena got it right on this one. The price of the Resound is showing at $199.00 on Verizon's website. I like HTC phones. Should I jump on this one or should I wait on the next HTC 4G android phone ( whatever it will be) and keep hanging on to my Incredible?

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