Red Motorola DROID Ultra rumored to cost $100 for Big Red employees starting today

Red Motorola DROID Ultra rumored to cost $100 for Big Red employees starting today
Late Monday, we showed you a picture of the Motorola DROID Ultra wearing a 'V' shaped black and white racing stripe down the Kevlar back. This, we figured, was a picture of the Limited Edition version of the Motorola DROID Ultra. We started thinking aloud about the possibility that this would be a version of the phone offered to Verizon employees at a discount. Just a way for Big Red's executives to thank the reps for all of their hard work.

We also pointed out that in the past, Big Red employees got to buy an exclusive red version of the latest DROID model as a token of appreciation. Is it possible that the racing stripe begins a whole new tradition? Uh, maybe not. It turns out that according to a source close to Verizon, the red version of the DROID Ultra that we showed you last week is actually the model intended for Verizon reps who will be asked to pay $100 for it. The deal begins today and besides the phone, inside the box you will find a SOL Republic Jax in-ear headphones, a Griffin Reveal case and an Ingress invite code.

You know what that means guys, time to peruse eBay to see which Verizon reps are going to play DROID arbitrage. It's a fun little game that goes like this. Work for Verizon. Buy the promotional DROID in red for $100 and sell it on eBay for a price that is about twenty times what you paid for it. Fun is had by all except for the game player who is left with a rapidly depreciating asset at the end of the game.

As far as the Limited Edition version is concerned, we will hopefully hear something about it at Motorola's media event later Tuesday.

Red Motorola DROID Ultra, image courtesy of UnLockr and @evleaks

Red Motorola DROID Ultra, image courtesy of UnLockr and @evleaks


source: Phandroid

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DROID Ultra
  • Display 5.0" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 10 MP / 2 MP front
  • Processor Motorola X8, Dual-core, 1700 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB
  • Battery 2130 mAh

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8 Comments

1. Goldeneye

Posts: 419; Member since: Jan 22, 2011

Yeah buy a phone for a ridiculous amount of money on ebay that you won't be able to activate unless you're a rep that is, smart!

2. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

I think for me it's pretty much down to the Maxx or the Moto X. Hell, maybe I'll get both.

3. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

I am wondering what Moto is going to do in the camera department? Camera seems to be where the competitors are focusing their energy this year. S800 + 2 Gb RAM + 5 inch 1080p seems to be the minimum entry point for flagship phones this year. But what sets vendor A apart from vendor B is the camera.

4. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

5. darkskoliro

Posts: 1092; Member since: May 07, 2012

hot ;)

6. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

So only their employees gets BIG DISCOUNT while their consumers pay 200$? Something seriously wrong with Verizon

7. g2a5b0e unregistered

Your comment makes zero sense. Most businesses have employee discounts. That's perfectly normal. Why would they give you, the consumer, one too?

8. ibap

Posts: 865; Member since: Sep 09, 2009

Someone is going to pay 20*100=$2000 for this? Dumb and dumber.

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