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Disturbing trend in Verizon hardware prices.

Discussion in 'Android General Discussions' started by Thevaristy, Oct 25, 2010.

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    I am troubled by the prices Verizon has been putting on their new hardware. Between the Droid Pro at $299, or a completely unsubsidized Galaxy Tab, I am afraid this trend will continue. How much will they be charging for LTE phones? Time will tell I suppose, do you guys think Verizon is just trying to take advantage of peoples thirst for Android phones, or will they fall flat on their face?
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    When something is growing and hot the marketing folks will keep the cost high.
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    new technology will ask for a premium price, don't expect 4g devices to be $199 w/ 2yr contract either.
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    It may come back to bite them the evo isn't too bad priced

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    Buy the hardware at best buy
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    the price is ok i think
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    Personally Id rather pay the higher price for the device,and lower monthly rates...and not have a contract...It seems that this isnt the case....Lets face it the launch of the Droid X was proof positive that Verizon left a lot of money on the table....so to speak,it took months for production to catch supply....maybe they are learning from that mistake,and taking the new phones all the way to the bank...
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    It's a bit premature IMO to assume that there's some sort of trend based on two prices. At least you're using 2 data points to assume a trend where many tend to use one data point.
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    apple sells their products unsubsidized and will continue to do that. wheres the trend there?
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    You are comparing apples to oranges here. Its like asking why Sony doesnt subsidize their tv's. Im not entering into a contract with Apple, and if I wanted an iphone I would get one from AT@T at a subsidized price.
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    You and your dang data points!


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    I have noticed that lately the prices of Android operating system phones are on the rise, but this is only because the demand is so high. When demand is increased, so does the price. This is because Android rocks; And because Apple and Windows, suck.

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    Hmmm, so maybe IPhone coming to VZW would be a good thing to keep prices down.

    Too bad it doesn't work that way. Demand for smartphones is growing and I think LTE will blow the roof off. They aren't going to continue to eat so much money subsidizing the phones.

    And as for price, newer tech and high demand = price is being driven by the manufacturer. VZW could very well be offering the same subsidies but the mfr price is going up. Have to compare with Best Buy free&clear prices to know.