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Droid Pro Comes With A Professional Price

Discussion in 'Android News' started by WenWM, Oct 24, 2010.

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    It looks like pricing for the Droid Pro has leaked and it is certainly a bit higher then we've come to expect from the Droid lineup (and other Android phones). The discounted contract price looks like it may come in at $299 according to a screenshot Droid Life was able to get. That puts it at a $50 surplus above the Epic 4G and at the same price as an iPhone 4.

    The contract-free price is listed at $500 which is a bit less of a discount then we've come to expect from the 2 year contract. We can only hope that Verizon will drop the contract price by $100 and give us a price a bit easier to swallow at $199.

    What do you guys think of this price? Would you pay for it? Let us know.
    News Via: Engadget
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    It says the full retail price is $500, not $700.
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    Well that is a screenshot from the new Verizon website layout set to take effect this week. I have seen screenshots from the new site of current devices such as the incredible and it says $299 as well. I'm thinking with the launch of the new site, they might be doing away with the instant rebates and going back to actual mail ins. So I'm sure the Droid pro will be slated at $199 after rebate just like all the other high end devices.

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    Priced for the rich?

    That's a bot over dramatic. Sure it isn't cheap, but its not that much money and most new smart phones (the nicer ones) cost about $500 with out a contract.

    If they are $300 with a 2 year contract I'd expect sales or a price reduction fairly quickly.

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    Bit not bot, lol. Darn tapatalk won't let me edit.

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    Hell, if this is "priced for the rich"; then my Droid 1 must be priced for Bill Gates. I paid $569 for mine, a $500 device would have seemed like a bargain.
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    (and not that it's an Android device, but the Palm Pre Plus is $599)
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    299... for that price it better be able to have attachments to replace my wife and a damn sexy female voice.
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    I would pay that much for the rumored HTC or T2 but not the Droid Pro.
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    Per an email from Verizon I received last week; they have gone back to mail in rebates (debit card rebates) on Droid Items.

    From Verizon rep: "While we still offer instant rebates for most devices, all Android-based handsets are now offered with a $100 mail-in rebate offer instead of an online discount."
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    Indeed! Droid Pro doesn't excite me at all...too Blackberry-ish for my taste...
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    THIS SUCKS!!!!!:icon_evil:
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    Another nail in Big Red's coffin for me. Chances of me re-upping (and many others, I'd guess) just got smaller.
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    Who can't figure out why? They want to appeal to BB users and gain some of that market. Pretty simple...

    And who is this "we" you speak of? I don't plan on buying a Droid Pro, but I don't think you're in a position to be speaking for everyone here.
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    Agreed. It might take off. BB owns the corporate world still.

    Trying out Sprint for a month. Sent from my Evo using Tapatalk. 4G is pointless when you don't live in one of the few available network areas.
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    This is not priced for the rich its priced for corporations which is what the Droid Pro is suppose to be all about. Its a strike at BB and its users that want more out of their smartphone then what BB has to offer, but if Motorola hasnt fixed the issues that D2 and DX users have had with activesync this could be one big dud.

    I wouldnt mine replacing my company BB bold with this and keeping my D1 as my personal phone until something better comes along.
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    Your definition of decent product and the corporate user's(which this phone is geared to) of a "decent product" probably differ greatly. I don't need a phone with a high res screen for playing games when I'm working. I do enjoy a phone with an actual QWERTY keyboard, descent battery life, world capable, quality sync capabilities, capable of composing RTF emails, etc.


    If there are people that can't figure out why Motorola is making a phone geared towards the business user, perhaps they should go use the Iphone. They clearly lack the ability to think outside the box and enjoy the android platform anyway.
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    Its considered a business phone and most businesses dont' argue over price.
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    That's not priced for the rich, my droid was 599....
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