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Motorola's Droid 4 Will Cost $199.99 Subsidized?

Droid Life has supposedly acquired the latest minimum advertised price (MAP) list from Verizon which now lists the upcoming Motorola Droid 4 as $199.99 USD with a 2-year contract. During CES 2012 earlier this month, the phone was reported to cost consumers a heftier $249.99 USD subsidized. Guess Verizon heard Jane's complaint over the "sweet spot" pricing.

As of Thursday, a number of Verizon phones also took a beatdown in price including the Droid Bionic with a new $149.99 tag, down from $199.99, and both the black and white versions of the 32 GB Droid Razr sporting a not-too-friendly (but better than $299.99) $279.99 tag. Unfortunately, that looks to be the only phones to get a tasty little reduction courtesy of Verizon.

Consumers waiting for the next Motorola Droid (vanilla) model will be in for a treat. The device will pack a roomy 5-row keyboard while measuring just half an inch thick. Under the 4-inch qHD TFT display will be a 1.2 GHz dual-core OMAP 4430 SoC from Texas Instruments, 1 GB of RAM, 16 GB of internal storage, and support for up to 32 GB of extra storage via microSD.

The Droid 4 will also be stuffed with an 8MP rear-facing camera with 1080p HD video capture, 4G LTE, a 1785 mAh battery, hotspot capabilities, and Android 2.3.5 "Honeycomb," with a 4.0 "Ice Cream Sandwich" update on the way. The display will be protected by scratch and scrape resistant glass, and the phone itself will feature a water-repellent nanocoating for splash resistance.

Ultimately whether it's $249.99 or $299.99, the phone seems to be worth every subsidized penny. Unfortunately, Verizon would not confirm the price or provide an actual release date.

  • malicemizer
    Lol the article said the new droid will only be a half inch thick? That's a big ass phone.
  • jiangyi
    Android 2.3.5 "Honeycomb"

    ^I had no idea that Honeycomb and Gingerbread are the same thing! :O

  • house70
    malicemizerLol the article said the new droid will only be a half inch thick? That's a big ass phone.For a hardware-keyboard (slide-out) phone, it's really slim. It says so under specs, if one bothers to learn how to read.
    A LOT of people prefer hard keys over touchscreen keys. It's a matter of personal preference. Android phones and BB allow one to choose. Others, not so.
  • I love how article writers have no clue about the topics they write about. Honeycomb is a tablet only version of Android. Research much?
  • amk-aka-Phantom
    Why can't they ship all new stuff with ICS already if it's out?!

    Anyway, SGS2's specs pwn this... moving on...
  • Really don't get why this is news or why paying the extra $50 is even a big deal. You are locked into a contract that costs at least $80 a month for 24 months. So it will cost $2120 instead $2170 big whoop.
  • del35
    This phone is great, but one of its drawbacks is that it doesn't have a user replaceable battery. No way I would purchase such a phone.
  • Delengowski
    Man, I hope this phone comes out for at&t(doubtful) being as wet behind the ears as I am. I have no credit established and trying to get a contract for Verizon will be a pita..:''(
  • Delengowski
    And paying $900 for an unlocked version is absolutely out of the picture
    Um, hey Toms...

    Android Honeycomb = Android 3.0
    Android Gingerbread = Android 2.3.5