As Android fans patiently wait for the offiical release dates for the Samsung Galaxy Nexus and Motorola Droid RAZR, another important factor that we have yet to hear about is price. Fresh reports online has revealed a potential price point for the Droid RAZR and it’s safe to say that the handset isn’t going to come cheap.
It is probably a safe bet that like the Galaxy Nexus, the contract price for the Droid RAZR is likely to be introduced at $299 with a two-year deal with Verizon. However, for those of you that are looking to pay full retail price, you’re not going to like the price tag that is being waved around at the moment.
Information acquired by Droid-Life claims that the Droid RAZR is going to come in at $649 at full retail price, which doesn’t bode well for those of you looking to buy the Galaxy Nexus off-contract as well. $649 is an great deal of money for most and consumers are angry paying $499 for a smartphone as it is.
Nothing is official yet, but Droid-Life’s information is usually spot on when it comes to Verizon leaks. How many of you can justify paying $650 for a smartphone though? Sure it has great hardware specs out of the box and has even been guaranteed an update to Ice Cream Sandwich already, at some point after release.
If the device does enter at $649 though, it may kick-off a worrying trend for higher-end smartphones entering above the $500 mark – how would you feel about that? One positive aspect to take into account though, is that it is almost certain that other retailers away from Verizon direct will drop the price considerably, no matter what the price is, in order to secure your sale and maybe even sweeten the deal for you further with one or two accessories.
A simple question for you though – Would you pay $649 for the new Droid RAZR off-contract or not?
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