When the Motorola DROID Bionic’s retail price leaked out the other day, we were relatively sure that its carrier-subsidized, on-contract price would leak out soon thereafter. And, true enough, we now have unofficial word for that: US$299.99 with contract and after rebate when the Motorola DROID Bionic rears its head on Verizon on September 8.
The info came through a screenshot of a PDF file showing an updated list of minimum advertised prices (MAP) for devices on Verizon Wireless. A tipster sent the screenshot to Android Central.
Despite the nearly 8-month-long hype surround the Motorola DROID Bionic, a lot of expectant folks were looking forward to a subsidized price around the US$250 mark. The latest leaked price, however, will surely break some people’s hearts.
Considered to be a high-end, top-of-the-line Android smartphone, the Motorola DROID Bionic carries a subsidized price tag substantially higher than what Android users are accustomed to for high-end phones.
Used to paying about US$200 for high-end Android smartphones, potential DROID Bionic buyers may turn their eyes to other upcoming devices that promise an experience more than the DROID Bionic can provide.
Another possible scene-stealer for the Motorola DROID Bionic would be the HTC Vigor, said to replace the HTC Thunderbolt on Verizon and is rumored to come with a 720p HD display and a 1.5-GHz dual-core processor–plus Verizon’s 4G LTE. Previous reports point to October 5 as the release date for the HTC Vigor.
Does the US$300 price tag for the Motorola DROID Bionic crush your heart? Or do you feel that the DROID Bionic is worth every penny of its minimum advertised price?
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