Although it seems more and more likely that the Motorola Razr HD will enjoy a release late in the year, that doesn’t stop us from speculating on the phone’s pricing. We’ve heard nothing official on that front yet, but thankfully we now have a rock-solid source revealing the Canadian price for Moto’s new flagship.
According to a leaked internal Rogers doc picked up by the good guys over at Mobile Syrup, the Razr HD LTE will start at the very low price of $99.99. That will of course have you tied up to the carrier for three full years, but it still sounds like a pretty great deal. We were ready to bet last month that the starting price would be $199.99, so, if this rumor were to prove accurate, some of Motorola’s mojo might come back.
The rest of the pricing scheme on Rogers brings only bad news however, with future Razr HD adopters being most likely asked to pay $499.99 for the phone with a 2-year contract, $549.99 with a 12-month agreement, and $599.99 for the unlocked, SIM-free version of the handheld.
We can’t say that the off-contract price surprises us or that it is very unfair, but $499.99 with a 2-year agreement? That, in my book, is the definition of a rip-off. Then again, this is not something very unusual up North, where carriers are much more “uptight” than their U.S. counterparts.
Motorola Canada has no official updates on its website regarding the Razr HD, but hopefully that’ll change soon enough, so keep an eye on that. There’s also nothing new about the Razr Maxx HD, so there’s still a big chance the souped-up version of the phone with a 3,300mAh battery will never reach Canadian tech lovers.
As for the future U.S. pricing for the two devices, we might have to reconsider early rumors. We were pretty convinced the Droid Razr HD would hit Verizon for $199.99 with a two-year contract, while the Razr Maxx HD would go for $299.99. But if Canadians will get the Razr HD for a starting price of $99.99, why shouldn’t people stateside expect $100 and $200 prices for the new Razr and Razr Maxx handsets, respectively?
Anyone in Canada eagerly awaiting for Razr HD's release? Or are you still in stand-by and hoping for a Maxx HD miracle?