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DROID Pro Launching on Verizon for $299 on 2-Year Contract?

Anyone willing to pay $299 for the Droid Pro on November 11th?  A test site is now live for the next Droid family member and that’s exactly the price we’re seeing.  Will it stick?  We’re hoping that it won’t and is likely just a default price during an initial setup of a device’s page and that a $100 instant rebate will come when it goes live.  Or is this the new pricing model for the set of new global roaming Android devices from Verizon like the Droid 2 Global?  Interesting stuff, that’s for sure.  

And one more shot from my phone…

Update:  An iPad test page is also live showing a $699 price which is correct.  Looks like $299 might be correct after all, but they could still slap on a rebate…

Thoughts everyone?

Cheers wade_county!

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  • Trent Jordan Vancouver

    A test site for the upcoming Verizon Droid Pro has surfaced, … phone will be available on November 11th for $299 on a two-year contract. …Came to knew that-Motorola’s Droid Pro worldphone has been spotted at a Verizon test website for $299 on-contract and as much as $700 unsubsidized.

  • I will not be agree with this contract and most of the people also refuse this one…I reject family membership.

  • There’s word in the web world that the handset might come with a $100 instant rebate.

  • Have you guys tried just googling it?This looks like it may be i, Well, that’s embarassing!

  • Well really this the new pricing model for the set of new global roaming Android devices from Verizon like the Droid 2 Global? Interesting stuff, that’s for sure,Thanks for the information on blog.

  • Well Nice Post,that's really upsetting. At that point I'd rather buy it off contract and not lose an upgrade,Thanks for the excellent information!

  • Well Nice Post,that’s really upsetting. At that point I’d rather buy it off contract and not lose an upgrade,Thanks for the excellent information!

  • Thanks for sharing. But It’s just too expensive to keep up with the latest and greatest. My plan isn’t expensive, but if it does get more expensive then I may join you.

  • That big of a jump is in processing power is unlikely. It makes no business sense. Sure, they can do it, but they want people to buy in steps so they are more likely to upgrade sooner.

  • Well the Droid which a majority of their store money comes from, it’s still a big FU from Verizon.Thanks for the information on blog

  • VZW plans are too expensive anyway, even if they do have the best coverage and call quality.

  • That blows cause you are forced to pay for the phone up front and at a higher price (making it impossible to bill to you account). I love Verizon, Thanks for the information on blog. This information made my study easier.

  • WOW. I can't see this being the final price. There are NO other phones out there that go for over $199 and I don't think this would go over very well at all.

    • DBK

      The Droids do now since they took away the online instant rebate for them and replaced it with a mail-in rebate. Unless you have enough lines to be able to bill it to your account, you stuck paying over 200 most of the time.

      • Oh wow. I hadn't looked lately, I didn't realize that they started doing that. Looks like I'll be looking for a different carrier soon. I can't afford $300 for a new phone, even if I do eventually get $100 of it back. VZW plans are too expensive anyway, even if they do have the best coverage and call quality.

        T-Mobile and Sprint are starting to look better and better…

        • DBK

          lol You're not the only one.

          That's why I only change my phone every 4-5 years. It's just too expensive to keep up with the latest and greatest. My plan isn't expensive, but if it does get more expensive then I may join you. 🙂

  • Chris.Go

    All phones should be near free for the price we pay monthly and locked in for 2 years… rip-off.

  • Josh

    Wow, didn't think it was possible for me to be less interested in this phone. Verizon, you somehow managed to do this. Droid Pro = Kin 3 w/ Android << Is that too harsh?

  • The DROID X, DROID2 and INCREDIBLE were $299(or around that, I vaguely remember one of them being $349 w/ a $150, but you get my point) as well, and then they had a $100 instant rebate when ordering online, and a $100 mail in rebate when buying in the store. It's safe to assume they'll do the same.

    • DBK

      The Droids don't have the instant rebate online anymore, sadly. They are all mail-in regardless of where you get them.

  • My upgrade eligibility is now. Currently have a Droid. Should I get a Droid Inc or wait for a Droid with front facing cam? Will there be one before Christmas?

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  • Bxrider117

    People are going to pay that price even without winning rebate. Remember when the Razr dropped it was higher that that subsidized.

  • mcalcagno

    Currently have a droid1, but like this design and for 90% of what i do on the phone it will be perfect. I would miss the larger screen. Has anyone else heard about the pro not getting anything past froyo(2.2)?

  • Sob157

    Ill be waiting for the next major difference in smartphones before they pry my D1 from me.

  • Hermit

    It is also the Droid 2 Global that appears as the Droid Pro. I think something is fishy.

  • wow. glad it's the htc merge i'm looking at, but i suppose that could be the same price

  • Dj

    The new lg dual core coming to verizon for CES in Jan will toast this and the iPhone and its dead sexy

    • Timoh

      Like the Moto 2ghz dual core that was going to be released? That big of a jump is in processing power is unlikely. It makes no business sense. Sure, they can do it, but they want people to buy in steps so they are more likely to upgrade sooner.

  • Bucho2k

    Bunkiest phone I've ever seen.

  • Alvirde

    I'll just get the Droid Pro in Mexico!

  • im using a droid still but got verizon and the phone in may so i got a long way to go for an upgrade, not paying over 200 for any phone.

  • timarnette

    I will never have a I Phone. I love my Droid X and Droid 1.

  • How do we access the test site? It used to be testman.verizonwireless.com, then I enter 99999 as the zipcode, but it still doesn't show me these new devices.

    • Krazyrogue

      It still is

  • Rousellbrandon

    Waiting on 4g phones unless they want to charge a fee for 4g? Then I might jump ship.

  • KleenDroid

    My present D2 overclocked to 1400 is just fine!

  • T Main26

    I would pay $300 if it was better than the droid X but if it's not better than the X I'm just gunna get the X

    • good choice on the X. the X is a good phone. did i mention the X is a good choice? yea just go with the X. the X is great. get the X.

      lol just kidding 😀

  • protege

    Its most likely the price before the rebate

  • Ok this shouldn't be real news. They always slap on a $100 rebate to brine it down to $199.

    • DBK

      Problem is the rebate is gonna be mail-in, store or online. So you gotta pay the $299 regardless.

  • Jimmy Dingo

    Awaiting the Terminator

    • me too, i can wait for 2011… lets just hope they pull what they did with the x also

  • Jtwildman1

    $300 + a two year contract ….hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha….no thanks Verizon, however if you could hook me up I am all out of smoke. 🙂

    • Its not marketed at you, its marketed at businesses… So you can laugh because you'll buy a cheaper consumer oriented phone, and Motorola will take the extra $100 off people who that extra $100 is worth it to, and keep in mind that most businesses just throw money around on things like this at a much higher rate than regular consumers.

      Or, they'll attach a rebate. We'll see.

      • Yeah… it’s funny to hear ppl complain about the price when they paid $199 for a phone that they can only use in the US. Give them the world for $100 more and they freak out. Of course, most users don’t make it to Europe with their Droid, so they don’t understand.

      • Yeah… it’s funny to hear ppl complain about the price when they paid $199 for a phone that they can only use in the US. Give them the world for $100 more and they freak out. Of course, most users don’t make it to Europe with their Droid, so they don’t understand.

      • “Corporate” data includes VPN access (Verizon BES server at your company).

        So, no, it is not he “exact same”.

        And when BIS or other data-related issues plague Verizon customers, corporate customers have nary a problem. (I know this because I own both a corporate and personal device, and have never had a single issue with the corporate one… which was previously a personal-only BIS device)

  • RLJSlick

    Yeah I think i will pass on that one.

  • Hearing about the Droid Pro was great, but I can care less about the page for ipad.

  • Droid-ice

    I stick to my droid 2 till the iphone comes to vzw lol.

    • ElMuchoDroido

      Blasphemy!!

    • … what can an iDont 4 do that a Droid 2 can’t?

    • Se7h

      wow troll you are a disgrace to all droid owners

  • That's just a test site but might come up as valid later when it's in production. I found that out from ppl at http://veriznews.com they just posted that test page. At least they credited the right person that gave you that info Wade County (on twitter).

  • rockymtnhigh

    When we are talking about a device people tend to use for 1 year, $300 is getting kind of steep. I wasn't planning on getting one anyways, since I don't want to go to a smaller screen, but that price is probably the nail in the coffin.

  • Jreed2560

    Yeah but the screen doesn't mention anything about a rebate. I can't imagine they wouldn't offer one for this phone.

  • play9911

    Im good. Picking up that Incredible HD phone in Nov. I'm excited big time for it.

  • cccpr

    The Droid Pro will not have Motoblur, correct?

    • It run's the exact same OS as the Droid 2, Motoblur and all

  • Is that price abnormally large, or are you just happy to see me?

  • Michael_NM

    I PROmise I'm not getting one. 🙂

  • just sell it too me at 200

  • Instant rebates equals fail

  • Baked14

    They'll probably have a 100 mail in rebate later

  • Not bad for full retail, compared to others.

    • kellex

      Yeah the full retail price is super win.

  • Wow, that's really upsetting. At that point I'd rather buy it off contract and not lose an upgrade lol

  • @wade_county

    You're welcome.

    • kellex

      You are the man.

  • eddieonofre

    Second First Fail

  • verizon's droids seem to always be $299 with a $100 MIR.

    • kellex

      This is true. Instant rebate likely just not added to site yet. Thanks for pointing that out!

      • DBK

        I doubt it will get an instant rebate. Like gleam said, it seems that the droids are only eligible for mail-in rebates. That blows cause you are forced to pay for the phone up front and at a higher price (making it impossible to bill to you account). I love Verizon, but that is inexcusable.

        • you DO know you can bill that entire $300 to your account right? Verizon upped the B2A minimums earlier in the year. I think I can bill some $1300 odd dollars to my account.

          • DBK

            Again, I just got the Droid 2 last week and speak from experiance. I tried to bill to account, which is in good standing, and I couldn’t. According to the site and a rep that I talked to, the final price, which was 267, was over the limit for the BTA. If I had more than one line, then maybe. But I don’t.

          • I speak from experience as well and I had my droid 2 billed to my account plus screen protectors, a case, and a car charger to go along with it. $360.

          • DBK

            If you have only one line, like the majority of droid buyers do, then I call bs. If you have more than one line, then no surprise there. If you tried to make a point, you failed.

          • it depends on your account. i have 5 lines and an ECPD profile…

          • DBK

            Which was the point that I made. Redundancy sucks.

            Regardless, since the majority (albeit slight) of the buyers are single-liners, it’s a big FU from Verizon.

          • actually about 65-70% of Verizons business are Add-A-Lines, so no…the majority of their customer base are not single lines of service, they’re family share plans.

          • DBK

            And yet they were losing money store-wise because of the instant rebate and the BTA purchases, hence the change. And since that screws most of the single-liners trying to get a Droid (which a majority of their store money comes from), it’s still a big FU from Verizon.

        • Andrewborges144

          Youve never got one online then. They do have instant rebates.

          • DBK

            I just got a Droid 2, online, a little over a week ago. I speak from experience. You speak from your poop maker.

          • jj

            thats incorrect. All droids current and future will have MIR because instant was killing sales in-store.

          • DBK

            That’s what I figured the reason was for the MIR. The funny thing is, in doing that, they probably hurt the sales even more.

          • jj

            It helps when a customer that just ate an hour of my reps time asking questions about the phone says “i can get it cheaper upfront online.” And we correct them and get the sale instore lol

          • DBK

            lol Nice 🙂

          • Jeffreymeyer99

            Just go to best buy mobile its where i work and we offer instant rebates with our straight forward pricing

          • DBK

            Good to know.

  • NorCalDroid

    FIRST Fail!

  • I winz? 😛

    • you never win tim its just how it goes man im sorry.