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Amazon Drops DROID Charge Price to $199

Anyone interested in a DROID Charge that hasn’t already purchased one?  Amazon just dropped it to $199 on 2-year contract – a $100 price difference than the $300 tag Verizon slapped on it.  And if you needed to read our thoughts on it, then feel free to check out the review we ran earlier in the week.

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  • Godschild2012

    I love my Droid Charge much better than the thunderbolt I replaced …SAMSUNG FTW!!!

  • urdaddi

    Well…this info is not exactly correct.   I just went to the Amazon site to check this out.  And after the absolute stupid “add to your cxart before we show you the price” it showed that I could buy it for  $249.99.

  • urdaddi

    Well…this info is not exactly correct.   I just went to the Amazon site to check this out.  And after the absolute stupid “add to your cxart before we show you the price” it showed that I could buy it for  $249.99.

    • Andy Stetson

      New customers it’s $199.99, Old customers upgrading the price is $249.99.  Not free, do not want! 

    • Andy Stetson

      New customers it’s $199.99, Old customers upgrading the price is $249.99.  Not free, do not want! 

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_B2QSIC2M72JOFETTNGSRQFCFRY EricS

      $199.99 is only for new accounts.  $249.99 is for upgrading an existing account.

      Very poor research by droid-life.   

      • Anonymous

         Yeah, at $199 it might have considered it, but $249 is still a bit of a stretch. This post is a bit misleading.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_B2QSIC2M72JOFETTNGSRQFCFRY EricS

      $199.99 is only for new accounts.  $249.99 is for upgrading an existing account.

      Very poor research by droid-life.   

  • Bert

    PLEASE give me your input and opinions everyone.  My wife and I have still have the old BB Storms, that we primarily use for work(talk, text and lots of emailing).  Of course we also use them for browsing, photos, video, etc… 

    Anyway, we’ve been eligible to upgrade for months now but have waited for the right phone, right time and 4G in our area, which was activated today in fact.

    Reading all of your posts, it sounds like we should still wait because the “Charge isn’t worth it”.  My question is why wait? and when should we finally make our move into the Droid family? 

    Your feedback and opinions are GREATLY appreciated.

  • Bert

    PLEASE give me your input and opinions everyone.  My wife and I have still have the old BB Storms, that we primarily use for work(talk, text and lots of emailing).  Of course we also use them for browsing, photos, video, etc… 

    Anyway, we’ve been eligible to upgrade for months now but have waited for the right phone, right time and 4G in our area, which was activated today in fact.

    Reading all of your posts, it sounds like we should still wait because the “Charge isn’t worth it”.  My question is why wait? and when should we finally make our move into the Droid family? 

    Your feedback and opinions are GREATLY appreciated.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_2ZFTUZVURDWXHQLXJKHHTR5XN4 Michael Brown

      Hello Bert. For all of our bashing of how disappointing the Droid Charge is. It is still a vast improvement over the Storm. Droid life is full of very tech savvy readers so we stay up on all the new hot devices that are out and compared to those others the Droid Charge falls short. For all the basics the Charge will do what you want, but for its high price tag it is basically a Samsung Fascinate with a nicer screen and 4g. 

      The best reason to wait is because if you get a real flagship device you will always get first dibs on updates to the newest model of Android and that makes your 2 years of being with the device a lot more bearable. There are two big phones coming to Verizon this summer it seems.The devices are the Droid Bionic (Targa) and the Samsung Galaxy II (Function). This will be the most powerful devices with the best specs and they should be coming sometime this summer. If you want to wait for a device I think one of those two will make you the most happy.

      If you don’t care about super speedy updates, rooting, or out right horsepower on your device. The Thunderbolt and Charge should be fine for you, but if you can hold on at all. One of those two devices will serve you best. 

      For me I am waiting for the SGS II or the Targa unless Tiered prices are going into effect, and if that happens i am getting a Droid X2 so I can keep my unlimited data. 

  • Anonymous

     The only way I could see the Droid Charge really being worth any price is the availability of Cyanogenmod 7 to replace TouchWiz. This does three things: eliminates the child-like TouchWiz UI, rids the device of Samsung’s slow RFS file system, and pretty much guarantees timely updates. With Cyanogenmod just now releasing to the first Galaxy S phones, theres hope for this, but it still doesn’t fix the cheap build quality and it’ll be a while before Cyanogenmod comes out for it, if at all.

  • Anonymous

     The only way I could see the Droid Charge really being worth any price is the availability of Cyanogenmod 7 to replace TouchWiz. This does three things: eliminates the child-like TouchWiz UI, rids the device of Samsung’s slow RFS file system, and pretty much guarantees timely updates. With Cyanogenmod just now releasing to the first Galaxy S phones, theres hope for this, but it still doesn’t fix the cheap build quality and it’ll be a while before Cyanogenmod comes out for it, if at all.

  • Anonymous

    They know that the Tarnic is around the corner and want to get rid of these phones. 

  • Anonymous

    That may make this phone more pallatable to those newbies to Android, but I still don’t think that it is worthy of the Droid name and family heritage!! That’s just me though. I’d gladly pay $300 if I have to for a phone that looks nice, operates smoothly and quickly, and doesn’t have a nasty skin like Touch Wiz (and what a dumb name, btw!). 

  • Anonymous

     It will be free in 2 months. All the upcoming phones are better than the Charge.

  • Anonymous

    This is what it should have been from the start.

  • Raptor007

    I would give it a couple more weeks, it will very likely drop to $199 for a new line and $149 for upgrades.

  • Anonymous

    Man, my wife wants one. If only they’d drop it to $200 for an upgrade – it’s still $250 unless you’re adding a new line.

  • Anonymous

     they could drop it to 19.99 and it still wouldnt be worth it

    • kakaman

       $19.99 would be worth it.. ;)

      • http://www.facebook.com/rdunajewski Rich Dunajewski

        Not on a 2-year contract. They’d have to pay me to take it on a contract.

        • Mr.Joe

          Ok.  I will give you $1! 

        • Anonymous

          I agree.  To me I could care less what I am paying for up front, it is the pain of not having an upgrade for two years….

          Which is why I am still on my OG Droid waiting for something worthwhile :) 

          • tuddlefo

             Everyone here complains about the 2 year upgrade thing. I ALWAYS get an early upgrade option about a year into my contract. Don’t you, or do they just love me more?

          • Anonymous

            I always get the option as well, but who knows how much longer that will be going on with the New Every 2 discount disappearing.

          • Thenew3

             The early upgrade (aka annual upgrades) were discontinued several months ago.  You may still have one left on your account that you can use one more time, but after that it will be 20 months into the contract before you can upgrade at discounted price.