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4G LTE Devices Could See Significant Price Drop in Late 2012

According to a new report, the cost to end users of 4G LTE devices could drop significantly by the second half of 2012.  A number of chip manufacturers are said to be ramping up production from now through the early parts of next year which could lead to prices well under what we have seen thus far from companies like Verizon.  As you know, Big Red’s 4G LTE phones all debuted well above the standard $199 subsidized contrat price – some of them even as high as $299 (DROID Charge).   We would certainly welcome in a price drop, even if the 2nd half of 2012 is still a ways off.

With that said, the Bionic is still going to be $299.  Bleh.

Via:  Digitimes, BGR

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=718765140 Rene Ocelot

    4g isn’t even available in the area I live or pretty much anywhere withing 400 miles.

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  • Mr.Joe

    Who cares.  The world will end in late 2012.  We won’t need cheap LTE phones then.

    • jose calderon

      wasn’t it suppose to end in the year 2000? 

  • Themrjustinjones

    My boy just got a DX2 on metro PCS already rooted, somehow pulling LTE speeds on a non LTE phone, with a rom, free hotspot. 40 a month WTF….

    • Anonymous

      I call malarkey.

  • http://www.brandongoodman.com/ Brandon Goodman

    In other news, the sun is expected to rise tomorrow morning and then set again later that evening.Thanks for announcing the inevitable kellex. You may have a bright future in meteorology if your verizon contacts ever dry up.

  • Mike

    Who cares? By then we’ll be up to 11G.

    • Anonymous

      Too bad there isn’t a “-1″ for posts…

  • Anonymous

    Hmmm I would say the price will drop much much sooner than that…

  • EC8CH

    Hopefully they’ll drop of few ounces and mm as well 

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