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New Verizon MAP is Out – Confirms $149 Incredible 4G LTE Price, Adds Galaxy S3 to the Fun

Hey look, a unicorn! The DROID Incredible 4G LTE has been included in Verizon’s latest MAP (minimum advertised price) list at the $149 price point we first reported a few weeks ago. At launch it may actually end up at $199, but with a $50 rebate, leaving it at $149, but you get the idea.

With price out of the way though, do we think that Verizon will ever announce a release date? They first revealed the device officially back at CTIA, which was about a month ago (our first look), but would not give us a time for launch. We were under the impression that the phone was scheduled to hit stores on the last day of May, something this MAP also suggests, yet that clearly did not happen.

Now that the Galaxy SIII has been announced and will likely arrive before June is over, we are wondering why the waiting game from Big Red on the Incredible. You can imagine that it will be tough to compete with the GS3 at only $50 cheaper.

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  • Dan

    They really need a Journal/Note on that list. Seriously, I’ve been trying out the AT&T Note for the last week, and it is an awesome small pocketable tablet that happens to make phone calls.

    • michael arazan

      I might have gotten that over the gnex if it had come to verizon, and came with ics out of the box like advertised.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Bobby-Mei/789119685 Bobby Mei

    Is the Galaxy S3 bootloader locked just like the RAZR HD’s will be?

    • http://twitter.com/reggie1225 Reginald Jefferson

      Samsung doesn’t lock bootloaders

  • KRS_Won

    Y U No add Droid Fighter?!

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/John-Alexander-Thacker/597252629 John Alexander Thacker

      Obviously they’re trying to make everyone who complained about the short window between the Razr and Razr MAXX happy. They could have released it earlier, but everyone seems to want a six month window between models, right? :)

      • KRS_Won

        So True.

  • Shadowcell

    Let’s start a poll for guesstimates on release dates.

    I say the GSIII gets released on 06/21 and the Dinc 4G this week, the 7th.

  • http://www.facebook.com/matt.crouse.31 Matt Crouse

    I’m not sure that the pricing of the incredible and potentially close release dates are going to be that big of a deal. Working for Cellular Sales I see women and occasionally some men who just want nothing to do with the overall size of the current 4g phones.

    As long as it is presented right in the stores and to the right customers I think the Incredible should hold it’s own.

    • gimlet72

      My wife wanted the Incredible LTE. She will probably get the S3 now that her current incredible screen is cracked

  • http://www.youtube.com/kimirPORTALS kimir

    I’m not a Motorola guy, but I was really excited for the Razr HD or whatever, THAT will be a solid device. Unfortunately, the locked bootloader is a dealbreaker.

  • superdee

    Loved my og incredible, but can’t go back to smaller screen after Nexus. More interested in Razr HD than SIII. Nexus will likely be my last Samsung phone. The hardware is crap.

    • ocdtrekkie

      I’ve never left Motorola, simply because their hardware is simply the top notch.

  • npomp

    WTF Verizon?!?!?! Still not release date – I check this forum like every 5 min. and still nothing! And it certainly blows having the S3 only $50 more expensive. I just hate Samsung/Wiz
    Now the big wonder is, will this and the S3 physically be in stores BEFORE the unlimited grandfathered period ends? I really don’t want to get the S3 but for $199 and to stay in bed with my unlimited data I certainly will do it. But I need to play with these before purchasing

    • JoshGroff

      I prefer waiting a few months to see how it gets updates and wait for some of the bugs to die and get one used.

      • npomp

        problem is I need to get from my Dinc2 (3g) unlimited to a 4g phone before Verizon drops the tier plans

        • http://twitter.com/B0ndZ Kyle Ford

          Im in the same boat

          • Dill

            Same here. If the INC 4G dosen’t get announced by tomorrow then I will probably pull the trigger on the S3. I never looked into the S3 until yesterday and now I think their marketing just may have sold me. Really concerned about the size though.

        • JoshGroff

          You won’t get forced if you buy off contract used through swappa/eBay, which is what I do. (hate contracts with a passion unless there’s some sort of awesome promo like double data which saves me 20/month)

        • Adam

          You have a while to decide. They’ll make an announcement a while in advance before it happens.

  • http://twitter.com/patrick_ulrich Patrick Ulrich

    I wasn’t interested until the whole family share plans came upon us.

    • Shadowcell

      Until I see someone comment about not being interested; I’m not interested…

  • gimlet72

    I like the 6 month period of possible release date. I wish I could tell my wife I will have the house cleaned in the next 3-6 months.

    • John

      O_o

    • http://twitter.com/patrick_ulrich Patrick Ulrich

      I don’t think that is a release schedule but more of the time frame that retailers must abide by the minimum advertised price.

      • JoshGroff

        This^
        Was hoping to beat you to it though.

    • nameless

      thats not what the map means. the phone will be w/e price durimg that 6 months span before a price drop

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/John-Alexander-Thacker/597252629 John Alexander Thacker

        Yes, or at least that’s the plan. Pretty much all the phones by default start out with a 6 month span of no price drop. However, phones do sometimes get price drops before then (generally for selling poorly, or if say a very similar but better phone gets released), and a new MAP goes out to reflect that.