06
Jul
droid3-official

Those (im)patiently awaiting the upcoming launch of the DROID 3 now have even more info on what to expect: thanks to Droid Life, we now know what the phone's pricing will look like, both on- and off-contract.

If you're cool with signing a new two-year agreement, you'll be paying the now-standard price of $199. Alternatively, if the shackles of a contract are enough to scare you away, you could purchase the phone off-contract for the fairly reasonable price of $459 (I say "fairly reasonable" since other carriers, such as Sprint, happily charge over $600 for an contract-free phone).

Droid Life says that "direct fill orders" (though we haven't a clue what that means) will begin tonight around midnight EST, and if the latest round of rumors is to be believed, you'll be able to pick up a DROID 3 starting July 14th.

Source: Droid Life

Jaroslav Stekl
Jaroslav Stekl is a tech enthusiast whose favorite gadgets almost always happen to be the latest Android devices. When he's not writing for Android Police, he's probably hiking, camping, or canoeing. He is also an aspiring coffee aficionado and an avid moviegoer.

  • Demolition Man

    Too bad Verizon and Motorola dropped the ball on the Droid 3 since it lacks 4G LTE. That alone pretty much tells me not to buy it.

    • Codexx

      You are aware that LTE isn't even rolled out to all areas, right? Not only that, but 4G radios absolutely drain batteries right now and are generally bulky. Only a few phones use LTE. I don't get why do many people are disappointed in this phone. Just because it isn't hands down the best phone by specs doesn't mean it's going to be a bad phone. I think that, for the price, it's an excellent phone and most people would be happy with it.

  • Raptor007

    I know 4G LTE aside, you get GSM for the global use and not everyone is in a 4G LTE market so lets move on from that.

    The bigger issue is they are charging more for a phone with no microSD card which has been the standard. The FFC costs, what $10? While the standard microSD card could run between $30-70 depending on capacity.

    Verizon is ripping the users on the card, the price should have been $429 since we all need a Class 10 card for the nice 1080p (not 1080i) video recording.

  • LAMM

    ...not only that, but the screen is the the same horrible pentile as the atrix uses...