Verizon’s latest minimum advertised pricing (MAP) list has added two devices that are no doubt on everyone’s short list for the holidays. The fan favorite has to be the Galaxy Nexus (Prime), but the HTC Rezound (Vigor) is no slouch in the specs department and HTC certainly has a loyal following amongst the Android faithful.
Considering what these phones have to offer, it’ll probably come as no surprise that they’re grabbing Verizon’s top pricing at $299 on a 2-year contract. We had a nice run there when $199 was the worst they would do to us, but clearly those days are gone for now.
The second piece of information comes as a bit of a disappointment. It pegs the launch for both devices as November 10. It’s nice to have something on the calendar to stare at, but I had really hoped it would be a little closer than that. Until Verizon, Google, Samsung and/or HTC comes right out and tells us the launch date, we can’t be certain. But the MAP launch date for the Bionic was dead on, and in most cases when the dates on these lists are wrong, it’s because the device gets delayed.
Does $299 seem like a fair price for these devices? How does the November 10 release date sit with you? Should they have pushed to get it closer to the iPhone’s release? Or is just making sure it’s out in time for the holidays good enough?