Apr 01 AT 10:39 AM Nick Gray 14 Comments

DROID Charge and DROID Incredible 2 get priced (unofficially)

It’s no secret that Verizon’s getting things squared away for the launch of the Samsung DROID Charge and the HTC DROID Incredible 2.  We know the specs and what both devices feel like and now we finally have unofficial pricing for both. 

According to a leaked document, Verizon will be selling the HTC DROID Incredible 2 for $199.99 while the Samsung DROID Charge will go for $299.99.  The price of the HTC DROID Incredible 2 is certainly fair, but we’re not exactly sure why Verizon thinks they would be able to charge roughly $300 for the Samsung DROID Charge.  Yes, the DROID Charge is a 4G LTE handset, but the device’s specifications line up pretty evenly with those of the HTC Thunderbolt which is currently selling for $250.

Since these are leaked (unofficial) prices, we’re hoping Verizon spends a little more thinking about the DROID Charge’s price.  Having a handset that supports the fastest 4G network is quite impressive, but I find it hard to believe that customers would be willing to pay a huge premium for data speed is the phone’s other hardware doesn’t have a step up on the competition.

Source: HTC Source

Nick is a tech enthusiast who has a soft spot for HTC and its devices. Nick joined the Android and Me family in the summer of 2010.

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  • http://www.digitalcents.net dagamer34

    It’s likely preloaded with more storage, just like the HTC Thunderbolt.

  • http://Website DROID Sam

    more storage or not, $300 is simply too much to day for a smartphone these days. Give me the option of buying my own 32GB microSD card. Hell, I alreayd have 2!

  • http://Website UniqueNate

    Verizon has a nice lineup but they’re getting a bit to pricey

  • http://Website AceoStar

    They probably just want to test the waters in that price range. They’re trying to find the sweet spot at which the price doesnt decrease sales. If this works out for them, they’ll probably sell their 3D devices for 300 as well.

  • http://Website snowbdr89

    I dont mind the prices but dont lock them down an let me do as i wish with something i pay for!!

  • http://Website st4xor

    I wouldn’t be surprised if they did some sort of rebate voodoo with the Charge. Seems like a pretty common VZW practice.

  • http://Website BigJermZ

    well we all know from samsung’s rep. that they do not upgrade phones within the same year the OS comes out, so my question is why would someone pay more money for a crappier manufacturer (samsung vs. htc) when the htc thunderbolt is similar spec wise and htc has a very good rep. with OS updates? Seems dumb, they shouldnt sell the charge for a penny more than $199 considering there rep. and that theres really nothing special about the phone, and 1Ghz CPU is a thing of the past so this will not be a high end phone just a mid grade 4g lte phone.

    C’mon Verizon wake up and smell the dual cores (the Hummingbird cpu was great last year but not so fast now)

  • http://Website Nick

    All of you morons out there, the 1GHZ Hummingbird is very snappy still and runs everything you throw at it. Love it when normal peon customers get all caught up in the media hype of Dual Core smart phones.

    You are practically begging them to start charging 300-500 for a subsidized locked down phone.

  • http://Website Richard Yarrell

    Who are they fooling here with this GARBAGE the Droid Charge LAST YEARS SPECS JUST LIKE THE THUNDERDUD. Neither of those devices are worth there prices LTE OR NO LTE. The Htc Inspire 4g was 99.00 dollars that is the price the thunderdud should’ve been same thing for the charge at best 199.00 nothing more. VERIZON SUCKS EGGS AND DOES A GREAT JOB AT OVERCHARGING AND RIPPING OFF THERE STUPID CUSTOMERS.. These phones are not the Atrix 4g or the Lg optimus 2x or Lg Optimus 3D or even the Htc Evo 3D.. Verizon customers can’t touch these better devices those prices should be lower..

    • http://Website Charlie

      u mad bro?

    • http://Website JBO

      You do realize the thunderbolt has the new version of the snapdragon that is much faster than previous gen and it has 768mb of RAM? Right? Far from being last years tech. I don’t need some stupid dual core gimmick to be happy with my phone. It’s a phone. I’m all about the big time chips in tablets but not the tegra 2. There are much better chips coming out shortly.

  • http://Website snowbdr89

    Dick is upset the evo 3d will not include a david blaine magic kit an his mom increased his rent!!!

  • http://Website snowbdr89

    Dick here is a question for you, please explain the latest lte vs wimax test results an the tbolt gettin over clocked at 1.8 an reaching benchmarks well over 3000? Id really like to see you explain why lte smokes wimax you say wimax an sprint is setting the industry standard? You are right about that, the industry standard on what not to be!!!

  • http://Website RisCupcake

    I’ve been a Verizon Wireless customer since 2005. After signing three two-year contracts with them (I started with the pink Razr, next was a Samsung Glyde, and most recently a BlackBerry Curve), I’m finally realizing that two-year contracts aren’t right for me. I’m willing to pay $300+ to be able to upgrade after one year. However, I don’t know why in the world Verizon feels the need to charge so much for a subsidized phone that requires a $30/month data plan. That alone over 24 months will be $720! Not to mention the $50+ I’ll be spending on my voice plan every month. I feel that there should be more of a discount. As for the Samsung Droid Charge being $299 and probably sans rebate, well, that’s just one more reason I won’t be buying it. I don’t care if it’s 10G, I’m not paying $300+ for a Samsung.