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Droid Incredible 4G LTE is Priced for Failure

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Just when I thought Verizon had smartphone pricing figured out, the upcoming Droid Incredible 4G LTE leaks with a price tag that is just downright outrageous.

Earlier today, the upcoming Droid Incredible 4G LTE, which will be replacing the Droid Incredible 2, made a brief appearance on Verizon’s website. Normally, that would be exciting. However, the page seemingly revealed the device’s price tag which apparently will be $299.99 on-contract.

Yeah, my jaw hit the floor too.

Somehow, someway, Verizon sees it fit to charge $300 for a device that is essentially the carrier’s version of the HTC One S. For those unfamiliar, the HTC One S is part of a trio of device’s that make up HTC’s One Series. The One S is the mid-range device in the lot. AT&T’s HTC One X is the powerhouse of the three. Thing is, AT&T is going to be charging $199.99 for the HTC One X.

Droid Incredible 4G LTE is Priced for Failure

Sprint is also charging less than $200 for its Samsung Galaxy Nexus and will be tagging a similar $199.99 price to its HTC EVO 4G LTE.

If the Droid Incredible 4G LTE comes in at $299.99, it will take the prize as the most expensive smartphone on Verizon. Phones like the Motorola Droid RAZR MAXX, Motorola Droid 4 and Samsung Galaxy Nexus are all $199.99 on-contract.

The iPhone 4S has a similar price tag.

Droid Incredible 4G LTE is Priced for FailureWith the specifications of the Droid Incredible 4G LTE already known, I don’t see why anyone would buy it for $100 more than any of those devices.

So, it’s my hope that the listing on the website was a mistake. After all, Verizon didn’t officially launch the page. It leaked. So it’s possible that the price was an error and we’ll see the Droid Incredible 4G LTE launch for a cheaper price, say $199.99 on-contract.

Thing is, Verizon isn’t known for being reasonable.

Would you buy the Droid Incredible 4G LTE for $300 on-contract?

12 Comments

  1. Androidfan

    04/23/2012 at 2:39 pm

    I would not buy it for $299. I would for half of that.

  2. Gimp_Ninja

    04/23/2012 at 3:50 pm

    I’m hoping it was a mistake. The specs were unintentionally posted on droiddoes.com under the RAZR MAXX page, and that is the listed price for that handset. I agree with Androidfan – half that would be about right. Despite the fact that the Incredible 4G, if packing an S4, would be the most powerful phone on Verizon’s lineup, that’s only because their current phones are all packing hardware from 2011. The Incredible 4G is clearly a mid-level performer as compared to other phones slated for Q2 2012 release.

  3. ben

    04/23/2012 at 8:52 pm

    >_<

    Of course you are, Verizon.  Of course you are.  

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  5. imagine

    04/24/2012 at 1:29 pm

    probably would still buy it…afterall, it’ll be the smallest LTE device out there – and some people just don’t like phones that take up your entire pocket

    • will

      05/04/2012 at 3:21 pm

      i am going to get it . i have the first HTC incredible , i lov it but want to new one that has better features on it . i dont care how much it cost lol…

  6. A guy that wanted a new phone

    04/24/2012 at 1:54 pm

    No F-ing way. F you Verizon.  Why dont you just charge everyone an additional pointless $30 upgrade fee to put the icing on the cake.  Oh wait…YOU ARE. F-ing a$$holes.

  7. Email

    04/26/2012 at 9:42 am

    No

  8. Jimbob

    04/27/2012 at 11:53 am

    wtf.  I’m going to hope that’s an error.  I still have my first incredible and it has been just that.  I’d love to buy the new one when it launches as I’m finally due for an upgrade and every Motorola I’ve touched has been garbage, but $300?  no way.

    • MaximusCougar

      05/07/2012 at 3:05 pm

      The new one is made my HTC, not Moto fyi

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