How Much Does the Droid Cost?

Just when you think it can’t get any better, Motorola releases a new model of the Droid. Offering the Internet and multimedia capabilities, the phone aims to give Apple’s iPhone a run for its money. Initial costs for the phone and various data plans mean a range of costs for Droid owners. Additional expenses may include accessories, such as cases, and the purchase of applications for the phone.


Introducing the Motorola Droid

Verizon is the chosen service provider for the Motorola Droid. Product highlights include:

• 16 GB storage capacity that can expand to 32 GB
• A 5.0 megapixel camera with video recording
• GPS with turn-by-turn direction
• Allows multi-tasking
• Wi-fi enabled

The Cost of Motorola Droid Phones [1]

• The cost for a Motorola HTC Droid Incredible with a 2-year contract is $199.99 with rebate and $529.99 without contract.
• The cost for a Motorola Droid X with a 2-year contract is $199.99 with rebate and $569.99 without contract.
• The cost for a Motorola Droid 2 with a 2-year contract is $199.99 with rebate and $559.99 without contract.
• The cost for a Motorola Droid R2D2 with a 2-year contract is $249.99 with rebate $599.99 without contract.
• The cost for a certified pre-owned Motorola Droid with a 2-year contract is $99.99.

• The cost for a used Motorola Droid phone without a contract averages around $300 on eBay with high-end prices around $600.

• An early termination fee for 1-year and 2-year Motorola Droid contracts is $350.

• Applications for the Motorola Droid are purchased through Android Market. While some apps are free, the average cost for a paid Motorola Droid app is $2.

Usage Plans for Motorola Droid

• Unlimited voice, messaging and data: $149.99 [2]
• 450 minutes, unlimited messaging and data: $99.99

Cost of Motorola Droid Accessories

Verizon sells the following accessories for Droid phones online:

• Droid R2D2 Multimedia Docking Station – $29.99
• HTC Droid Incredible Window Mount & Holster Combo – $24.99
• Droid R2D2 Extended Battery and Cover – $49.99
• Droid Incredible Speck Cover – $29.99

Less expensive items for Droid phones can be purchased for an average of $10 on eBay.

Sources:

[1] http://www.verizonwireless.com/b2c/store/controller?item=phoneFirst&action=viewPhoneOverviewByDevice&deviceType=Smartphones
[2] http://www.billshrink.com/blog/6847/nexus-one-vs-iphone-droid-palm-pre-total-cost-of-ownership/

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