Good things come to those who wait. If you waited a few months before buying a Motorola DROID RAZR on Verizon, that good thing is a shiny $100 discount. The 16GB version of the DROID RAZR is now $199.99 on Verizon’s website, and should be the same at most corporate stores (though retail and online partners might be a little behind the curve). The 32GB version is now $299.99. The price drop is a little misleading – both models have 16BG of internal memory, but the more expensive one also comes with a 16GB card, which the cheaper version lacks.
What inspired this uncharacteristic generosity? Probably the upcoming DROID RAZR MAXX, a slightly thicker version of the RAZR with a massive 3300mAh battery, almost doubling the original’s battery life. That model will probably take the standard $300 introductory price that Motorola has been using for its new LTE models. Other than an expanded battery and a larger frame, the two phones are identical – the battery is still not removable, for instance, and it almost certainly won’t get rid of the locked bootloader blues.
Since 16GB MicroSD cards can be had for $30-40 at most retailers, the lower price seems like a no-brainer for anyone interested in Moto’s new flagship. This brings up an interesting question: why wasn’t the discount offered at launch, since early adopters will feel a little miffed now that an expanded model and a cheaper alternative have been shown barely two months after the RAZR’s launch? The obvious (and admittedly cynical) answer is that Verizon wanted a little more cash up front. Tisk, tisk.