Droid RAZR launches; Amazon offering phone for $111.11

Motorola, as previously promised, relaunched its RAZR brand of mobile phones today with the release of the Droid RAZR via Verizon Wireless. The Android 2.3-based smartphone is super-thin but still has support for Verizon's fast LTE wireless network. You can check out Neowin's official review of the phone right here. In summary, it's a solid phone if you don't want to wait to get the Samsung Galaxy Nexus which will have Android 4.0 out of the box (Motorola has already promised the Droid RAZR will get a free Android 4.0 update in the future).

While Verizon is selling the Droid RAZR for $299.99 (with a two year contract) there is a way to get the phone, legally, for a lot less. Amazon Wireless is selling the smartphone for today only for a mere $111.11. Yes, it's the latest "11.11.11" deal. Be warned; if you want to get the new RAZR immediately that won't happen with this Amazon Wireless deal. The phone has already been back ordered, according to the site, so you will have to wait about eight or nine days for the Droid RAZR to ship. But that may be a small price to pay to get a phone that today is price nearly two thirds less than Verizon's normal price.

Oh, and did we mention that you could get a $100 Amazon.com gift card if you decide to get the Droid RAZR with its hotspot feature activated? Yep, that little extra is in this Amazon Wireless deal as well.

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smooth3006 said,
Its getting good reviews.

Why wouldn't it. It will sell really well. However most people that know Android are holding out for the Samsung Galaxy Nexus.

Jack O Neill said,
Seems like for NEW customers only, not upgrades....

There is a way around it and probably won't apply to most people. However, if it does, then it is worth mentioning.

1) Use Google Voice. If you use Google Voice you are assigned a number that you would give out to everyone. So it really doesn't matter what your carrier number is.

2) You have to be on a tiered pricing plan (meaning you signed up after July 7, 2011). If you are not then you would lose out on your grandfathered unlimited data plan (which is stupid, you don't want to lose that).

3) You have to be out of contract.

4) Cancel your current line and open up a new line to get that price. Assign your Google Voice number to the new carrier number and you don't miss any phone calls.

Since tiered pricing for data just started a few months ago, I only see this applying to people who had a "dumb" phone. They want to get a smartphone now since their contract is up. In the slim chance this is you, go for it.

UndergroundWire said,

There is a way around it and probably won't apply to most people. However, if it does, then it is worth mentioning.

1) Use Google Voice. If you use Google Voice you are assigned a number that you would give out to everyone. So it really doesn't matter what your carrier number is.

2) You have to be on a tiered pricing plan (meaning you signed up after July 7, 2011). If you are not then you would lose out on your grandfathered unlimited data plan (which is stupid, you don't want to lose that).

3) You have to be out of contract.

July 7, 2011 + 2 years > today
July 7, 2011 + 1 year > today
so mostly lose out on your unlimited data plan

ozzmannt said,

so mostly lose out on your unlimited data plan

Or mostly "never had a smartphone and your out of contract and are in the market for a smartphone" so you are not losing anything. Depends on how you look at things.

It's interesting one of the Droid RAZR's screens have what looks like an eye of horus, in a hexagon shape, with 2 pyramids on both sides. And then release it on 11/11/11 with a price tag of $111.11. Just way too creepy.