Oct 10th, 2011

Verizon has dropped the price of the Samsung Droid Charge to a more reasonable $199.99 on a new two-year contract, a move most noticeable for what it implies rather than the savings it provides. That is because it is widely assumed that the Charge will give way for the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Nexus (Nexus Prime), with a price drop the first logical step on the path to smartphone retirement. The story is in the model numbers. The Charge holds the designation SCH-I510, while the Nexus has been listed under the SCH-I515 model number. With Samsung’s CTIA event delayed, we don’t know when to expect the latter on Verizon’s shelves. Still, if the new deal on the Droid Charge sounds tempting may we suggest waiting just a bit longer. Even at $199 the handset is still showing its age and bigger, better things are in the very near future.

[Verizon via DroidLife]

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