Verizon offers a cheaper Droid Razr

Posted by Mike Luttrell

For those who thought $300 was too much to pay for the new Droid Razr, here's some good news.

Verizon is now offering a new version of the device with half the capacity (16 GB) for $100 less. The $200 model comes with all the same bells and whistles as its more expensive brother, and users can always expand their capacity with a microSD card.

The Droid Razr's $300 launch price was a sticker shock to many, as Verizon tries to carve itself out as the leading source of the highest-end Android smartphones on the market.

Verizon is also the exclusive provider of the Galaxy Nexus, the latest iteration of the official Google-backed "Nexus" line. It also carries a $300 price point.

These prices, of course, are all reflective of what the end consumer pays upon signing a new two-year service agreement with Verizon.

The Droid Razr has a 4.5-inch display, dual-core 1.2 GHz processing power, 1 GB of RAM, and an 8 MP camera.

However, even though it was released late in the fourth quarter of 2011, it is already starting to look a bit obsolete because of the launch of Ice Cream Sandwich.

The Droid Razr is powered by the previous iteration of Android, though it is on tap to eventually receive an upgrade.

So if you've been eyeing the new entry in the Razr brand, there's never been a better time to pick one up.