Amazon Selling Verizon Droid Models for a Penny

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Amazon’s big smartphone deal this weekend focuses on the Droid series of devices. New customers with Verizon Wireless will be able to pick up any of the current Droid-labeled models on-contract for a mere penny.

Last weekend, Amazon was promoting AT&T phones for a penny, including the two remaining Windows Phone 7 handsets that hadn’t sold out yet. If Android is more your cup of tea, you now have the three latest Motorola Droid models and the HTC Incredible to choose from. The brand new Droid Pro is currently out-of-stock, but considering it lists for about $180 after rebates when bought from Verizon, waiting a few weeks to get the phone seems like a relatively small price to pay.

To sweeten the deal, Droids bought through the promotion receive a credit that brings the activation fee down to zero.

The big caveat here is that only new Verizon accounts qualify for the discounts. If you’re interested in upgrading an existing Verizon account, these aren’t the Droids you’re looking for. That doesn’t mean there aren’t still deals out there; the guys over at BGR managed to track down a few, with the best looking like Wirefly’s. The company has Droid Pros for $50 with no rebates to bother with – existing Verizon accounts welcome.

You have until Monday the 22nd to take advantage of the Droid-for-a-penny Amazon offer.

Source: Amazon

Via: BGR

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Stephen has been writing about electronics since 2008, which only serves to frustrate him that he waited so long to combine his love of gadgets and his degree in writing. In his spare time, he collects console and arcade game hardware, is a motorcycle enthusiast, and enjoys trapping blue crabs. Stephen's first mobile device was a 624 MHz Dell Axim X30, which he's convinced is still a viable platform. Stephen longs for a market where phones are sold independently of service, and bandwidth is cheap and plentiful; he's not holding his breath. In the meantime, he devours smartphone news and tries to sort out the juicy bitsRead more about Stephen Schenck!