Breaks Down the Total Cost of Droid Ownership

billshrink_leaderSo you’re thinking about getting the Droid from Verizon but don’t know how much it’s going to set you back.  Sure you know the phone costs $199 after rebate, but what’s the long-term cost of ownership?  That’s where comes in.  They’ve just announced the “first-ever handset selector interactive feature that let’s you search by features and then matches you to the best phone and plan.” Naturally, the Motorola Droid is paired up against the Palm Pre and the iPhone.  So how does it fare?


Not only can you match up phones by hardware specs but also available apps and average usage plans.  The figures can be a little bit daunting when you get down to the bottom line.  It’s somewhat scary to think about how much money is spent on your phone(s) over 2 years.

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  1. Bernal
    October 28, 19:37 Reply

    This chart is “designed” to show they are virtually the same. What happened to all the lines that would have shown their differences? Screen size… screen resolution… video capture details… physical keyboard… customization… etc.

  2. Terrance
    October 29, 13:31 Reply

    Agree. Worst comparison ever by someone who is just not that informed!!! Wonder why they didn't list how Google screwed us developers and consumers alike in the butt by limiting app storage to a measly 256mb of onboard storage. Android – "idont do more than 256mb of app storage" Rediculous Fail!!! Read the article and discuss at Androidandme dot com

  3. johnkzin
    October 31, 14:29 Reply

    They should have shown the Motorola Cliq on T-Mobile. THAT would have shown a big price difference, yet still on a smartphone.

  4. iPhone 4G
    May 04, 04:53 Reply

    Very interesting and well written story! Many Thanks!

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    June 20, 09:30 Reply

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    October 03, 23:58 Reply

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