Have you been salivating at any of the upcoming Motorola phones, patiently waiting to finally get your hands on them? Do you have an old Motorola phone that you want to get rid of? Good news— Motorola is offering a trade-in rebate program for customers to get $100 off the purchase of the Moto X or any phone from the new DROID line. (As well as a bunch of other “newer” Motorola phones.)
Unfortunately, the list of phones that are eligible for trade-in only has mid-range/older phones, and doesn’t include my good old Droid Bionic… Hit the break for the phones that you can trade in:
After months of constant backtracking on software updates, Motorola has finally revealed its highly anticipated $100 trade-up program. There’s only one slight problem–it’s garbage.
Owners of Motorola devices not slated to receive an update to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean need only apply. This means if you’ve got a Droid 3, Droid X2, Admiral, Atrix 2, Atrix 4G, Cliq2, Electrify, Photon 4G,XPRT, Titanium, or Triumph you’re eligible to receive $100 towards the purchase of a new Motorola smartphone. Unfortunately, this “cash” will come in the form of a rebate card rather than an up-front discount.
For example, if you choose to go with a new Motorola device on Big Red you can take your old device into a carrier store and you will be presented with a $100 Verizon gift card which you can then use to pay your bill or purchase accessories. Due to Motorola’s close partnership with Verizon, the process of getting a phone on any other carrier is a complete hassle. Say you opt for the Atrix HD on AT&T. You will have to purchase the phone outright and then send your receipt, along with your old phone, into Motorola. Within 6 weeks you can expect a $100 Visa gift card to arrive in your mailbox.
Sure, Motorola is trying to rectify things with its disgruntled user base, and we applaud them for that. But seriously, every eligible phone on the list is worth more than $100 if you were to sell it on Craigslist or eBay, and cold hard cash is a lot more useful than any sort of silly gift card.
What you are looking at pictured above is Verizon’s rebate information on the Samsung device pictured below. This may not be that ultimate leak you have been dying for but it says that Big Red is going to offer a $50 rebate for the upcoming Samsung Illusion, a 3G phone with a slide-out QWERTY keyboard.
The only real info we have on this device is a flickr image and some speculated specs. We expect the Illusion to have either an 800MHz or 1GHz processor, a 480 x 320 screen, and a 3 to 5MP camera. We originally believed the device to have a possible $50-$100 price tag, but with this leaked rebate info we may actually see this device cost nada. Either way, if your looking for an affordable QWERTY device keep an eye out over the next couple weeks because that is when we expect to see the device become available. Besides, the rebate period is only valid between Nov. 1st and Nov. 28th.
Thanks to a kindhearted tipster out there, the LG Esteem specs for MetroPCS have been unveiled. Let’s get down to business, details from the leak of this Android Gingerbread 2.3 device include:
- 1GHz Snapdragon processor
- 512MB RAM
- 8GB of internal storage
- 4.3 inch LCD display
- 5-megapixel rear camera (capable of 720P video) and 1.3-megapixel front cam
The LG Esteem will run on Metro PCS’ CDMA/LTE network and the latest version of LG’s Optimus UI. Pricing for the handset is already listed at $349 with a $100 mail-in rebate. Hit the break for a gallery of screen shots courtesy of Android Central.
After we reported to you the pricing released by Verizon on the new Samsung Continuum for $199, we now have more details on how you can get that price for this 3.8 inch AMOLED touchscreen beauty.
The Samsung Continuum will be launched on November 11th at an after rebate price of $199.99 with a 2 year contract. With a 1 year contract, the after rebate price is $269.99. Off-contract, the price tag is $579.99.
For a recap, the Samsung Continuum has a “ticker” which acts like an RSS reader for your updates and notifications. It’s said to help improve battery life, and fits in a small 480×96 pixel touchscreen underneath the 4 capacitive buttons. Essentially, it’s a Samsung Galaxy S in a smaller package. Pretty sweet deal for a sexy Android device like this!