Why Is Samsung's LTE-Packing Droid Charge $300 on Verizon?

The Droid Charge is, on paper, a very good phone—at least from the hardware perspective. It's Verizon's second LTE phone, but it's likely got a better display than the Thunderbolt (a 4.3-inch Super AMOLED Plus display, to be precise), an 8-megapixel rear camera plus 1.3-megapixel front camera. And it's gonna be all fast and stuff.

But! It's $300 after a 2-year agreement. I thought we all agreed, people, that smartphones shouldn't cost more than $200—$250 max? [Samsung]