T-Mobile HTC Dream for $199

Posted on September 18, 2008. Filed under: android, Carriers, Google, HTC, rumors, T-Mobile | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Wall Street Journal reports that the first Android Powered Mobile phone brought out by T-Mobile is going for $199. Its appearently in direct competition with Apple’s iPhone interms of contract.

T-Mobile will be announcing officially on 23rd September.

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Whats really to point out here is if the device has been subsidized by carrier?

HTC, the Taiwanese device manufacturer, will set the price tag at its release in Gulf, Asia. An iPhone in India 8GB costs 31,000 RS. It is incredibly overpriced. Vodafone and Airtel, carriers, probably wanted to sweep the creamy layer first  followed by real market value price cuts. Price cuts arent announced yet, but we should see some change in Q1 2009.

SPECULATION:

Android would enter India as well as Gulf countries as a GSM mobile device, unlocked! ( this is just speculation by me based on market trends here)

Android Phones should be less expensive than Windows Mobile Devices and Symbian due to the very nature of open free software. How big will be the difference? We should know when other OHA members release their tigers!

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iPhone in India – Status Update!

Posted on September 9, 2008. Filed under: android | Tags: , , , , , , |

Its been weeks since our gift of god to mankind iPhone 3G arrived in India. Intial rumors always suggested a Selling Price (subsidized as in U.S.) would be 9000 RS, but since the bloggers didnt quite know Steve Jobs and his bitten Apple … and a slew of overpriced Products, they WERE WRONG.

iPhone 3G arrived in India with a whopping 31,000 RS for 8gb and 36,000 RS for 16GB. Which is pretty much the unsubsidized rate. And to add to that, iPhone will BE LOCKED!

amm.. heres a lil suggestion to the careers  of this offer : Vodafone and AirTel, So you thought u could dance? realy? with this price? targeting clever indian consumers? You’ve got to be kidding me!

The price is simply outrageous, preposturous! and caters only to the creams, tech enthusiasts.. which really seems to be the initial target the Networks.

But as expected, the Launch was OK!.. on the expected lines. “mediocre”

We can expect the prices to drop sometime in 09 the buyers dryout!

This is one of the best reasons why we all should be eagerly awaiting what Android OS and its device manufacturers will hold for us. Android : opensource hence free…. —-> cheaper mobile devices with great experience!

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