AT&T is launching the HTC Freestyle on February 13th for $99.99 on-contract
If you’re forgotten about this beauty of a phone, it’s in fact a feature phone and not the usual smartphone we’re accustomed to see being pumped out of HTC’s camp. In any event, this small bundle of joy will land on the carrier’s lineup starting on February 13th for the somewhat unexpected price of $99.99 with a contract and after a $50 mail-in-rebate.
Why are we surprised you ask? For starters, the HTC Inspire 4G will be available on the same day – and even for the same exact price. On one hand, you’ve got a feature phone, while on the other, you have a souped-up smartphone that’s going to quickly find itself among the elites on AT&T’s lineup.
Still, this BREW based handset will offer HTC’s beloved Sense user interface which mimics most of the items you expect to find on their smartphones. Other features include a 3.2” capacitive touchscreen and a 3.2-megapixel camera. It’s going to be difficult to see this one being grabbed especially when the Inspire 4G offers more functionality and features at the same price point.
source: AT&T via Mobileburn
1. CrookShank (unregistered)
Hmmmmm. This phone seems pretty interesting. I hope the keyboard is good.
2. ATTCallCenter (unregistered)
In terms of this being a feature phone, unlimited data for this device would only be $10 a month whereas the Inspire will run off of the tiered pricing of $15 for 200MB or $25 for 2GB. Therefore for customers not willing pay the extra bucks for a fully functioning smartphone, I believe customers will take this device to experience a decent browsing and email experience compared to the current feature phones ATT has to offer. I bet I can sell atleast a hundred of these in a week.
Also, tomorrow, 02/10/11 ATT will be including a Mobile to Any Mobile feature to be included with the unlimited texting plans of either $20 for single line or the $30 for family messaging. Stack this on top of rollover as well as a-list features, overage rates are going to be a thing of the past. Then again there are people out there completely ignorant to how many minutes they have
3. allan (unregistered)
Hey there, I've found a small review of the device herehttp://devicearea.com/?p=1120. It also has a video, which can be very useful. Check it out