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AT&T strikes back at the DROID and rolls out the iPhone 3GS 8GB for $99?

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AT&T strikes back at the DROID and rolls out the iPhone 3GS 8GB for $99?
BGR has started the rumor that AT&T intends to fight back and address the stir created by Verizon with the release of the Motorola DROID in no other way but rolling out 8-gigabyte version of the iPhone 3GS at a price of $99 and do it around Christmas. It´s been a while since one of our tipsters told us АТ&T would release the HTC Hero at the beginning of 2010, although we haven´t had any new information on the matter so far. So, what´s your opinion? Do you think this is a likely move? Would it prove successful?

source: BGR

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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:44

1. JackFace (Posts: 190; Member since: 03 Nov 2009)


What in the Hell is that gonna do, AT&T? Dumb.

posted on 06 Nov 2009, 14:29

5. artz1986 (Posts: 453; Member since: 11 Mar 2009)


Get a hot phone in more hands... ppl still don't get how strong iPhone's appeal is. It's not the latest, but it works, and the polls say, it works the best. So at&t is smart when it comes to getting big sales. Now, did they plan for the extra kids using data? I hope so...

posted on 06 Nov 2009, 20:18

14. Fanboys Suck (Posts: 609; Member since: 12 Dec 2008)


You know what I think? I think Verizon is doing really well today because all the Verizon Fanboys are not on this website today. They must be busy selling Droids. Be that the case, then I say fantastic job Motorola, Google and Verizon!

posted on 06 Nov 2009, 21:21

15. Dood (Posts: 269; Member since: 23 Mar 2009)


lol.

posted on 06 Nov 2009, 21:23

16. vzw fanman (Posts: 1976; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)


I'm here! :-)

posted on 07 Nov 2009, 15:39

29. dubracer223 (Posts: 46; Member since: 16 Mar 2009)


yeah im here too...glad you took the time to stop sucking off fanboys to post, now get back to work im getting dry.

posted on 06 Nov 2009, 14:08

2. darthray (Posts: 72; Member since: 04 Nov 2009)


i agree with jack, just more customers on atat will switch their phones to the 8g. Thats all.

posted on 07 Nov 2009, 15:46

30. 22ADin09 (Posts: 38; Member since: 24 Jul 2009)


now if you look at the storage of the droid the droid has 16gb pre-installed. but i do see this as a plus considering the majority of the people looking for a droid are also looking for an iphone. so good plan

posted on 07 Nov 2009, 15:49

31. 22ADin09 (Posts: 38; Member since: 24 Jul 2009)


edit: the majority of people who are considering the droid are most probably considering it because its a "woahhh wow phone" (now i'm not stating everyone, and by most i mean 50.2%). who probably would not necessarily care about the 16 gigs of droid, and the 8 gigs of iphone. so, still, att has a good idea on its hands

posted on 08 Nov 2009, 12:24

40. vzw fanman (Posts: 1976; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)


i'm getting the droid because i'm bored of my storm. i'm sick of the slow browser.

posted on 06 Nov 2009, 14:16

3. theman414 (Posts: 132; Member since: 08 Jun 2009)


I'm not an AT&t fan but that's smart. All of the parents that are thinking about getting a kid a phone for christmas will consider buying them the phone they really want since it's only $99. For everyone else competition is always good for the consumer.

posted on 06 Nov 2009, 14:29

6. JackFace (Posts: 190; Member since: 03 Nov 2009)


But you can already get an 8Gig 3G for 100 bucks. Not much of a difference other than the processor and few other things... for most people, that's not a big difference. I don't see too much of a "WOW!!" factor in this move.

posted on 08 Nov 2009, 09:16

36. *HOVA* (Posts: 564; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)


Yea cutting the cost of a phone in half is not a WOW factor at all.... You kidding me?

posted on 09 Nov 2009, 13:08

43. JackFace (Posts: 190; Member since: 03 Nov 2009)


They are cutting the onboard Memory in half too... still not "WOW".

posted on 06 Nov 2009, 14:28

4. Doakie (Posts: 2107; Member since: 06 May 2009)


I think its a great idea for apple, if apple really gets $18 per month per iphone from at&t. I think with the fanaticism around the iphone it will be even more of a sales hit. I think it will spell doom for phones like the Palm Pixi. Either way. I hate apple and wish they'd hurry up and screw up bad so people will hate them as much as I do. As for me, I'll probably be picking up a Pixi around the 15th.

posted on 06 Nov 2009, 15:28

7. vzw fanman (Posts: 1976; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)


hello, the iphone is old news its been out for years. why are people still buying the boring piece of shit?

posted on 06 Nov 2009, 16:01

8. JackFace (Posts: 190; Member since: 03 Nov 2009)


Because they are still incredible devices. Let me ask you something: Did Apple Rape you as a small child? If so, I can understand your personal vendetta against Apple and the iPhone. But really now, why the hatred? You let Apple and its iPhone really get your panties in a bunch.

posted on 06 Nov 2009, 16:17

10. Fanboys Suck (Posts: 609; Member since: 12 Dec 2008)


Haha! I've been wondering that for a while! Great question! Haha.. oh man...

posted on 06 Nov 2009, 16:54

11. vzw fanman (Posts: 1976; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)


i hate all apple products. and apple's CEO is dorky looking. i hate it because it's boring and the design needs to change, i mean it was nice when it came out but hello, now it's just getting old. :-). i still don't understand what's so incredible about it. i like the original iphone design better. the new back is too cheap and gaudy looking. maybe it's just cause i only like exciting looking phones and the iphone does not have an exciting design. and no i'm not jealous. :-J

posted on 06 Nov 2009, 21:26

17. Dood (Posts: 269; Member since: 23 Mar 2009)


If you ever took the time to realize all the crazy awesome stuff the iPhone can and will do, it will blow your mind. IMO, you don't like it because VZDub doesn't have it. I think this pitch to beat the droid is funny though. Verizon: We have the iPhone killer! AT&T:We have the iPhone! Who will win? Only time will tell. If you want to sway the odds, I accept money orders.:P

posted on 07 Nov 2009, 12:49

24. tflex (Posts: 146; Member since: 24 Oct 2008)


I agree with u dood.. But let me get this straight, one of the reasons vzwfanman doesnt like Apple is because the CEO looks dorky?? How old are you vzwfanman?..besides the incredible apps available for the iphone, there is more importantly functionality that no other phone is able to match such as the accelerometer and fast and crisp OS.. and vzwfanman, you also keep saying how much the design of the iphone hasnt changed much.. How about your blackberry storm you always brag about? The second model is almost identical. You dont have to love apple products to admit the iphone is a good phone.. You are just a jealous fanboy because vzw doesnt have it and everyone on this site knows it.. Oh and by the way, i wrote this article on my iphone hahaa

posted on 07 Nov 2009, 12:53

25. tflex (Posts: 146; Member since: 24 Oct 2008)


Theres a reason why the iphone is big but you are either completely stupid or too jealous to want to admit it..

posted on 07 Nov 2009, 15:26

28. vzw fanman (Posts: 1976; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)


yes but the storm design is actually decent looking. i'm just saying he's a dork. the droids accelerometer is just as fast. Again the iphone was nice when it came out 2 years ago, but now it's just old news and i'm getting sick of all the kids carrying around an iphone. blackberry bold FTW. the iphone commercials are the most worthless i've ever seen btw. just get an ipod touch! and lastly..how many times do i have to say i'm not jealous, and i'm not totally stupid because i'm in college. :-)... if anyone over let's say 35 has an iphone than that's just weird because it's a toy phone. so i hope your not over 35 tfelx. :-)

posted on 07 Nov 2009, 21:40

33. tflex (Posts: 146; Member since: 24 Oct 2008)


I am 24 and i really dont think age has anything to do with owning an iphone as i see doctors at work carrying iphones on their waist.. The blackberry storm does not look any better than the iphone..the iphone is a very sleek looking phone and i am willing to bet that apple will keep making the iphone better as the years pass.. Even if motorola did step the competition with the droid, im sure apple will retaliate with a new and better iphone in the summer..i saw concept pics of the new iphone and even though they are unofficial pics, the possibities are endless as to what they can do with the iphone and i cant wait to see it.. I am sold on the iphone and will continue to upgrade with an iphone until something beats it..

posted on 07 Nov 2009, 23:15

34. vzw fanman (Posts: 1976; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)


the droid beats the iphone imo. then again i thought the storm did too. :-)

posted on 08 Nov 2009, 09:06

35. Fair&Balanced (Posts: 31; Member since: 29 Jul 2009)


Ahhhh, so you are only attracted to products whose corporate leaders are very good looking men. Ok, we get it now.

posted on 08 Nov 2009, 09:23

37. vzw fanman (Posts: 1976; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)


bro, no. i said dorky, i never said attractive or ugly.

posted on 09 Nov 2009, 10:29

41. Illyich (Posts: 167; Member since: 13 Oct 2009)


The president of Apple is dorky looking? HE IS THE PRESIDENT OF A COMPUTER MANUFACTURER. OF COURSE HE IS A DORK. Derp.

posted on 06 Nov 2009, 16:01

9. rafise (Posts: 7; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


jejejejee this is really Dumb. an a 8GB ejeje

posted on 06 Nov 2009, 17:09

12. majicc07 (Posts: 28; Member since: 07 May 2009)


Are you serious to think that this is stupid? It would be like BMW deciding to drop its price on a 3 series to combat GM releasing an over priced Buick. Like it or not Apple has a name where Droid is still new. Not saying its not good but its not proven yet like the Iphone.The Iphone will continue to sell because it still has a wow factor. Lets face it, it started this all

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