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Prices of Android phones expected to decline thanks to competition

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Prices of Android phones expected to decline thanks to competition
There may be a day when Android phones will cost you little or no money at all to purchase – that's based on the current trend of competition in the market. Even better as we've noticed of late, some Android powered phones that have been available for a couple of months have seen a big drop in price that's making them quite attractive when stacked up against some newer handsets. According to industry sources, the prices of Android smartphones are declining at a pace faster than expected that's due to competition orders from handset makers. Although we rarely see handsets from Huawei make here to the US, they've been aggressively attacking the pricing strategy of their Android devices to push sales through telecom channels. They're actually in the process of creating a second customized Android smartphone, the Pulse Mini, for T-Mobile in Europe which is expected to go on sale in the UK this April for £100 (US$155) – now that's the price for an unlocked model. Its pricing structure marks a reduction of over 54 percent compared to the £180 price tag of its predecessor; the Pulse. When you look at some of their competition such as the Foxconn Group, their current unlocked Android offerings to telecom carriers are slightly below $300. Even though Huawei might pose a huge threat to them, most Taiwan handset makers insist that they will place their attention on medium to high-end Android models to avoid a pricing battle in the low-end segment.

T-Mobile Pulse Mini Specifications

source: DigiTimes

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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:45

1. Kappy (Posts: 108; Member since: 14 Dec 2009)


sweet. I always enjoy paying less for my cell phone

posted on 24 Feb 2010, 10:16

2. jbroots3 (Posts: 104; Member since: 29 Jan 2010)


Sounds about right. I was looking at a couple of phone stores at my local mall and Sprint's prices on their android devices dropped something like $80 (with contract) on the Samsung Moment from last month... I still can't wait to see what the HTC "supersonic" will sell for this summer. I'm figuring that it will be quite reasonable considering the market for android phones right now. $200-$250 after rebates with a contract I would guess...

posted on 24 Feb 2010, 13:44

3. scottmbolt (unregistered)


Just another reason why Android is better then Apple. More option = more competition = better prices for consumers. Since when does the iPhone decrease in price because of another iPhone? Exactly.

posted on 24 Feb 2010, 15:02

4. adixxx (Posts: 18; Member since: 26 Jan 2010)


When people buy iPhone, they buy the name, not the full specs.

posted on 24 Feb 2010, 17:56

5. sleepyjohnny (Posts: 151; Member since: 16 Dec 2009)


droid eris came out at $99 dollars. i think its great even for what i paid

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