India to see HTC Butterfly flitting its wings by the end of this month?
posted by Alan F. / Jan 17, 2013, 11:18 PM
The source adds that the HTC Butterfly will be introduced within the next two weeks and will be launched the same day. It is the same model known in Japan as the HTC J Butterfly and in the U.S. as a Verizon exclusive called the HTC DROID DNA. In China and other parts of Asia, the device uses the HTC Butterfly name. Earlier this month, India saw the launch of the high end Nokia Lumia 920 and its mid-range brother, the Nokia Lumia 820. The country has become one of the fastest growing in the world when it comes to the number of mobile phone users.
source: AndroidOS.in via AndroidCentral
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That's some serious money..... For a serious phone.
posted on Jan 17, 2013, 11:34 PM 4
it's more expensive than Xperia Z? The Z has much better camara, better design too. Butterfly should sell for $700.
posted on Jan 17, 2013, 11:57 PM 9
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it is the most expensive android here but the most expensive smartphone is iphone 5. the 64gb costs ~65000 INR. everything is costly here.
posted on Jan 18, 2013, 6:45 AM 1
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Just wanna know What makes phone so expensive in india? Here in Australia, many indian come to store buy iphones to send to india They said it is damm expensive in india and I didn't ask why
posted on Jan 17, 2013, 11:50 PM 0
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Maybe it is the conversion rate.
posted on Jan 17, 2013, 11:57 PM 0
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no, that's because of the taxes, this is not limited to india, even in countries like UK,the phones are as expensive as they are in india.......but there are many other reasons like, htc cannot guarantee that the droid dna will be successful in india, so they have to make more from the fewer phones that are sold....on the other hand, samsung's galaxy phones are very popular in india, so the galaxy s3 and the note 2 are not overpriced in india, for example, the note 2 is $200 cheaper than the droid dna but samsung's tablets are very expensive in india, because people love the ipad(especially the 3rd and the 4th generation ipads).....and the nexus 7 (16gb) is almost as expensive as the ipad mini and the ipad 2 another wierd thing is that, the ipad 2 is cheaper(online) than the ipad mini, because its more popular than the ipad mini so, we can say that the products are priced according to the demand and also because there aren't any locked phones in india(because in india the plans are so cheap....like, for $2 we get more than 250 minutes talktime, or unlimited messaging for a month(or more), or one month of internet)
posted on Jan 18, 2013, 12:56 AM 2
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Absolutely, apple products are really overpriced in most of the countries, some people buy apple product because its a very popular brand to be honest, a typical iphone 5 user will say that its the best ios phone in the world,he/she didn't have any other choice.... and the iphones have good resale value But this is not the case when it comes to htc......its not the best android phone in the world, there is an xperia z, there will be a galaxy s4, a nexus 5(maybe) and many other Good android phones in the market, so its impossible to compete with those phones unless you have more features and a good price tag If the xperia z is sold at a cheaper price, then no one will buy the butterfly seriously.....how can htc sell it with such a huge price tag, even apple(we know how greedy they are) is considering a more affordable iphone
posted on Jan 18, 2013, 4:54 AM 0
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India doesn't have any carrier subsidies. Moreover, the prices in other countries drop quickly because of the introduction of other new models in subsequent weeks. That's hardly a case in India. I'm guessing people would go for Sony Xperia Z rather than HTC Butterfly. Sony's brand image is much better than HTC's, here in India.
posted on Jan 18, 2013, 12:04 AM 7
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All the smartphones are too expensive in india ...Because of taxes.... My friend Bought GS3 from UAE ..... and the price difference was around $200 less ....compared to india ...
posted on Jan 18, 2013, 12:13 AM 0
Even I don't know (I am an Indian). One reason could be that we Indians don't buy stuff from the Internet as much as Americans do, so companies like Google profit less. It is definitely not the taxes since Samsung phones sell for just the same amount of money as they do in Europe. I think the companies just hike prices here to make more profits.
posted on Jan 18, 2013, 12:18 AM 1
Also, we don't get price reductions in India. The HTC One X launched in India for Rs. 35,000 and the price is still the same. The One X+ launched for Rs. 40,000 and now the DNA for Rs. 44,000. No wonder HTC sales are so poor in India. I am terribly disappointed with companies like HTC and Apple. These f**kers keep showing they don't care about Indians. At least companies like Samsung and Nokia allow us to buy phones on a 6 month EMI (0% Interest) basis.
posted on Jan 18, 2013, 12:29 AM 0
This is why small companies like Lava, Karbonn, Micromax are growing at an exponential rate in India. Because they sell phones with qHD 5 inch IPS screens and Dual Core Cortex A5 (S4 Play) for only Rs. 10,000. And people are ready to buy them for that kind of money.
posted on Jan 18, 2013, 12:36 AM 3
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Htc one x is available for 30000 with some online dealers and it is available for less than 32000 in a popular shop near my home(Chennai). You got to blame the dealers too since some of them are still selling one x for 38000 and desire v above 20000 even after HTC officially slashed its price to 16000.
posted on Jan 18, 2013, 5:16 AM 2
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