September 11th, 2011, 08:56 PM
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HTC MyTouch 3G -- worth the $125?
I need to get my wife a cheap Android phone to replace her ancient Nokia dumbphone on T-Mobile. The HTC MyTouch 3G is selling for really cheap on amazon, but is it cheap for a reason?
I'm seeing prices all over the map for "new" Mytouch 3G's, depending on the color, apparently: $125, $140, $160, and $200.
Why such a large range of prices, and what's wrong with this device that it would sell for bargain basement prices?
I've learned over the years that you get what you pay for. I have a sinking feeling that we're going to have to spend about $300 to get a quality handset. Problem is, she tends to drop or lose phones really often, so would rather not invest too much up front.
I notice new Nexus Ones are going for $270-$300 on ebay and amazon.
I have a Nexus One, myself. Plan B is to get myself a Nexus Prime or whatever the next state of the art Android handset will be in a few months, and bequeath the venerable but still mighty N1 to her.