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Nexus One: $530 Unlocked, $180 On T-Mobile

Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by phandroid, Dec 29, 2009.

  1. phandroid

    phandroid Admin News Bot
    Thread Starter

    Google is holding an event on January 5th and its hardly a secret that they’ll be unveiling the Nexus One. The things that ARE a secret? We told you they would be coming shortly… and some of them have just arrived: the Nexus One will be $530 unlocked through Google or $180 on contract [...]


  2. kabbie_mcfeely

    kabbie_mcfeely Android Enthusiast

    I hope this is just rumor.
  3. Carl C

    Carl C Extreme Android User

    I wanna know how much this will be in the UK :)
  4. NowVoyager

    NowVoyager Android Enthusiast

    $80 a month for 500 mins is totally insane...the alternative is to plunk down $530. ROTFLOL. :rolleyes:

    I'm good. No thanks. Naw. LOL - smh @ the idiocy because the phone will be obsolete by when...April?

    I'll stick with my current droid and unlimited plan tyvm! Now. When is the official rollout of Android 2.0 for my phone?
  5. larryccf

    larryccf Well-Known Member

    you saw $80 for 500 minutes
    the even more plus plan is unlimited talk + text and the one describd on that linked page is + unlimited web, for $39.95
  6. NowVoyager

    NowVoyager Android Enthusiast

    The Even More plan is 39.99 which gives you 500 mins of Talk Time. Then they add text and web which gives you the rest of the package for a total of $79.99 (thus, $80).

    I have all of the above with unlimited talk time for less, is my argument.
  7. vincentp

    vincentp Android Expert

    Kind of pointless for US customers to buy this phone for that amount of money from Google, seeing as it can't pick up 3G on AT&T, T-Mobile is the superior (only) option anyways.
  8. This is very unfortunate, and makes me re-evaluate buying this phone (honestly, a small part of me has been wanting to go back to BlackBerry, but I am trying to keep that part of me at bay, as I love my MyTouch). I also hope this is just more rumor, but if not, I am not buying this phone at 500+ dollars.
  9. GraysonPeddie

    GraysonPeddie Newbie

    $500+ without a contract? Ouch...

    But I do despise contractts. I don't like to get locked in to a carrier, such as Sprint or AT&T. My 2-year contract with Sprint (Windows Mobile) is not up until November, anyway.
  10. speedform

    speedform Lurker

    I was really starting to believe, with the talk bantered about, that this was going to be a game changer. If these new prices prove true, it's looks to be just another high-end Android. Oh well, looks like I'll keep my old Razr a little while longer. 4 years a counting!
  11. NowVoyager

    NowVoyager Android Enthusiast

    I think that like the iPhone, the Nexus One is a game-changer. However, Google shoots themselves in the foot with the roll-out. They borrowed the wrong page from Steve. They borrowed the innovation page which was correct...Put out a phone that makes others pale in comparison. Check.

    The epic fail is that on page two, they should have borrowed a page from Bill's play book and "put a chicken in every pot." That is why Bill is the richest man in Babylon. While Steve was being elitist and exclusionary, Bill saturated the market and got "bank" for his efforts. His bottom line is irrespective of the product's performance.

    Google could have nailed this one had they not been greedy. They should have brought the subsidized phone in at $99 and the unlocked phone at $199 and made up in volume what they will certainly lose per unit in an uber-ultra-too-rich-for-recession-blood $530. Even the price of the iPhone was lowered just weeks after its release, much to the consternation of the early adopters. Hindsight...

    We must not forget that word is also leaked of an impending Tmo release in April of an HTC Bravo/Passion or whatever it will be called by then. And I hope that Tmo won't be stupid enough to alienate all of its users by putting that phone so far out of reach. Tmo will remain a contender because of the Nexus One connection and it's own Bravo (or whatever), come April. Smart move, Tmo.

    Lessons should have been learned by the Behold 2. Samsung gave away a plethora of Behold 2's just last week...one every hour! - It's like the joke by Henny Youngman, "Take my wife...PLEASE!" - I don't know how wise that move was. It made them look desperate IMHO. They would have done better to push an update to the phone to fix the glitches. Who wants to bet that a lot of those give-aways are pushing up daisies on eBay?

    Polar opposite Google is in the position to take it all. But insisting upon a lousy calling plan and an exorbitant (by today's standards) unlocked price, they shoot themselves in the foot. When my Blackberry WE dropped, it had a price tag over $500 - I got it the week that it came out, for $149. So, while I am an early adopter, I have no intention of ever paying the advertised (read: sucker price) for any of this soon to be obsolete loveliness.

    And like all the others, the Nexus One will drop in price and make many of the early adopters cringe that they didn't wait. But there will always be that die-hard contingent who just want to be FIRST and they are not going to argue about price. Companies LOVE these people. The companies have a bait and salivate marketing plan that works every time. Hey, I'm into the hype myself...right up until they ask for my paper. Then, it's ON!
    I become...the master negotiator. And I don't have a problem walking away if the deal doesn't suit me. I LOVE the game!!! And just think, men used to keep this action to themselves. Shame on you for keeping all the fun away from us girlz. LOL
  12. sthoeft

    sthoeft Newbie

    A cheaper price tag for the N1 ism't so good for google at all (imho). Many people think that cheap can't be good. The main point is that they would sell the N1 for 300$ without contract they would be way chaeper than every competitor. But Google needs them, they'll give the Android OS they market share it need to get. HTC, Samsung, Motorola and co. who live from selling hardware and making profit with it would be very very upset and in the worst case ending the cooperation with google because of this behavior.

    Google needs to set a realistic price tag. For example, the HD2 costs about 500-550 € in germany, the Hero about 400-450 €. If google would sell the N1 for 300 US$ (around 300 € with shipping and taxes I guess), who will by any other device. Is behavior would destroy the market.
  13. speedform

    speedform Lurker

    ^^^sthoeft, that's kind of the point of being called a 'game changer'. You change the rules. Rules, that for so long have forced consumers into contracts and/or phones that do not live up to their expectations, are overpriced and underperforming. And it's not like you can just go next door to another carrier as they all carry similar contracts. Google had a chance here to shake up the status quo and for now it doesn't look like that's going to happen.
  14. sthoeft

    sthoeft Newbie

    And to really piss their partners off (like HTC and co.). I don't know how it is in the US but for Europe the N1 does have a very good price tag (530 US$ are ~370 €, the Hero costs about 400 € and the (hardware) comparable HD2 (Leo) comes for 500-600 €). You can get a cheap handset without contract for about 100-150 € or a normal mobile from 30 €, but this devices don't even come close to the N1. At least in Germany it's by the time quite common that you'll buy your mobile phone without contract (see another post in the N! forum from me). If the N1 would be sold with a contract in Germany probably it will be for 0 €. So it depends on the point of view.

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