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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by fecnik, Mar 24, 2011.

  1. fecnik

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    For what the phone has to offer, why is it so cheap?
     

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    competition.
     
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    They'll do anything to get you signed on contract for two years! Think about it.
    ~$65/month for 2 years = $1,560. They can drop two or three hundred up front to ensure that future revenue stream.
     
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    I see your point. The new Atrix is what, $200? Yet, its getting inferior reviews compared to the inspire. Is it the newness factor?
     
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    Now its the fact that its all hardware bad software. Atrix is an inferior phone.
    The funniest part of the pricing is that Verizon is charging 250 for the thunderbolt lol
     
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    The reason its cheap, is most likely cause it runs on old tech. Everything about the Inspire spec wise was already in the Desire HD (sans HSPA+). The Desire HD was released in October. Don't get me wrong I own an Inspire and love it.
     
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    Yea but isn't the thunderbolt the same sans the LTE and its selling for 250
     
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    Don't forget the FFC and the built-in kickstand too! :D
     
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    that was going to be my second point,
    because the inspire and desire are virtually the same thing and the desire already has been sold since Oct then i guess it would give HTC the ability to lower cost especially in a crazy smartphone market/competition :D
     
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    And a 32Gig sd card, too :cool:
     
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    And a bigger battery too.
     
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    And more gb's inside, too.
     
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    I blame the battery for the cost :(

    And for all of life's problems, too.
     
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    Yea that's def worth the extra money lol :)
     
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    also remember now that AT&T is no longer the sole provider of the iPhone, they want to attract as many new customers as possible! Having a great phone at an insanely low price is one great way to do it!

    (buying out the 4th largest carrier in the US is another :) )
     
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    Hahaha nice on both counts lol
     
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    I feel like I stole this phone by getting it at Costco for $20. It has a really good bang for your buck! :D
     
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    +1

    plus the inspire gets 3mbps down while the Tbolt gets 9mbps in denver...
     
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    That's only for now
     
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    true. im due for upgrade next year. something new and fancys always out so i can wait for a better version of inspire lol
     
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    ;)
     
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    Heck, compared to my old HTC tilt 2, this inspire blows it away in every aspect. I paid the full $99 upgrade price, and still feel like I got a good deal on the phone.
    Scott
     
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    AND does your homework/chores/work. :p
     
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    I think that LittleAnt hit the nail on the head. AT&T wants to attract high end android phone fans, so they offer the Inspire for ridiculously low prices - I paid $59.00 for mine - and figure to make their money off the two year contract we had to agree to.

    -Mike
     

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