T-Mobile Lowers Price Of Garminfone to $129
Many have questioned the popularity of the oddly priced Garminfone because many feel it is too expensive for the mid-range specs it contains. This prompted a statement from Asustek on the sales of the Garminfone:
Shipments to T-Mobile are as previously planned and has received positive demand from the consumer market.
Latest rumors indicate the phone has only been sold 20,000 times starting from June 9 when it officially launched. The main problem is the phone cost $199 and it only features a 3.5 inch touch display, 3MP camera, the outdated Android 1.6, and it even lacks a 3.5mm headphone jack. The pricing of this phone is the same with the myTouch Slide 3G and the impending Samsung Vibrant. I’m not sure who would spend the same amount of money when they could purchase a much better and higher spec’d smartphone. As a result, T-Mobile has finally lowered the price on the Garminfone to a modest $129.99. Even if I was eligible for an upgrade on T-Mobile, I would most likely pay the extra $70 and purchase a much higher quality Android smartphone in the Samsung Vibrant. But, lowering the price by $70 is a step in the right direction for T-Mobile, who probably did this in an attempt to boost less than stellar sales.
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