Originally Posted by yfyf
Anyone see this: http://www.engadget.com/2009/12/29/a...stio/#comments
The comments are very laffo. I am amazed by how many people are complaining about the $530 unlocked price. What the hell. A 32gb iPhone unlocked in HK (one of the few places that sell official unlocked iPhones) is about USD 800.
They are complaining because if true, this flies in the face of everything we have heard up until this point.
A: The phone was not going to be subsidized by a carrier
B: That it would be available through Google for a competitive price to subsidized phones.
If neither one of those things is true, then my interest in this device just bottomed out. I don't doubt that it is "worth" $530 unlocked in comparison to the rest of the market - but there is no way in hell I'm spending over $500 on a phone.
It might be worth it to me in a couple months to switch to T-Mob, the equivalent rate plan to the one I'm on at AT&T is $30 less a month. Though I am happy with the coverage and service, I'm also interested in saving money if there is no appreciable downgrade in service.