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  • $99 8GB iPhone 3GS for Christmas?


    Is AT&T getting ready to roll out a $99 iPhone 3GS in time for the holidays? "Boy Genius", of Engadget fame, is asserting that two anonymous sources told him they are doing just that, as a "way of combating the DROID madness.Ē

    Verizon's new Droid line of Google Android smartphones have stolen some of the iPhone hype as we move into the busy holiday season. Verizon would like to post big numbers to build momentum for the new brand, and it's not inconceivable that Apple could be trying for a knockout punch. The Droid Eris, HTC's low end Android 1.5 smartphone, lists for $99, and positioning an iPhone 3GS at that price point would make the newest iPhone competitive at all levels.

    Boy Genius wrote:
    Definitely not confirmed, but rather interesting nonetheless. Weíve heard now from two sources that AT&T, and we guess Apple, are contemplating launching an 8GB iPhone 3GS at the $99 price point before Christmas. One source said this was AT&Tís way of combating the DROID madness.

    There's more than a few problems with this rumor, however. Apple has up until now announced new iPhones in the summer months, and the rollout of a low-end 3GS model would leave no real reason for the whole iPhone 3G line to even exist.

    It's not impossible that Apple's thinking of something that off-the-wall, but that doesn't mean it's likely.
    This article was originally published in forum thread: $99 8GB iPhone 3GS for Christmas? started by Paul Daniel Ash View original post
    Comments 46 Comments
    1. xxfr0stbytexx's Avatar
      xxfr0stbytexx -
      Interestin... Wonder if it would rly happen
    1. gthugballin's Avatar
      gthugballin -
      i doubt it, what would they do witht he 99 dollar 3g...50 dollars lol
    1. FoneWeasel's Avatar
      FoneWeasel -
      Quote Originally Posted by gthugballin View Post
      i doubt it, what would they do witht he 99 dollar 3g...50 dollars lol
      No, they'd just get rid of it like they were planning on. Doesn't make sense for them to produce 2 phones with different internals when they can make just one.
    1. mikerlx's Avatar
      mikerlx -
      ^I agree
    1. sungod661's Avatar
      sungod661 -
      if they do that goodnight androis....no way android will be able to compete
    1. silvrbackg3rilla's Avatar
      silvrbackg3rilla -
      ,aybe they should make the threeg fifty buks cuz i would cop that!
    1. Fallguy's Avatar
      Fallguy -
      What about the upgrade price from a 2G or 3G?
    1. tudtran's Avatar
      tudtran -
      SO the iPhone 3G 8GB is gonna be like $49. People is gonna be all over that.
    1. adp's Avatar
      adp -
      Quote Originally Posted by sungod661 View Post
      if they do that goodnight androis....no way android will be able to compete
      As long as apple keeps implementing the locking and jailing restrictions (which they are talking of increasing), Android will always be an alternative. Some people buy them for customization and not price.
    1. jdm.accord's Avatar
      jdm.accord -
      Quote Originally Posted by sungod661 View Post
      if they do that goodnight androis....no way android will be able to compete
      They aren't gonna be able to compete either way lol.
    1. exNavy's Avatar
      exNavy -
      Nice disinformation campaign on someone's part. Everybody just keeps waiting for Apple to release this super cheap phone and it never comes, thus stalling potential Droid sales.
    1. robbpell's Avatar
      robbpell -
      Quote Originally Posted by jdm.accord View Post
      They aren't gonna be able to compete either way lol.
      i wouldnt put them out just yet ive read quite a few good reviews and went stop by the verizon store and the screen was beautiful much clearer than my 3g and seemed a little bigger. i think its def the best competitor this far which is well needed to push apples stubborn ways.
    1. thatcoralguy's Avatar
      thatcoralguy -
      People,

      Why are you guys still chasing a company like Apple who are against you modding your phone and are against everything written in this blog? The android can do everything that the iphone can do. Plus it has a higher resolution camera, plus it has a removable battery, plus you can unlock the phone without having to hack it each time a software update comes out, plus you can upgrade from 8 to 16 gigs without having to sell the phone.

      I was on the tmobile site today and it provides instructions on how to jailbreak your andriod,commonly referred to in the android community as rooting, plus tmobile even gives you the unlock code to PERMANENTLY unlock the phone.

      It's like chasing after the star chearleader in high school who keeps telling you that she wants nothing to do with you but you continue to chase after her on a daily basis.

      Just sell your iphones on ebay and move to a platform that embraces individuality, supports your needs (you can tether on the andriod and tmobile supports this), and not have to sit up at 3:00am on blog.iphone.dev and wait for Musclenerd to release his latest version of Pwnage.

      I am currently running 2 andriods on tmobile with unlimited minutes, unlimited text messaging, and unlimited internet for $139.

      Try and get that from AT&T. For this price, it is not even worth the time to stay with my iphone and continually have to keep hacks running to get my alerts to work with google voice so that I have free text messsaging. Not to mention that google voice is integrated into the andriod phone and the andriod widgets are much better then the iphone widgets. So are the themes.
    1. bbillh77's Avatar
      bbillh77 -
      Just let me know where to preorder
    1. rwin84's Avatar
      rwin84 -
      brilliant!
    1. nighthawk283's Avatar
      nighthawk283 -
      Really good good price
    1. xgus69's Avatar
      xgus69 -
      theyll probably make it 150 with a new contract
    1. thatcoralguy's Avatar
      thatcoralguy -
      Oh,yea the andriod is much cheaper. Why spend $1000+ for a permanently unlocked iphone when you can get an android for $300. I bought my mytouch on ebay for $260. Oh yea, you can update your firmware over the 3g network witout having to rely on itunes and you don't need to reinstall the apps.
    1. thetoothfairy's Avatar
      thetoothfairy -
      ^ Even though Android can offer some people things they want its just not as classy as the iPhone. If the Android was that nice many many would change over to using it just like they did with the iPhone.
    1. vantheman169's Avatar
      vantheman169 -
      I was checking out the new DROID today on there website and it does sound kinda interesting but,verizon blows and t-mobiles network for 1 is not as good as at&t but they are cheaper and have great customer service at&t sucks *** for customer support and pricing. But with less 3G coverage than at&t and verizon its a nogo for me, and whos to say even if you can unlock the DROID that verizon is putting out you can even use it on another network. Verizon is CDMA so who you gonna use it with SPRINT <--no thanks they suck more than anybody. I am sticking with my iphone i love it and i like the fact that jailbreaking is not supposed to be done, lol. Lots of people i know have iphones and some are jailbroken, but alot of peoples are not and its funny when people are like whats jailbroken, then i just tell them it allows you to use your iphone to its full potential.