Speculation is mounting that price of the T-Mobile G1 Android-powered handset could be about to be slashed for UK consumers, in the wake of a reduction from its US carrier.
Costco, a major player in the US retail sector, has dropped the price of the black version of the T-Mobile G1 by $100 to $79.99, IT Pro Portal reports.
The reduced price point for the so-called Googlephone applies for customers who sign up for a 24-month contract with the network provider as well as to existing customers who are upgrading.
A price drop could prove a dramatic sales incentive in the UK, where the T-Mobile G1 costs around £395.
Fresh impetus for T-Mobile to slash its prices has come with the announcement that Vodafone will launch the second Android powered handset the HTC Magic in April.
News of developments follows T-Mobile’s confirmation that a “key” software upgrade is due for the G1 phone.
This is expected to significantly boost the range of applications available to owners of the phone.
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