Sprint gearing up to launch the HTC Touch Diamond: $299.99
Not that this is a huge surprise exactly what with all the leaked info from the past, but it sure looks like Sprint is getting ready to launch this in September for $299.99 (after MIR; MSRP is $549.99).
Nothing too shocking here, though the mention of Sprint's much derided MMS alternative (PictureMail) seems to be supported, though we wonder if this is the big update we've all be awaiting? Probably not.
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Sprint definitely needs to come in at the same price point (or better) than the iPhone if they expect to attract the masses.
And they had better pour on the advertising (a la Instinct). But really showcase the web browser, music, and Contact management features.
It wouldn't take much creative thought. All they need to do is look at the videos that HTC did when announcing it and then simply talk about how "revolutionary" it is. That word seems to work for Steve, so why not?
If they want people to line up for the Diamond, they should price it at $149 or $179 on launch, that would have people lined up around buildings!
$149, I'd buy two.
$199, I'd get one for myself
$249, I'd think about getting one for myself
$299, No way... I'll keep my money for a Tegra Phone.