Harry McCracken on Android and iPhone Pricing

Harry McCracken:

As of this moment, AT&T wants $99.99 for a Backflip on contract–which is ninety-nice cents more than the cost of a plain-jane iPhone 3G. But if the Backflip appeals to you, here’s a slightly better deal: Amazon has it for a penny. That’s 1/9900th the cost of the iPhone 3G. (Amazon, in case you didn’t know, doesn’t have penny iPhones–and neither does anyone else.)

As McCracken pointed out yesterday, it’s interesting that Android phones have surpassed the iPhone in U.S. unit sales, but it’s not surprising. Apple isn’t (yet?) in the bargain-price high-volume phone market.

Tuesday, 11 May 2010