With the recent lower price on the T-Mobile G1 from Amazon, it feels like the sales have picked up. I am coming across more new G1 users every day. The new low price of $97.99 is a big enough difference from T-Mobile’s $179.99 that many people are converting. I also believe the Android Market has been a big success for the G1. With paid apps now available, the competition has cranked up and the result is more quality applications for us, the customer.
Even T-Mobile has stepped up their efforts to promote the G1. They have included the G1 in their NBA ads and launched a new TV ad campaign. The most recent one features all the glowing reviews of the G1. Just today I got a text message from T-Mobile service to announce the G1 was available for sale in my area. I already own the G1, so obviously this was a mass message.
If you are one of those people waiting for the next Android phone to be released, you might be waiting longer than you thought. Since the economy slowed down many manufacturers have pushed back their plans for late 2009. There are no release dates for any future phones.
Another benefit to purchasing the G1 for only $97 is the resell value of the phone. Many people are using the phone without cell service as a mobile internet device. All of the online functionality of the phone is still available over a WiFi connection. If you purchase the phone today, you can sell it on eBay when the next model comes out or keep it as a spare for other purposes around the home. With the evolution of the open source applications, your old phone could be your next media center remote or toilet gadget.
Stop sitting on the sidelines and join the Android revolution. What are you waiting for? Order your T-Mobile G1 from Amazon for only $97.99.