Aug 18 AT 7:24 PM Taylor Wimberly 10 Comments

Motorola Charm debuts on T-Mobile August 25th for $75

Update: Motorola has announced the T-Mobile Charm will be priced at $74.99 with 2-year contract via Facebook.

The T-Mobile Motorola Charm finally has a release date of August 25th, but all we know about the price is that it will be “affordable”. T-Mobile tweeted the new information today, so hopefully the remaining details will be released soon. This slate style phone with compact QWERTY keyboard will pack quite a punch, but we have long heard it would be offered on the cheap.

Several leaks have placed the phone anywhere from FREE to $79 to $189 with 2-year contract and in the neighborhood of $300 at full price. I honestly think the $189 price is justified given the performance and styling of the device, but T-Mobile could really make a splash if they priced it under $99. The QWERTY keyboard and friendly design will attract that tween/family crowd that likes to message and doesn’t need a top of the line smartphone.

I have heard nothing to actually confirm this, but I have a feeling that some tiered data plans will debut later this year on T-Mobile. It’s nice to have a lower priced option (like the $15 AT&T data plan) for users who consume less data and T-Mobile is doing everything they can to retain customers from jumping to other carriers. T-Mobile will also debut their first HSPA+ handset next month which offers a premium data experience, so I wouldn’t be surprised to see some new plans revealed at that time.

Canadian carrier TELUS also just launched the Motorola Charm for $29 with 3-year contract, so that gives you the idea of possible T-Mobile pricing. Check out the hands-on video below to get a preview of what to expect when this device finally hits the U.S.

Via: TmoNews

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  • http://Website Melissa

    According to T-Mobile via Facebook, it is $74.99 with a 2-year contract.

  • Mighty_O

    you can also go to your local tmobile store to see it , its in display.

  • asurroca

    Looks really good, especially for a $75 phone. I’ve always been a fan of this BlackBerry-esque form factor and was an HTC Excalibur/T-mobile Dash user before Android. I’m guessing this would effectively replace the Dash in T-Mobile’s line-up since it’s embarrassingly obsolete, even with the refreshed model.

  • http://Website Nick

    I have a few female friends who use RIM devices but have wanted to jump on the android train. This is the phone they have been waiting for. I know it’s not a top of the line handset, but T-Mobile could sell millions of these if the sales reps show people how much better it is than a blackberry.

    • http://Website Abbie

      I work for Tmobile is this phone is far from being better then a blackberry.

  • Droi

    Looks like a nice way to have an Android phone with a full keyboard that Blackberry or E72 offers. i know lots of buisenes

  • Droi

    i meant – lots of business men looks for this kind of phone.

  • http://Website MulderFox

    Great. Now can we haz update to 2.1 for Cliq and Cliq XT, pleeze?

  • http://Website Drew

    I hate this phone. Where are the high end phones TMo!! I need an upgrade and anything by Scamsung is not going to cut it!

  • Uncemister

    Honestly this doesn’t look half bad. I was kind of on the fence about it but I may actually consider this one.