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Wal-Mart confirms G1 price reduction

updated 06:00 pm EDT, Tue October 28, 2008

Wal-Mart sells G1 cheaper

Wal-Mart on Tuesday confirmed earlier rumors that it would undercut T-Mobile's price for the Android-powered G1 by $30, according to confirmation obtained by Reuters. The news arrives one day before the retail chain will sell the device at 550 stores throughout the country, priced at $149 with a two-year contract. The T-Mobile G1 was launched last week for $179 when purchased directly from the wireless carrier.

The G1 represents Google's first shot at entering the wireless market, providing users with an open source operating system for mobile devices. Android also features an iPhone-like application store, where users can obtain programs, which expand upon the features and capabilities of the device.

by MacNN Staff



  1. scottnichol

    Joined: Dec 1969



    so when this phone has a warranty servicable issue, where do i take it?!?

    it's made by an unknown manufacturer, purchased at a store that specializes in cheap sox and bathroom wastebins, and equipped with an OS from a web site that has no other discernable real-world products.

    i guess that would be a T-Mobile issue, but it would be easy for them to give you the run-around, it seems.

  1. Constable Odo

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Wow! On sale already...

    I guess there weren't enough people on line waiting to buy it. It's only been out about a week and already they're starting to reduce the price on it. That seems strange. $179 seemed reasonable enough to undercut the iPhone. Maybe they figured for a $30 cut they could sell twice as many. We'll see about that. I suppose earlier purchasers are going to be bitching about how they were cheated by having to pay so much more.

  1. nhmlco

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Price drops already?

    How much profit is built into the device such that Walmart can slash prices before they even start shipping the thing? (grin)

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