Check out this contract term cost caparison between Droid, Sprint’s Hero and the myTouch 3G from Android Central. Of course this doesn’t take into account the value of your time, productivity, or frustration, but it’s a handy tool for careful shoppers.
Surprisingly, the Verizon Motorola DROID does a decent job in the ‘cheapest plan’ battle at $74.98/month. The Sprint HTC Hero and T-Mobile myTouch 3G come in at $69.99 and $79.99, respectively. But Verizon’s low price comes with a catch, Sprint’s ‘cheapest plan’ offers free unlimited calling to any mobile carrier and unlimited messaging. T-Mobile’s comes with 500 whenever minutes and unlimited messaging. Verizon trails them with only 450 whenever minutes and 250 messages. But for users who only use an average amount of minutes and messages, the monthly cost of the Verizon Motorola DROID is somewhat justifiable considering you’ll be on “America’s Most Reliable Network”.
The spotlight for Android is certainly busy the past couple of days. After the Droid ad onslaught this past weekend, everyone is focused on Verizon’s Droid. But with the Motorola CLIQ now available, the CLIQ is jumping back into the mix. And that’s not even mentioning the best Android phone currently on the market, the Sprint HTC Hero, being released just a week ago. So is there room for more Android phones?
T-Mobile certainly thinks so. According to this leaked slide, the Samsung Behold II will be released on November 18th. The Samsung Behold II is going to pack a 3.2 inch AMOLED screen, 5-megapixel camera and comes running Samsung’s own TouchWiz UI. TouchWiz is supposed to give easy access to frequently accessed applications and of course, offer widgets galore.
I wasn’t excited about the Behold II before but since the purported November 18th release date is less than a month away, I am a little more optimistic. With the CLIQ being a QWERTY-slider device and the Behold II being a touchscreen only phone, are these two devices the new T-Mobile G1 and myTouch 3G?
What do you guys think?
T-Mobile USA is now offering the Motorola Cliq to its current customers. However, those who are interested in switching to T-Mobile to get this Android-based smartphone will have to wait until early November to get it.
The Cliq is the replacement for the T-Mobile G1, and like its predecessor has a sliding keyboard and capacitive touchscreen.
The Cliq smartphone is selling for the $200 with a two-year service agreement. T-Mobile voice plans start at $29.99 a month and qualifying data plans start at $24.99 a month.
To put in an order, go to www.t-mobile.com/CLIQ.