T-Mobile is learnt to be running a new promotion that will encourage iPhone users to trade-in their working mobile phone while purchasing a new HTC HD2 to enjoy up to $350 in credit.
Folks at T-Mobile have posted a new memo to T-Mobile dealers has announced this new offer that is scheduled to run from April 1 to May 19 whereby T-Mobile dealers who wish to opt-in to the program can offer $100 to $350 worth credit to users who wish to purchase a HTC HD2 if they trade-in their fully functional iPhone instead.
No idea how many users would be willing to take up this offer though it appears to be an aggressive marketing ploy for T-Mobile to get hold of iPhone users for their new launch.
HTC has been churning out an impressive line of smartphones these days. More impressively, the Taiwan based handset manufacturer has also been diversifying its risks by partnering with more than one platform developer.
Speaking to Forbes in an interview, HTC CEO Peter Chou has revealed that his company shall unveil a Windows Phone 7 based handset in the latter half of this year. He said,
“They’re putting in tremendous effort to make Windows Phone 7 very appealing and competitive.”
However, this does not mean HTC will be terminating the manufacture of Windows Classic phones. Chou has insisted that his company sees both the versions of Microsoft’s mobile OS to co-exist in the times ahead.
Meanwhile, HTC is also optimistic on the Android front. While there have been doubts cast on the success of Google’s Nexus One phone, Chou sees the device as a success and feels Nexus One’s innovative design will help HTC garner new business despite how consumers perceive the device.
With Windows Phone 7 handsets expected to launch post September, can we expect smartphones running on the older Windows phones to still be churned out in numbers in the mean while? Rumors say so.
According to unsubstantiated rumors, the third iteration in HTC’s Touch Pro series may be launching in the summer of this year and they are expected to launched in Europe by the third quarter of this year. A forum poster on the XDA Developer forum writes
“Just had a dinner with a friend of mine who is the main distributor for HTC in Europe, and he informed that they will receive the first shipment of Touch Pro3’s this summer and they will be on sale in Europe third quarter of this year. This is my main contact for HTC devices and he arranges a Touch Pro2 for me 4 months before it was officially released…He told me that the device will be much smaller and thinner, and soon he will provide me with the evidence including the full specifications. Do you guys think this would be something you would purchase or would you rather wait for the Windows Phone 7?”
What do you think? Is this likely?
Sources close to TmoNews have revealed the prices of the T-Mobile based handsets which get launched later this year. According to the source, Motorola CLIQ XT will launch at a price of $129.99 with a 2 year contract. Without the T-Mobile contract, you can get hold of the device for $329.99.
Nokia Nuron will retail at $69.99 with contract and $179.99 without one. Similarly, HTC HD2 will come at a subsidized price of $199.99 with the 2 year contract and at $449.99 without one.
We guess the phones have been priced at a pretty attractive level. What do you think? Which one are you going for?