I know, I know. $189.99 for the Motorola Charm on contract (after mail-in rebate) is just a bit hard to believe. And we mean hard to believe in the not-so-good way. Considering ten bucks more could net you the Samsung Vibrant, it’s hard to see how the candybar form factor with full QWERTY keyboard could justify the price considering the mid-range specs housed inside. There is a a somewhat enticing element to the pricing, however.
The basic plan you’ll need to get you going with the charm starts at $15.50. That’s a pretty low price for a smartphone contract considering some of the bare minimum fees you will pay for a top of the line handset. Oh, and the off-contract price is $309.99. That’s odd considering the $250 we saw before, but it stands as a reasonable price for the Charm without any strings attached.