While the newest Android, otherwise known as the HTC Magic, is no doubt a great device, we have trouble recognizing it would be worth all of that $200 on contract that T-Mobile is reportedly asking for. In the face of competitors like the iPhone that are going for $99, and the lack of such “I’d pay more for THAT” features such as a hardware keyboard, this price point may prove pretty tough for T-Mobile. Even the usually unreasonable Rogers has lowered its price to $99 recently.
There is some good news to this however, although not related to the price. Apparently T-Mobile is planning on giving its current customers first dibs (as it tends to do) on the myTouch. The company is aiming to get handsets into hands between July 29th and August 3rd, while new customers will have to wait for an early August official launch.