Those guys at EngadgetMobile are quick. For a period of about 5-minutes, they spotted the Motorola CLIQ on the main T-Mobile website and it was listed at $399.99 straight up or 100% FREE on a 2-year contract:
Really? Free? They tried incessantly to “Add to Cart” which didn’t work and T-Mobile wised up and removed the listing 5-minutes later. So it this a sign of things to come or a TMO tech dude with a slippery trigger finger testing something out and accidentally making it live?
I’d like to say the former but I can’t help but think the latter. T-Mobile has the G1 and MyTouch 3G on the shelves… how could they possibly offer the Motorola CLIQ for FREE when the HTC Android Phones currently have a price tag? It wouldn’t make much sense…
I think we’ll see the CLIQ launch at in the $199.99 range – that is what the G1 and MyTouch 3G each cost when they first launched. That’s not to say Motorola and T-Mobile don’t have an amazing deal worked out whereby Motorola is focused on pushing a large volume of handsets – they very well could.
This was an interesting find but I don’t think it “means” anything one way or the other. You make arguments for it coming true or not coming true but in the end we’ll just have to wait for an Official Price and revisit this with hindsight vision. But that doesn’t stop you from speculating and guessing:
What do you think – How much will the Motorola CLIQ cost with a 2-year contract when it first launches?