Androd is awesome and just keeps getting better. We also like what we're seeing so far from Microsoft's Windows Phone 7 platform. But if you really must join the dark side and invest in an iPhone, you'll soon be able to do so for less than the cost of dinner (fast food doesn't count) and a movie.
AT&T announced it will begin selling the iPhone 3GS for $49 starting tomorrow, January 7th. The new low price applies to both new and upgrade-eligible AT&T customers, who will be able to order their phone online or at any of the more than 2,200 AT&T retail locations across the country.
"We want to deliver the best, most complete package for our customers – from price, to speed, to worldwide access and more," said David Christopher, chief marketing officer of AT&T Mobility and Consumer Markets. "Combined with our new, lower monthly data plans beginning at just $15 a month, this new price brings even more value to one of the most popular devices in our leading lineup of smartphones. We’re very excited for more people to experience iPhone on the nation's fastest mobile broadband network."
Our love for Android and WP7 notwithstanding, this isn't a bad option for anyone wanting an iPhone without worrying about wonky antennae issues.