April 7, 2010 | by Robert Nelson
This is really nothing but an observation on my part, but still it is interesting to see that Sprint, and to a lesser extend T-Mobile seem to be the coming with higher prices on Android phones. This is nothing crazy here in terms of research, just a matter of checking out the current Android offerings by way of Wirefly.
That said, it almost seems like a case of “one of these is not like the other.” Customers are able to get low priced or free Android handsets from Verizon and AT&T in the Droid Eris, Motorola Backflip, Motorola Devour and Motorola Droid. The first three were free with the Droid coming in at just $19.99.
But moving on to T-Mobile we see the Cliq XT is free, but the Samsung Behold II and Motorola Cliq are both priced at $69.99. And as far as Sprint, the Samsung Moment is priced at $89.99 and the HTC Hero even higher at $99.99.
Again, this is just one persons quick take from one third party retailer. But it makes you wonder about the pricing game especially when you look at the difference between the HTC Hero and HTC Droid Eris.