What’s your phone and how much did you get it for?
Someone once told me that in order to determine if a person is a potential iPhone 3G buyer, you’ll have to check what phone they’re currently using and how much did they get it for. That way, you’ll have an idea if they are predisposed to buy such high-end phones. Though I know it makes sense, I’d like to test that theory here.
Before the time of Apple’s iPhone, there were several high-end phones that were as or more expensive. Let’s look at some of them:
Nokia 8800 – Php48,000
Palm Treo 750 – Php37,000
Nokia N95 – Php35,000
HTC Touch Dual – Php36,000
Nokia E90 – Php45,000
How much did the Nokia N73 cost when it first came out? How about the HP iPaq series? If any of you remembered how much the other phones cost when they first came out, please do leave a comment.
Or how about the newer ones that are released this year?
HTC Touch Diamond – Php41,000
Samsung Omnia i900 – Php34,000
Sony-Ericsson Xperia X1 – TBA (~$1,500)
So let me go back to my question, what’s your phone now and how much did you get it for? Mine’s a Nokia E71 for 22k. The most expensive I ever bought was the Samsung Blackjack at 24k. I think my threshold tops at 25k.