November 25, 2014

Motorola Charm Expected to Run $189 [UPDATE 2]

The next Android-powered handset from T-Mobile, the Motorola Charm, has yet to be officially tapped with a price tag or release date.  Rumors have been circulating for weeks that the launch will happen in a couple of weeks with August 25th mentioned time and again.  We’ve seen hints that the phone will be part of T-Mobile’s back to school promotion possibly with a free-after-rebate deal.  But let’s assume the phone isn’t part of a sale.  What would the cost be?  According to iwebadroid, we can expect it (translated) to carry a $189.99 price point with a 2-year contract, and $309.99 outright.

UPDATE: BUT WAIT!  There’s more!  Our friend Kyle (@TheDroidGuy) snapped a picture of the phone at his local store showing a considerably lower $114 price.  Check his pic after the jump.As a refresher, the Charm features a new form Blackberry-esque factor and features a 2.8-inch touch screen, a full QWERTY keyboard, and a BACKTRACK navigation pad on the back of the handset.  Other details include Adobe Flash Lite, a 3-megapixel camera, pinch zooming, multi-touch, and corporate email capability.

UPDATE 2: How low can you go?  Check out the following image, courtesy of a reader of ours named Adam.  He spotted the Charm at his store with a $75 sticker.  Yeah, we’re as confused as you guys are at this point.