HTC Tattoo Outed at $469 Unlocked

tattoo_06The price for an unlocked HTC Tattoo has surfaced over at Expansys. Selling for $469.99 unlocked,  it might seem a bit high at first glance.  However, as HTC Source points out, this is $100 less than what they’re selling the HTC Hero at.  Doing a little fraction work, they estimate that the Tattoo would bow at about $149 here in the US.

At this price point, it’s  $50 lower than T-Mobile‘s myTouch 3G and right where the G1 is currently.   Going with a slightly smaller, resistive touch screen for more memory sounds like a equitable trade off for the casual users.

What really irks us is knowing that the Tattoo will be free with European carriers.  It will be interesting to see if and when this hits a US carrier.  We already know the new Motorola Cliq is rumored to be free on contract for T-Mobile.

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