Rumors are starting to fly surrounding the price of the upcoming myTouch 3G Slide Phone from T-Mobile. Recent speculation has this new device hitting retail stores with a price of $399.99 on an Even More Plus plan and $149.99 with an Even More plan after a $50 mail in rebate. This is also an option to pay $23 per month over 20 months. While this is the same price T-Mobile is asking for the original and slide-less myTouch 3G I am not so sure that these rumors are accurate. Also, this new T-Mobile handset was originally set to be released on June 2nd but it is sounding more and more like it will be released on June 16th.
While it would be great if the new myTouch 3G Slide was released as the same price as the original myTouch 3G it is unlikely that a newer and better device will be released for the same price. I would expected the myTouch 3G Slide to be slight more expensive than the original but not too much more where it would scare off consumers.
It is nice to finally get a gauge of what the new myTouch 3G Slide will be priced when it is finally released by T-Mobile. From these initial rumors it looks like this new handset is going to be one of the more affordable Unlocked Samsung Galaxy S Android 2.1 devices to be released this summer. Hopefully T-Mobile is able to release this product on June 2nd as some people are speculating so consumers will not have to wait much longer to get their hands on this fantastic smartphone. If the release date does end up being June 16th I guess that won’t be too big of a deal. We have waited this long so another 2 weeks shouldn’t be too hard to get through, right?