Sometimes smartphone manufacturers , like for the most other products, revise the recommended prices of their devices and drop them down. Typically, this occurs before the manufacturer releases new, more competitive generation of devices. This usually helps grow sales of both old and new devices, making the older ones somehow looking as budget smartphones, and the newer ones getting advantage as improved hardware and software attract users.
HTC has recently announced price reductions on some of their smartphones to the upcoming New Year season in China. Below are the new prices, while in brackets you can also see the original retail price at the time of release of a model (prices are converted from Singapore dollars to U.S. dollars): The same price drops happened in Europe and US as well, and we’ll update you with prices from major retail stores and carriers.
HTC Magic – $454 ($734)
HTC Hero – $489 ($629)
HTC Tattoo – $328 ($419)
HTC Touch2 – $328 ($433)
HTC Touch Diamond2 – $477 ($762)
HTC Touch Pro2 – $552 ($930)
HTC Touch HD2 – $643 ($826)
HTC Snap – $349 ($482)
HTC Snap (without camera) – $293 ($419)
Note that the prices listed are for the Singapore market and may differ elsewhere in the world.