T-Mobile cuts price of Garminfone – already

While it’s not the sexiest device around, nor is it something you’ve been pining over like … any other smartphone,¬†some may be happy to hear that T-Mobile has already cut the price of the Garminfone to $129.99.

While Garmin said that the Garminfone is selling as they expected it to, there has been some who say that the device has not been selling all that well.

Who can blame them for thinking that one? It’s certainly not the most compelling device, and while their built-in navigation service may have a couple advantages to Google’s Navigation beta, there’s likely not too many people who are looking for the device solely by it’s turn-by-turn navigation powers. And if it is selling so well, why the price cut so soon?

The Garminfone isn’t really trying to compete with higher-end devices like the iPhone 4 or Droid X, but it’s hard to see the benefit in having this phone when almost every Android device comes with it’s own turn-by-turn navigation software and the iPhone has plenty of alternatives.

Cutting the price for the lackluster device doesn’t look like it’s getting the attention Garmin expected, no matter what the company says. This may indeed just be T-Mobile cutting prices to appeal to people, since they need as many customers as they can get but the Garminfone isn’t the phone anyone is going to switch carriers for.

If you’ve had your eye on the Garminfone, now may be the time to get one. Not only has T-Mobile cut the price for the thing, it’s offering a buy one get one offer, along side it’s myTouch 3G Slide, and HD2 if you’re wanting a family plan.

Does the recent price drop of the Garminfone make you want one anymore than you didn’t before? Hit us up in the comments!

[Via: MobileCrunch]

  • sargentt

    I just took this phone on a 6 day vacation to San Fran CA. I have to say, I never had to touch a map or even ask a question to find out where to go, what to do, or how to get there. All the time, I was getting my email, chatting and making calls. I just used a few handy apps, and it checked my flight times, got me to and from the rental garage and airport, as well as all over Napa Valley and the redwood forest. I even located, bought tickets to a BBall game, and picked them up at the gate, w/o messing online, and all done from the car. I could make a few suggestions for this device, like going back to the old release button on the Garmin G60, or providing mount with an additional hinge like the G60, but the unit overall does 97% of what I wanted. If this marriage of Garmin Asus sticks, I will Absolutely get the next version when it comes out.

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