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Tuesday, March 10, 2009

HTC Mobile Phones in the Philippines waaayyy over priced

So I can understand that HTC phones sold in retail stores in the malls are sold through legitimate channels, meaning they pass through custom and pay the proper taxes but it seems that the local distributor is pricing it waaay too high.

Before the iPhone revolution, I was already an avid HTC fan and I had my 3rd straight PDA made by HTC. The problem was that two of them, I got from retail stores and I paid around 38-42k for both HTC phones. When I bought the Samsung Omnia, I got it for only 31,000. The HTC Diamond on the other hand, was selling for 39-40k. WTF?! In Singapore and Hong Kong, there's a 5-8k difference in the price.

Anyways, I'm waiting for the HTC Touch Diamond2 and the HTC Touch Pro2 but if the Samsung Omnia HD turns out to be cheaper, then there's no contest that I'll be buying the Omnia HD. It's the better phone and a cheaper price just seals the deal.