Originally Posted by Raptor464
RIM can make more money...Its simple economics
FOSHO!! I agree 110%! As a third party rep and random experience over the years with ANY sort of technology, it's absolutely true! Companies aren't in it for us...well they kinda are but to a glass ceiling.
I've wanted to upgrade to and Android phone (because of this) for a very long time but the "REQUIRED" service of adding minimum $30 a month for data/3G services is a huge deterrence. Obviously most people just say get it non-contract...but then, what's the point? I pay the same $$ regardless (30x22 = $660 ~= Retail [$399.99]) Ultimately, if you upgrade the phone and you're definitely gonna buy the data plan, you may as well lock in the price. But if you're only gonna use txt/calls (like I do) the 8100 is MORE than enough!
Sorry for the rant. Have a good Night/Day.