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http://www.expansys....asp?code=131162

244.95 plus postage or collect from Manchester Science Park in Hulme. 900 or so in stock last I saw. Still no pink ones though :)

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Edited by fluffcat1, 26 July 2006 - 06:18 PM.

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http://www.expansys....asp?code=131162

244.95 plus postage or collect from Manchester Science Park in Hulme. 900 or so in stock last I saw. Still no pink ones though :)

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thats the quickest I've seen a smartphone fall in price.

At least if I break mine getting a new one won't be as expensive ... every cloud and all that ;)

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still hunting for that pink one then richard :) it will come

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still hunting for that pink one then richard ;) it will come


It's,er, not for me, honest.... :)

I've already dissassembled my manly black one.... :D

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Pretty tempting that! :|

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The pink one appears to be 40 more expensive - http://www.expansys....asp?code=136129

But I agree the black one is a tempting buy ;) Now, how to earn 200 :) ?

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The pink one appears to be 40 more expensive - http://www.expansys....asp?code=136129


Nah it's the price the black one was before it came into stock in large numbers - it'll fall as well once they get some methinks.

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No sign of a silver version to hit the market yet? wonder if we'll ever see it........

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No sign of a silver version to hit the market yet? wonder if we'll ever see it........


I don't think 'all silver' would work well with the different materials in the casing. The colouring would be off between the rubber, metal and plastic
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I think we'll see silver metal plates on a black chassis similar to the pink version. In whch case I may well just make my own by spraying the parts of a black one when I'm bored of it.

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HOLY CRAP :) 209 on expansys now http://www.expansys....asp?code=131162

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HOLY CRAP :) 209 on expansys now http://www.expansys....asp?code=131162


WOW ;)

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That's an incredible reduction for such a brand spanking new device, especially given the good reviews it's been getting. Could it have something to do with the apparent missed calls problem where in standby it diverts all calls to voicemail and fails to alert that a message was left? Given there's no such reports on other versions of the device I wouldn't have said that warranted such a drastic price reduction!

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That's insane! :)

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That's an incredible reduction for such a brand spanking new device, especially given the good reviews it's been getting. Could it have something to do with the apparent missed calls problem where in standby it diverts all calls to voicemail and fails to alert that a message was left? Given there's no such reports on other versions of the device I wouldn't have said that warranted such a drastic price reduction!


I doubt it. I haven't checked expansys' forum but I haven't had the missed call problem and my rom will be the same ( although german sourced) as they'll all have come from brightpoint / dangaard - it may be the US rom that's iffy?

I think they've either got a very good deal or have milked the pre-orders and this is the more relasitic pricepoint for a wm5 smartphone without wifi. It'll kick the f600's ass in terms of sales - I can't see that being justifiable as anything other than free at launch now as the 8500 is 'free' plus a 4gb ipod nano on 18 month contracts from expansys!

edit - from when I first noticed the drop until the latest drop stock level has only gone down 15 units according to my web cache... maybe it's selling too slowly?


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Edited by fluffcat1, 26 July 2006 - 08:27 PM.

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I'd love to see the figures behind this chart. The 8500 has 34% of sales yet would appear a slow seller and hasn't been out a full month...!

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Where's that chart from?

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Where's that chart from?

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Sorry,

http://www.expansys....sp?cat=WINPHONE

expansys's sales figures - I guess sales of windows phones are slow if approx. 100 X 8500's in a 20 day period is 35% of monthly sales :-(

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Who says they haven't had another (or several) other shipments!

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Who says they haven't had another (or several) other shipments!

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An 'unamed source' when I queried the original 50 price fall a few days ago at a bar on the Stretford Road 500 yds from Manchester Science Park on 'jam night' :)

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Seeing as Mobileplanet (Expansys USA) has withdrawn the 8500 from sale (understandably), they could well be trying to dump stock before HTC brings out a "fixed" version. A ROM boost to 128MB would be nice too. Even with all 3rd party apps installed to the SD card, mine still only has ~3MB free.

Edit: I notice this is actually the "Deal of the Day" for the 26th only, so best act quick if you want one! They had the Mio A701 down from 404 to 329 inc on Monday, so one to keep an eye on..

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