We knew when the HTC Advantage X7510 was announced last month that those in Europe and other "select countries" would be able to get their hands on the 16GB Windows Mobile device in March, so seeing the X7501 successor available for preorder on several UK-based sites today isn’t much of a shocker.
Then there’s the matter of preorder pricing in the US, which wasn’t even included in the initial roll-out plans.
I suppose it was always understood that it would get here eventually, but no one knew when.
Well, now it seems the question in the US is not so much "when?" as it is "how much?"
Mobile Planet (now eXpansys-USA) hasn’t revealed its price yet, but GearTrade is going with $800 and Smart Mobile Gadgets wants $1300. On The Go Solutions, the same shop that’s got the HTC Shift in stock, wants $1300 too. Then there are those places that come up in a Google Product Search but aren’t linked to active pages: $550 through PrestoMart and $699 at somewhere called couchtatergames.
Which price do you think is the most accurate? My Advantage X7501 was $850 when I bought it last year, so I’m guessing GearTrade is the closest. Too bad their "Brand New Sealed HTC Advantage X7510 For Sale" description says "Quantity: 0" and "MSRP: $0.00"!