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Google reportedly working on a mid-range Nexus phone that'd sell for under $100

By Shawn Knight
Apr 18, 2014
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  1. Google's Nexus 5 already offers arguably the best bang for your buck but even still, $350 for a new smartphone is a lot of money for some. To that end, the search giant is reportedly preparing a mid-range device that...

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  2. Rippleman

    Rippleman TS Guru Posts: 563   +178

    An unlocked nexus for less then $100? Talk about something being an instant home run hitter.
     
  3. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar TS Evangelist Posts: 6,477   +965

    A stock Android phone for <$100, heck yeah!

    That is probably the cost on contract. Off-contract pricing will probably be similar to that of the Moto G.
     
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  4. ikesmasher

    ikesmasher TS Evangelist Posts: 2,560   +862

    but it references the off contract price of the current nexus O.o
     
  5. You can get the Moto G for $99 (no contract/prepaid) although it's a locked Verizon version of it with 8GB I believe.
     
  6. Rippleman

    Rippleman TS Guru Posts: 563   +178

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    That is probably the cost on contract. Off-contract pricing will probably be similar to that of the Moto G.[/quote]

    I don't know about that.. The moto G up here in Canada is $0 and NO contract. Starting device balance is only $150... So if you leave the plan, you simply pay whats left owing.. Example: sign-up on a $29/month plan, get the Moto G for $0, cancel after a month, payout on the MOTO G will be $147 plus tax.

    So maybe with nexus, it actually does mean less then $100 actual real cost.
     
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  7. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 6,509   +2,056

    I certainly hope not, I hope that's the cash price, if it is I'll make a point of looking deeper into it. It will make a nice backup/gift.
     
  8. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 6,509   +2,056

    That is probably the cost on contract. Off-contract pricing will probably be similar to that of the Moto G.[/quote]

    I don't know about that.. The moto G up here in Canada is $0 and NO contract. Starting device balance is only $150... So if you leave the plan, you simply pay whats left owing.. Example: sign-up on a $29/month plan, get the Moto G for $0, cancel after a month, payout on the MOTO G will be $147 plus tax.

    So maybe with nexus, it actually does mean less then $100 actual real cost.[/quote]
    Yeah. This has got me excited but I'll have to play the wait & see game.
     
  9. Nobina

    Nobina TS Evangelist Posts: 858   +339

    This would be very good. We need more phones like this and Moto G.
     
  10. So why did they sell of Motorola then?
     
  11. Timonius

    Timonius TS Evangelist Posts: 640   +56

    I think the lower costs of these phones is probably due to big companies like Google wanting to get you on board with them in a more complete way. They'll be able to gather more accurate data about you and make more money through advertisements, etc.
     

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