A United Kingdom Retailer “Play” has priced the upcoming Smartphone - Sony Ericsson Xperia Play in unlocked version for a surprising price of £519.99 with Free Delivery (Around $840 converted to US dollars).
It will probably be less in the US. I find that when converting $ to £, you'll find see that the actual UK retail price is more than what the conversion rate states. By that logic, I would expect it to be a lesser amount in $, but by what degree, I do not know.
the pound is stronger than the dollar, by your logic it should cost more in the states since you get more dollar for every one pound
Actually, prices of goods are usually dependent on local taxes and what the average salary is so in the US it should be less. I find that a good conversion is 1 pound to every 1 dollar. I expect it to cost $500 in the US without, which is competitive.
That's assuming they actually use the conversion rates for their pricing which they hardly ever do. If it's £520 here then it's likely going to be around $520 in the US. I'm guessing no more than $600.
Your correct about the pound being strongest then the dollar, however Sony products are often more expensive in the UK. Hence why the Xbox 360 was so popular here for a while. A 360 with 20GB HD used to cost £130 why a Playstation 3 with 40GB HD was £250.
Let me take an example. The RRP for a game in dollars without taking into consideration the deductions from the shops is approximately $60 depending on the type of game, but I am assuming a brand new Xbox 360 or PS3 game. Converting that into £ gives approximately £37. However, our RRP for games is £50. Can you see what I mean now? I concur with gamingdroid.
The 3DS is priced at $250 in the US and £229 in the UK. So the conversion is not done the same. So if its £229 in the UK that converts to around $371. So if the phone is £500 in the uk it will most likely be $600 in the US.
Another good example!
Unlocked smartphones are expensive, this is not an unusual price for a high end smartphone. It's actually lower than the unlocked price for iphones.
At Amazon.de cost that 599€
at least it comes with free delivery.
OFFS, this is the price WITHOUT contract. For reference the iPhone 4 is £510 direct from Apple. It's £689 from play. http://www.play.com/Mobiles...
He forgot abouth the 20% added VAT the retard
This thing will flop hard.
Dont think so if this 840$,NGP well be 1000$
The xperia is a smartphone so it's priced like a smartphone, this and the NGP are completely different and they forgot to factor in the 20% vat in the uk so its probably gonna cost about $600 to $700
Cellphones cost about as much as refurbished apple laptops now.... WHAT THE F**K?!?!!
I can't believe how thick some people are.
i know what you mean, its quite sad
So let me ask the people who think this price is absurd this question... What do you think it will cost when you sign a contract to buy it. Still think it will cost $600? Try $200 at most!
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