T-Mobile G2X: Price increase due to high demand, carrier gone crazy?

By Alan Ng - May 30, 2011

We have some slightly strange news to bring you now, as it has been confirmed that USA carrier T-Mobile are increasing the price of their flagship G2X smartphone as a result of high consumer demand – yes you did read that right before you choke on your cornflakes.

Originally available for $199, leaked inventory screenshots suggested that T-Mobile were planning to bump up the price by an extra $50 to $249, as reported from Engadget. This move has now been confirmed on the official product page for the dual-core equipped smartphone, so how do you feel?

Perhaps what will be the most annoying aspect of this for consumers, is that T-Mobile states ‘inventory constraints’ as the primary reason for their actions. Obviously this move isn’t going to go down too well with everyone.

Luckily for you, it’s not the end of the world. You can still pick up the popular handset from places like Amazon for a measly $99. We definitely recommend doing that, since T-Mobile are sold out anyway online as seen on their product page.

If you were planning to pick up a G2X from T-Mobile, let us know your thoughts on the price increase? Is this not acceptable for you, or are you not too bothered about paying $50 extra for one?

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