October 28 2008 / by John Heylin
Category: Gadgets Year: 2008 Rating: 2
You’ve heard it time and again, “good things come to those who wait.” But you’ve also heard “the early bird gets the worm.” Who are you supposed to listen to? If it involves the Google Android smartphone, you probably should have waited.
“T-Mobile currently sells the G1 for $179.99 with a two-year contract, but Wal-Mart will offer the device for $148.88 to new customers or current subscribers who are eligible for an upgrade.” -Bonnie Cha, CNET
That’s right, Google’s Android which came out about a week ago, can already be found for about $30 cheaper. Jump the gun? Everyone did. But don’t let this get you down, if Android behaves a lot like the iPhone, a newer and better generation of Android will be out by next summer (and you’ll have a whole new reason to kick yourself).
It really just comes down to the battle between patience and the desire to be cutting-edge. Grab it early and you’ll be sorry, grab it too late and you’ll be a dinosaur.