June 9, 2010 3:27pm
This is actually very interesting. For the second device in a row Virgin is releasing a device before parent company Bell. The first device was the BlackBerry Pearl 9100 that came out a couple days before Bell and now it looks like Virgin HTC Legend is going to be available on June 11th… while Bell has this hitting stores on June 16th.
Our tipsters started sending us e-mails late last night and several followed throughout today. We first let you know about this a couple weeks ago but can now confirm that Virgin will offer their first Android-powered device for $79.99 on a 3-year contract and $349.99 no-contract (Bell has this for the same pricing). This is decent pricing as it comes with a 3.2-inch touchscreen with Android OS 2.1.
Update: You’ll see from this retail inventory price list that it shows the confirmed pricing to be $79.99 on a 3-year contract and $349.99 no-contract. In addition, looks like we’ll also be seeing a price drop for the BlackBerry Bold 9700 to $99.99 on a 3-year too.