Rogers HTC Dream to be $599.99 outright?

android-rogerscomI did some snooping around this morning and went and “Joined the Revolution” for the upcoming Rogers Android devices (HTC Magic and Dream). Put down my name and contact info to possibly win 1 of 5 Revolutionary phones.

Then I read the rules & regulations associated with this contest. The contest dates go from “May 7, 2009 and continues until 11h59 p.m. on May 21, 2009”, plus up for grabs is the Magic with a retail value of $599.99. According to the fine print “Participants are eligible to win one (1) of five (5) HTC® Dream™ handsets, each having an approximate retail value of $599.99“.

So let’s do some speculation of possible price plans. When a device has launched in the past with a $599.99 price point, the 3-year price comes in around $199.99 (with a minimum $45 voice and data plan). This is almost in line when T-Mobile launched this back in September with their price point of $179.99.

Time will tell…