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Did The T-Mobile myTouch 3G Fender Edition Really Sell Out ?

Did the recently released limited edition T-Mobile myTouch 3G Fender really just sell out? Tmonews just received the slide above which specifically states that the myTouch 3G Fender Edition is no longer available to existing customers that want to upgrade to the device (it also states the the black myTouch 3G will also be unavailable for upgrade). The rumored reason floating around is that that the myTouch 3G Fender is out of stock at the warehouse. Meaning, yes, it is selling out.

It's a little hard to believe because as much as we liked the phone when we did our hands-on, it's still a generation behind the likes of the Nexus One. Did that many people actually pass on the Nexus One and went for the myTouch 3G Fender Edition instead? Was demand that high? Is this real? Did T-Mobile only make 1,000 units? We feel like there has to be more explanation to this story.

What do you guys think? Could the T-Mobile myTouch 3G Fender Edition really have sold out that fast?

  • The text in the captioned photo specifically refers to the upgrade program. I take this to mean that these models are still available to new customers, or existing customers willing to pay full retail. It sounds like T-Mobile doesn't want to subsidize these models unless doing so expands their customer base. Alienate your existing customers. Way to go, T-Mo!
  • That's what you get when you have a device that's lined-up on a limited-edition fad. The fender, features a new sunburst finish inspired by Fender guitars as well as a number of enhancements centered around, not surprisingly, music. More details:
  • no way they made 1000 of these. They have been advertising like mad on cable TV. 1000 of these would sell themselves, there would be little to no reason to advertise.
  • They probably stopped making it available for upgrades because it's not really an upgrade. This phone might have been good 1 year ago. In fact, why anyone would buy this phone is beyond me, it's far behind today's standards and for new customers the price of the fender and the nexus one is the SAME.
  • If it is truly sold out, then maybe they should stop advertising it on TV. I saw an ad for it this morning, Why make potential customers angry by displaying a phone that isn't even available?
  • I wouldn't be surprised if the MyTouch 3G Fender Edition is selling better than the N1. Here are a couple of reasons why:
    1) People generally like to see and touch things before they buy, hence why there are demo models. Since there are no Demo N1 in stores, the majority of people probably don't even know it exists.
    2) The MyTouch 3G Fender Edition is advertised like crazy! I see advertisements on every channel I watch at all times of the day. The N1, obviously has no tv ads, but does litter the internet with ads.
    I'm not going to get an N1 ever because:
    1) I can't touch one before I buy it, so thats a no go
    2) As of right now, no plans for Sprint to carry the device, and I like Sprint prices.
  • I'm betting they only made a few hundred....
  • ...thousand. Why else would they advertise it? I have seen a lot of them on ebay too.
  • I think this is all B.S. As far as I know they are still selling it to anyone who wants one. I also think that they made way more than they said they made. We sold out of the very few we were sent in the first two days and were told that was it...then more came. And as far as the Nexus One goes. People are buying the Mytouch because it is in the store and not buying the Nexus One because it isn't.
  • I just bought the My Tough 3G Fender over the N1 basically because of cost. I have a family plan and in order to get the N1 at the discounted rate of $179.99 I would have had to set up my own individual plan just for the N1 which would have cost me an additional $45 bucks per month. So choice was get the Fender Edition My Touch for $179.99, buy the N1 for $529 or buy the N1 for $179.99 and pay an extra $45 per month on my bill. Sorry, but the N1 just is not worth the $529 right now. I can live with the My Touch. So... Using that thought process, yes the Fender could very well be selling out...
  • Personally, I think TMobile's stunt backfired. I think they were trying to drive UP demand for it. Make it be this big news sensation.Etc. The phone that everyone wants, sort of thing. I think they are shooting themselves in the foot. The whole appeal of the Fender was the Guitar design. Most if not all those apps are available on other androids , but that design was UNIQUE. All the others are the same old, slate gray, silver, black, or white that every other phone company has offered for years. In their GREED they lost what would have been millions on a very creative idea they just let blow away. ** applause for corporate heads of TMobile , for executing a dumb choice **