Microsoft's sub-$100 Windows Mobile smartphones

cingular-3125-l So far, one of the things that most smartphones have had in common has been that they’re relatively expensive when they first launch. Microsoft’s trying to buck that trend by releasing some new Windows Mobile-powered smartphones at under $100.

Currently, AT&T is selling the 3125 for $49 after $50 rebate and Microsoft has announced that "another phone will go on sale for less than $100 next month" according to MobileWhack.

Smart move, in my opinion, because it’s a good way to introduce people to your platform. Whether or not you can get them hooked is another story. If it works for the Zune, it might just work for Windows Mobile as well.

Microsoft Takes IPhone Challenge – Plans Under $100 Phones [MobileWhack]