I had been hunting for this phone from October 2011; had the opportunity of getting it at 16500/- somehere in nov ending-dec starting, but then came the news of ICS update and older devices may be incompatible so had to wait for some official announcement. but that waiting made the prices for this shoot up :(.
Frankly this is the first phone for which i noticed the prices going upward rather going downward.
Now came the waiting for prices to go down a bit (as latest devices were costing 18500, i was like
for not taking it in October itself).
This whole week I almost daily went to all Mobile markets in Chandigarh and found "Croma" to be a genuine dealer (being a TATA enterprise). Negotiated there a bit (its almost impossible to negotiate at such stores, but i managed 1k discount
So finally agreed to pay 17500/- for this with official ICS update planned next month (embossed on box as well
So in all waiting raised the price but some satisfaction is there now. I know "wifey" will kill me when she hears the price!!