[maemo-users] [maemo-users] 770 on the way

From: Kevin Neely ktneely at astroturfgarden.com
Date: Mon Dec 4 15:48:39 EET 2006
If the 870 had a pull-out keyboard, that would be compelling enough for me.  Otherwise, I'd probably skip a generation or two.


Sent from my Nokia 770

----- Original message -----
From: Jonathan Matthews-Levine  <matthewslevine at gmail.com>
To: maemo-users at maemo.org
Sent: Mon Dec  4 2006 04:29:32 AM EST
Subject: Re: [maemo-users] 770 on the way
On 11/30/06, Gary <gary at eyetraxx.net> wrote:
> Jonathan Matthews-Levine wrote:
> > Remembering, of course, that 99%+ of the 770s sold have been,
> > IMHO, *not* on contract, but with the end user paying the full retail
> > price.
> Why would the 770 be sold by mobile phone companies in the first place?
> And if so, why would there be a service agreement tied to it?

That was sort of my *point* :-)

I was attempting (badly!) to make the point that the usual product
pattern for Nokia/SE/whoever - where they release some new,
interesting device and then release incremental/facelift upgrades
that'll support themselves through the artificially buoyed up market
of telco contracts - may not be very well suited to the full-price,
no-contract-available 770 upgrade.

Following from this *and* the 770's fairly (let's be nice :-)) /niche/
market, the 870/780/880/whatever needs to be both a compelling device
for new buyers AND a compelling upgrade for existing 770 owners!

All IMHO, of course :-)
matthewslevine at gmail.com
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