[maemo-users] N900 $510

From: Mark wolfmane at gmail.com
Date: Thu Dec 10 00:19:25 EET 2009
On Wed, Dec 9, 2009 at 3:09 PM, Andrew Flegg <andrew at bleb.org> wrote:
> On Wed, Dec 9, 2009 at 21:38, Mark <wolfmane at gmail.com> wrote:
>> N900 $510
>> http://www.buy.com/prod/nokia-n900-unlocked-maemo-internet-tablet-3g-phone-panoramic-desktop/q/loc/12435/212003401.html?adid=17582
>> Note that there is no mention of the fact that 3.5G is network
>> dependent and NOT quadband. Even at this very discounted price, it's
>> still way too expensive for most people. If they get it below $200
>> locked and $300 unlocked it might have a chance, but at these prices
>> it's going to sell very poorly.
> The price of an unlocked iPhone 3GS is $900:
>   http://www.buy.com/prod/apple-iphone-3g-16gb-never-locked-w-full-apple-warranty/q/loc/12435/210461450.html
> How can nearly half that price for similar hardware be "way too
> expensive"?! What magic wand can you wave to reduce the price of
> materials and R&D costs to make these devices palatably priced in the
> marketplace? (Obviously high price is the barrier which makes Apple so
> successful and Nokia less so, in the US at least. Oh, no - hang on...)
> Cheers,
> Andrew

You can complain about reality all you want, but that's not going to
change it. The reality is that NO ONE is paying $900 for an unlocked
iPhone, and the unlocked price for an iPhone is far, far below what it
will be for an N900 if & when they make a deal with a carrier.

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