[maemo-users] N900 $510

From: Mark wolfmane at gmail.com
Date: Thu Dec 10 00:24:54 EET 2009
On Wed, Dec 9, 2009 at 3:17 PM, David Greaves <david at dgreaves.com> wrote:
> Mark 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.
> Hey, Mark, you mistyped https://ssl.buy.com/ac/contact/contactlogin.aspx
> as maemo-users at maemo.org
> Easy mistake.

Simply supplying the only info I've yet seen on the availability of
the N900 in the USA. Do you know of a better/cheaper source? If so,
let's have it!

>> Even at this very discounted price, it's
>> still way too expensive for most people.
> Would you please give me your opinion on the price of Ferrari's too. They're
> expensive and they break down a lot. I guess they've got no chance of commercial
> success.

That's called a straw man fallacy. I'm not going to bother to respond.

>> 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.
> Amazing insight into economic theory there. But don't you think they'd sell even
> more at $50 each unlocked?
> David

Sarcasm noted, but I'm simply quoting iPhone territory.

There are only two possibilities: either the N900 is intended to
compete with the iPhone, which means it must come in at an equivalent
price point; or it isn't intended to compete with the iPhone, in which
case it must be cheaper than the iPhone. More expensive is simply not
an option if they want it to be a success.

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