[maemo-users] N900 $510

From: Mark wolfmane at gmail.com
Date: Thu Dec 10 00:48:36 EET 2009
On Wed, Dec 9, 2009 at 3:09 PM, Andrew Flegg <andrew at bleb.org> wrote:
> The price of an unlocked iPhone 3GS is $900:
> 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

Apple's hardware is no less expensive to produce, and probably more so
because of the compactness (specifically referring to the iPhone).

And Apple is NOT all that successful with anything besides the iPhone.
If they hadn't come out with the iPod when they did, and subsequently
the iPhone, they wouldn't still be with us.

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