[maemo-users] N900 $510

From: John B. Holmblad jholmblad at hotmail.com
Date: Thu Dec 10 06:49:52 EET 2009

re your point concerning the "locked" price point of $200 for a high end 
smartphone,  I should point out that that price point has now been 
breached by Verizon Wireless in the U.S. with their current offer of the 
Motorola Droid (a quite worthy competitor to the iphone)  for $199.00 
with a 2 year contract.

Here, fyi is the url to the www page for the offer:


I am confident that the Verizon Wireless+Motorola Droid offer  will put 
a much bigger hurt on Iphone profit margins (on the iphone product, not 
the app store service) than the N900 ever will if (or should I say 
when?) the N900  makes it into the U.S. mobile smartphone market. It 
does not help Apple Iphone sales and future market share that ATT seems 
to be considering ways of extracting more revenue from high-bandwidth 
users of Iphones. That, by itself, could swing users toward Verizon 
Wireless+Droid and away from ATT+Iphone.

I do believe that Nokia, with its current N900 pricing, is attempting to 
keep too much money in its own corporate pockets under current market 
conditions including competitive pressures from products like the IPhone 
and more recently, the Droid, combined with weakened worldwide demand 
due to the prolonged and very nasty recession.

Best Regards,


John Holmblad


Acadia Secure Networks, LLC

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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. 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.
> Mark
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