OK, the forum is coming..
dgrobinson at dgrobinson.com
Sun Jul 22 02:44:40 CEST 2007
The COGS on this phone should be around $100-110. FIC will make money, but
won't make a lot of money unless they sell a lot of them. They are
leveraging their expertise, manufacturing, and if they manufacture something
that doesn't sell, that is wasted manufacturing resources.
I think the business plan for them is to enable developers who want to make
a better phone/PDA than the pieces of crap on the market. I had a Sony
Ericcsson phone on Cingular and I could create my own ring tones and down
load them. I have a RAZR on T-Mobile and they will only let me buy
ringtones. This is a brain dead phone/company combo. If dev heads make a
better product (a product being a solution to a customer's problem) they
will sell phones.
On 7/21/07, Giles Jones <giles.jones at zen.co.uk> wrote:
> On 22 Jul 2007, at 01:13, Mickael Faivre-Macon wrote:
> > By the way, does FIC plan to make money out of the neo ?
> > Like selling manuals ? Or whatever ?
> They'll make money on the hardware. Developing a good smartphone OS
> costs quite a bit of money.
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