Apple is going to beat all competitors

polz polz at
Sat Sep 8 01:35:41 CEST 2007

On Friday 07 September 2007 19:25:17 Shawn Rutledge wrote:
> On 9/7/07, Nkoli <coomac at> wrote:
> > The mass produced version will be $450. There will also be the issue of
> > nokia's upcoming touchscreen device to contend with.
> I think it will need to be $300 or less to sell large quantities.
... And have a screen that's easily readable. even in the sun
and working power management
and an easily accessible SD slot
and stable software.

The Neo 1973 at the moment has none of these things.
IMHO a much better target market would be vertical applications. With the base 
libraries under LGPL, various software vendors are likely to prefer OpenMoko 
to old, unsupported WindowsCE crap some of them have to put up with now. In 
this respect, the GTA02 might yet become a great success - not as huge as the 
iPhone, but good enough for GTA03 or even 04 to be able to take on the mighty 

Oh, and the community needs to remain as enthusiastic and helpful as it is 
now. Which I beleive is likely.

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