FreeRunner Pricing and PVT update
debortoland at gmail.com
Fri Apr 11 19:32:21 CEST 2008
what about EUROS prices??
I hope that no 1:1 change will be applied...
thanks a lot for the news!!
2008/4/11, steve <steve at openmoko.com>:
> I thought I would combine a couple posts today. First an update on PVT,
> production verification test. Phones are being sent to me from the first
> run. Michael Shiloh will be back in Silicon valley next Tuesday, so he and
> will test the samples and get them out to key partners. I want to check a
> couple things like using the Nokia batteries as spares and generic USB
> chargers before I send these samples out.
> Now, for the update on Products, and Pricing,
> 1. Products.
> Orginally the FreeRunner ( GTA02) was planned to come out in two
> Basic and advanced, just like the Neo 1973. We killed that idea. It was a
> quick humane death. The problem was the GTA02 advanced unit would have
> $650 USD. After seeing the response to Neo 1973, a huge response, we
> the best path was to lower the price, reward our early developers, and
> attract more developers.
> 2. Pricing
> We scrubbed the BOM ( bill of materials). We eliminated the Luxurious
> Optimized the box like it was code. The first thing we got rid of
> was the lunchbox. It was cool, but it was expensive and heavy. Eliminating
> that was a sizeable cost savings. ( think shipping weight).
> Next we pulled out the debug board and made it a separate product. We
> priced it at $99 US. about 1 tenth what people would pay for similar
> My goal was to get to a place where we could sell the FreeRunner at $399.
> We did that.
> The FreeRunner will ship from Openmoko.com at $399. For early customers
> I'm looking at throwing in a few free things. More details later.
> The debug board will be available as a separate product for $99 USD.
> Many people wrote me mails asking if they could get a discount by buying
> more than one phone. Sometimes they were universities, sometimes a small
> business, sometimes a small group or club.
> For these people we created a 10Pack. instead of 399 per phone, we will
> charge 369 per phone.
> Over the next few days I will explain the next steps we go through and how
> the product will get distributed
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