Stage of GTA03 development?
justynbutler+openmoko at googlemail.com
Mon Dec 22 12:50:33 CET 2008
This is all very interesting (and sad, of course).
2008/12/22 The Rasterman Carsten Haitzler <raster at rasterman.com>:
> less than 1/3 the cost. as best i know anyone selling pre-made "3g modules" so
> you dont have to set up your own production is charging in the range of
> $100-$300 per module (depending who you go to and the volume you buy). this is
> where someone developed the module (did what nokia/apple etc. do) and now
> re-sell their work. 1-offs i have seen for sale for $250 or so for a 3g module.
> buy in bulk and you get a discount of course (thus the $100-$300 range). and the
> fewer suppliers in between the better.
The Telit UC864-G mentioned on the MokoForesight page is a global 3.5G
module with built-in GPS. I don't know of it's actual suitability for
This company, Round Solutions, sells it:
And they have a price list:
Which lists it at €145 for 100-500 quantity. That is around US $200.
Clearly very expensive. But the quantity we are talking about Openmoko
buying is at least an order of magnitude larger, so I wonder how much
below $200 the module could be bought. And it does integrate the GPS
chip (a small saving there though).
Anyway, I thought some people might be interested in a solid example
with pricing. It is costly, that is for sure.
I'd still be interested to see how much the UC864-G costs when buying
in bulk of 10K. Can anyone else find figures for this?
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