Number of GTA02s ordered as of 10 Jul 2008
nullpuppy at gmail.com
Thu Jul 10 20:21:00 CEST 2008
Absolutely. I'm hoping they post some sort of stats for the first few days
after shipping catches up. And based on the order numbers, i'm leaning
toward probably an intial run around 1500-2k.
On Thu, Jul 10, 2008 at 11:12 AM, Francesco Cat <heartcollector87 at gmail.com>
> I must admit I am really courious about how many FRs will be sold
> within the end of 2008. I really hope someone will tell us this
> number, don't matter when :P
> 2008/7/10 Kevin Dean <kevin at foreverdean.info>:
> > On Thu, Jul 10, 2008 at 12:36 PM, Ron K. Jeffries <rjeffries at gmail.com>
> >> My gut says OpenMoko first mass production run was approx
> >> 1,000 to 1,500.
> > I think you're dramatically low-balling it. You're basing that on the
> > number of phones ordered, but aren't factoring in the number shipped
> > to resellers who have the item in stock but haven't sold it to a
> > customer yet, the number in transit to those retailers and the
> > distribution centers (one can assume that they're producing are a rate
> > faster than they're shipping to customers), the number put into
> > people's hands as "test equipment" for major media outlets,
> > universities and the like. I'm willing to bet that, like Koolu, there
> > are people or organizations with devices that aren't in end-user hands
> > yet - an Android based Freerunner like the W.E. Phone (for instance)
> > doesn't exist yet, but it's safe to say they're developing it on some
> > form of hardware.
> > Realistically speaking, the number of people with Freerunner's in
> > their hands don't matter too much. The only reason I care at all about
> > how many devices Openmoko fabricated is to know if they're generating
> > revenue to be secure in a future product line. The number of devices
> > produced doesn't correlate the the number of community members (one
> > can assume there are device owners who will never join the OM
> > community and that there are members without devices) and the number
> > of users with devices doesn't correlate to Openmoko's profitability.
> > Openmoko earns profit on devices that end up in closets and warehouses
> > just the same.
> > And... A bit more bluntly... I think there's a reason that the sales
> > figures haven't been released. :)
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