comparing Apples and Oranges $199 iPhone Freerunner GTA02

Kalle Happonen kalle.happonen at
Tue Jun 10 09:47:13 CEST 2008

I won't coment on the techical specs, but the pricing is in no way 
comparable. The iPhone v2 might be 199$, but that's with a 2 year AT&T 
subscription. If you want a real comparison of the real device price, at 
least double the iPhone price. There was some country where Apple had to 
sell the original iPhone separately too because of the law (france? 
gremany?), and then it was priced 799€ or thereabouts iirc. So to 
compare the actual phone price, I think iPhone is even more expensive.


Ron K. Jeffries wrote:
> [I trust this will not initiate a flame war.] Please?
> iPhone v2 announced today. I'd like to understand
> on a hardware basis ONLY (I grok the value of
> free and open source) how does
> the entry level $199 iPhone with 4GB
> compare with Freerunner GTA02.
> where I get lost is how much RAM iPhone
> has vs Freerunner. I realize I can buy
> high capacity microSD flash card to match
> iPhone flash capacity
> are these assertions correct?
> Apple has:
> -- 3G data [much faster than Freeruner's GPRS]
> -- faster processor
> -- larger physical screen size (but about the same dpi?)
> -- 2 megapixel camera
> -- proximity sensor (knows when held to face, can dim screen)
> the two smart phones are aprox equal on
> -- wi-fi
> -- accelerometer
> -- bluetooth
> Ron K. Jeffries
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