Free Runner price vs iphone 3G price

Federico Lorenzi florenzi at
Tue Jun 10 20:02:51 CEST 2008

On Tue, Jun 10, 2008 at 7:00 PM, Jorge . <sphairos at> wrote:
> Hello everyone,
> I dont pretend to start a flamewar of "FreeRunner vs iPhone". Everyone knows their advantages and disadvantages and at least for me the main reason to buy an openmoko is the freedom.
> But the new iPhone 3G price was announced, and the 8 Gigas version will cost only $199 USD and it automatically makes the OpenMoko phone expensive, because they have similar characteristics... this could discourage many possible buyers, for purely economical reasons.

The 3G iPhone does not cost $199. It costs $199 when subsidized
through a 2 year AT&T contract. Thats like saying my Nokia E51 costs
nothing, because I got it free with a 2 year contract.


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