Free Runner price vs iphone 3G price

Ortwin Regel ortwin at
Tue Jun 10 20:24:21 CEST 2008

What the hell?! Seems like a lot of people STILL don't get it:
The iPhone does NOT cost 199$.
It's a marketing lie. The actual price is 199$ + a two year contract.
That makes it probably closer to 1000$. The Neo is still very very
cheap compared to that, especially considering how few Neo phones are
being made at the moment.


On 6/10/08, 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.
> I dont know if the FreeRunner price can be changed at this moment, but now
> the FreeRunner is less competitive than the iPhone in terms of price.
> Best wishes
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