The COGS on this phone should be around $100-110. FIC will make money, but won't make a lot of money unless they sell a lot of them. They are leveraging their expertise, manufacturing, and if they manufacture something that doesn't sell, that is wasted manufacturing resources.
<br><br>I think the business plan for them is to enable developers who want to make a better phone/PDA than the pieces of crap on the market. I had a Sony Ericcsson phone on Cingular and I could create my own ring tones and down load them. I have a RAZR on T-Mobile and they will only let me buy ringtones. This is a brain dead phone/company combo. If dev heads make a better product (a product being a solution to a customer's problem) they will sell phones.
<br><br>--Dan<br><br><div><span class="gmail_quote">On 7/21/07, <b class="gmail_sendername">Giles Jones</b> <<a href="mailto:email@example.com">firstname.lastname@example.org</a>> wrote:</span><blockquote class="gmail_quote" style="border-left: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204); margin: 0pt 0pt 0pt 0.8ex; padding-left: 1ex;">
<br>On 22 Jul 2007, at 01:13, Mickael Faivre-Macon wrote:<br><br>><br>> By the way, does FIC plan to make money out of the neo ?<br>> Like selling manuals ? Or whatever ?<br><br>They'll make money on the hardware. Developing a good smartphone OS
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