Neither iPhone or OpenMoko are revolutionary

Sameer Verma sverma at
Thu Jan 18 19:32:08 CET 2007

Sean Moss-Pultz wrote:
> On 1/18/07 3:37 AM, "David Schlesinger" <david.schlesinger at>
> wrote:
>> The NEO's not _cheap_, exactly: there was a recent survey of 1,800 recent
>> purchasers of cell phones, and 21--not 21 _percent_, mind you, 21,
>> period--paid over $400. Not many more paid as much as $350.
> In our defense, those phones are carrier subsidized. This makes a huge
> difference. Try to walk into a store in the States and buy a device without
> a contract. You'll know what I mean.
> -Sean 
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Interestingly, AppleInsider has a post on the breakdown of the iPhone in 
terms of cost. I'm not sure about the accuracy of the numbers, but it is 
interesting to see a breakdown of items.


Dr. Sameer Verma, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Information Systems
San Francisco State University
San Francisco CA 94132 USA

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