openmoko at underhand.org
Mon Apr 13 11:17:12 CEST 2009
Steve Mosher wrote:
> Dave Ball wrote:
>> But whether a 02.5 is sane would depend when it might enter MP.
> Yup. Now you get why we had such a hard time pulling the trigger on it.
> you have GTA02 shipping an GTA02 -G that perform better and costs
> less, which kills the 02 and an gta03 in flight which kills them both.
My thinking was a gta02.5 would effectively be a gta02/A8 or A9 -
polishing the existing device for more users, but it probably not enough
to persuade all existing gta02 owners to upgrade. You'd have to clear
any existing gta02 stock before introducing a gta02.5, so yes - the
market for that device wouldn't be huge, but the investment and risk
would also be relatively small (compared to the more sophisticated gta03
I don't know which of those (if any) make a 2.5 impractical - is it OM's
plan to continue selling gta02 throughout the life of your next phone?
Or is the larger concern about cannibalising sales of existing stock
over the next few months?
> and then you had conflicts over engineering resource.
It sounds like a gta03 is going to require major investment, and
currently doesn't have a clear vision / target market. I'd say that
needs to be fixed, before committing more engineering resources to a
gta03 project - which is what I'd understood OM's approach would be
while working on the mysterious "project B".
What kind of sales / project life do you need to achieve for a sane ROI
for these potential devices?
More information about the Gta03