[Geowanking] iPhone Geolocating technology?
geowanking at andrewlarcombe.co.uk
Wed Jan 10 09:41:27 PST 2007
Bill Kearney wrote:
>> and that screen will look great covered in greasy fingerprints.
> Fingerprints? Try face smudges. Ewwwww.
>> Not sure how they'll sell it over here in the UK. A £25/month contract
>> will usually score you a free handset of the order of a SE W950 or Nokia
>> N73. Not entirely convinced that there is a market (over here at least)
>> the will pay an extra ~£400 for what is for most people a commodity item
>> - ie a camera phone that plays music.
> Never underestimate Apple's abilty to appeal to the unwashed masses even in
> the face of more cost effective alternatives. PT Barnum was right.
I don't doubt for a minute that you're right. However, pound-for-pound
the iPod range is fairly competitive with offerings from Samsung,
Philips etc. Likewise their PC hardware. This is something else though -
they're actually asking for people to buy a phone. Phones are free. OK,
you might pay a nominal £50 for a bleeding edge model, but £400? Maybe
they'll have a different pricing structure over here, but the concept of
buying a phone and the size of the price seems like a huge barrier to
the mass market.
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