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Old May 18th, 2013, 06:47 PM   #53 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by jhawkkw View Post
Carrier subsidies have blinded people to the true value and cost of these smartphones. That's another reason for the outrage.
I agree and respectfully disagree.

A 16 GB iPod Touch retails for US$200.

Now, add a phone radio transceiver, extra antennas, NFC, an sd card slot, upgrade the screen, and then explain how those few changes total an additional 250% price jump. Even with the processor and other esoterica.

I think that the subsidized retail price has been used to jack up the retail price, for all phones.

The market will bear a $200 media player and it's profitable.

The market will bear a $650 phone and it's very profitable.

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