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Old 09-11-2012, 05:56 AM   #91
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*is ready to pay for an overpriced device like the Note 2* just waiting for it to get here
Now that's the spirit! Go girl! Don't let the frugal monkey talk you out of it. The economy needs you.
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Old 09-11-2012, 06:00 AM   #92
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Now that's the spirit! Go girl! Don't let the frugal monkey talk you out of it. The economy needs you.
...but i'm still hoping to win it at a contest once it gets here, local carriers as well as samsung philippines will surely hold contests, as they did for the s3. they gave out around 5 phones per contest. of course, i didn't win in any second option is to get it at an IT show in singapore this november where i can get freebies, hopefully.
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Old 09-11-2012, 03:30 PM   #93
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How much does the Galaxy S3 cost? (not subsidized)

$600 vs. $149 is a world of difference.

And i'm talking about a niche here. You're not its targeted audience.
However very very few people buy their phones unsubsidized. Hell, most carriers in North America, will charge you the same price regardless of if you bought a subsidized phone or not.

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Let's say Amazon create this device (Kindle Blaze) and sell it for $149.
Google follow suit with Nexus 5.5" (Nexus Mini), also sell for $149.

These devices don't sell as well as the 7" counterpart at $199. Say 1/10 as much.

For every 10 million Kindle Fire or Nexus 7 sold, these 5.5" tablet will sell 1 million.

Is this "worth it"? Think of these little devices as "gateway" tablets for the tweens and younger teens.

If Amazon and Google can successful sell a 7" tablet for $199, I don't see why they can't be successful selling a 5.5" tablet for $149. Even 1/10 as much as its 7" counterpart is a success in my opinion.
That is one reason why the "Phablets" have been selling so well. People always have their phones with them anymore, and if they have a larger screened phone, then they will be more likely to use that than a separate device. For instance, Apple in total has sold 48 million iPod touches since launch, compared to 86 million iPhones and 34 million iPads (which has only been available for 2 years, compared to the Touch's 5 years). People tend to want a bigger more powerful device, or a decent multipurpose device with an always available 'net connection. Once you factor in that most people don't care about subsidization, they'll spend about the same price and get one that will work as their phone as well.
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However very very few people buy their phones unsubsidized. Hell, most carriers in North America, will charge you the same price regardless of if you bought a subsidized phone or not.



That is one reason why the "Phablets" have been selling so well. People always have their phones with them anymore, and if they have a larger screened phone, then they will be more likely to use that than a separate device. For instance, Apple in total has sold 48 million iPod touches since launch, compared to 86 million iPhones and 34 million iPads (which has only been available for 2 years, compared to the Touch's 5 years). People tend to want a bigger more powerful device, or a decent multipurpose device with an always available 'net connection. Once you factor in that most people don't care about subsidization, they'll spend about the same price and get one that will work as their phone as well.
Note true. The Note has sold a lot more in Asia than in the US, and a lot of the sales have been unsubsidized. That is quite common here, there are many levels of contracts with differing rates available, and you get little or nothing off the price for the lower tiers.
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