Posted Oct 14, 2009 20:14 UTC (Wed) by man_ls
In reply to: WikiReader: OpenMoko's "Project B"
Parent article: WikiReader: OpenMoko's "Project B"
You are completely right, the price point may determine whether it is successful in the market or not, provided that every other condition is met. Many interesting gadgets had everything to make them useful, entertaining and engaging; but at a high price point they failed to reach mass volume and therefore were sold only to a rich minority. For instance: the Apple Lisa or the Psion 7. I am sure you have other favorite examples.
There are certainly aberrations, but that's the general idea and it seems reasonable. I know I wouldn't pay 60 for a wikipedia reader, but I might pay 25.
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