Let's break this phone down here..

Discussion in 'Android General Discussions' started by Diordna, Jan 15, 2010.

  1. Magdroid

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    Don't forget that it also doesn't add the software, software labor (research and upgrades / updates to the software), troubleshooting, etc..etc..etc.
     
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    As said, labor, insurance, and needing to make a profit. Its economics. When You release a new item you want to make as much profit as you can why the demand is high. Once the demand drops its a matter of getting rid of inventory before you take a loss on widgets (phones). Its all good, its not like we PAID 500 we paid 300 up front, we make up for the extra 200 in our first 2 months of service.
     
  3. Diordna

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    Agreed. This list is only telling you how much specific major parts of the Droid costs for curious interesting reasons, not including the research, software, time ect and most importantly.... they're a rich business!
     
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    buuuuuuuuuump
     
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    It is really necessary to bump this?
     
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    Yeah the labor is expensive, but Motorola is in it to make money.
     
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    I can understand the price for the phone completely... BUT $40 retail for a battery that cost $4!!! Not much labor, marketing, customer support etc. involved with those!
     
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    Nope.... but I did ;p