Surely the best way to fix this is to mandate that reselling tickets above face value is illegal? Many bands are partnering with the excellent Twickets as the only authorised reseller to fix this.
8 posts • joined 26 Feb 2015
It's all about the bill of materials I'm afraid. Prices are lower for 5" plus screen than for lower volume smaller screens, so counter intuitively small screen phones (if they still existed) would be more expensive than larger ones due to economies of scale. The Chinese domestic market has driven this to a large extent. Look at the price of the recently launched Palm as an example.
People complaining about the price of this thing need to think a little bit about economies of scale. This is the reason that even the cheapest smartphones are now 5" plus and use many common components. Making something this far outside of "normal" costs more. It's simple economics - smaller does not mean cheaper.
BTW - I used one of these briefly a few weeks ago and it's cute but a bit of a gimmick in my view.
I am becoming increasingly reluctant to click through to the Comments section on any story related to mobile technology as it is invariably cluttered with moaning about individual local coverage problems that add nothing to the technology discussion.
Can I suggest that people afflicted with local connectivity issues take it up with their telco/MP/local newspaper/therapist as appropriate rather than whining in public?
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