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A. P. Richelieu
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A. P. Richelieu   2/16/2013 4:56:25 PM
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0,5 GB/month dataplan is $80/year in Sweden, but can be had on eBay for $20...

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joyhaa   2/14/2013 5:41:36 PM
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aren't the sub-$100 tablets flooding the market already?

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jackOfManyTrades   2/14/2013 8:26:24 AM
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It's not just developing countries that are cheaper than the US, it seems. In the UK my 100 minutes, 100 text, unlimited data contract costs me Ł15 a month (~$22) and came with a free smartphone (a Samsung Galaxy Apollo - a mid end Android job).

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vandamme0   2/13/2013 9:07:37 PM
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It's just a question of when, not if. People are buying $200 Chromebooks.

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alzie   2/13/2013 7:42:15 PM
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Its not the cost of the HW. Heck, i still dont have a cell phone, dumb or smart. 600+$ / yr is ridiculous! I refuse to have two phones, plus when I m visiting people, its rude to be interrupted any way. Yes, I m a luddite. I dont do cable TV either. Broadcast is where its at.

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y_sasaki   2/13/2013 6:23:54 PM
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3-4 years ago, one of my colleague actually bought $100 PC for interest. We were surprised how useless it was! Some people make things cheap will open up a huge market opportunity, but the product must have practical usefulness. Q-core cortexA7 + 1080p video support sounds reasonable, but if it comes with cheap low-resolution LCD plus terrible precision touch screen, the product will be much more useless than purpose-built feature phone.

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Ed.Sutter   2/13/2013 12:48:24 PM
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Wow! Didn't realize it was that inexpensive outside the US. Thanks.

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omnix   2/13/2013 12:22:16 PM
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I've been listening for years about laptops for $100 (for Africa, Asia... etc...), then for similarly cheap net-books, then phones, and now for some time the same fairy-tales for tablets. During last 15 years I've probably heard minimum 100 times someone announced that cheap ___put_here_whatever_popular_computing_device__ is knocking at the door. And it never happened. It won't happen this time either.

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eewiz   2/13/2013 5:16:26 AM
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Always wondered why US phone contracts are so expensive. I mean I can get a 24 month contract with monthly 4GB LTE data + 300 min voice calls +~1000SMS for 45US$ in singapore along with a subsidized(around 300-400$ less) phone. IIRC similar contracts are 70-80$ in the US

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cnxsoft   2/13/2013 3:46:58 AM
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Yes you're right. I pay about $7 a year in mobile phone bills in Thailand. For this price I obviously don't use data plan, and connect via Wi-Fi instead. I'm always surprised to read $100 tablets and smartphones are the future, since in 2012 you could get a $60 7" android tablet with Cortex A8 or Cortex A9 processor, and for $75 you could get Android smartphones based on some of the Mediatek processors.

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