Design Con 2015
Breaking News
Comments
Newest First | Oldest First | Threaded View
Page 1 / 3   >   >>
elctrnx_lyf
User Rank
Manager
Re: Teardown on Xiaomi's Mi3
elctrnx_lyf   8/6/2014 10:25:32 AM
NO RATINGS
Defnitely Qualcomm seems to be the most benefited from the Amazon product.

Kinnar
User Rank
CEO
Re: Teardown on Xiaomi's Mi3
Kinnar   8/6/2014 6:46:24 AM
NO RATINGS
Oh may be you are right, but this will not be the strategy of a multinational company to earn profits, all the other giants are also having the same pricing strategies. This is because we are comparing it with Xiaomi it look too much price difference. But if you compare it with any other product from the electronic giants then the price difference is not that huge as such.

goafrit
User Rank
Manager
Re: Teardown on Xiaomi's Mi3
goafrit   8/6/2014 5:22:05 AM
NO RATINGS
>> Need to check that, that may be the only reason of high cost. Besides the better software facilities.

No. The cost is high because there is need for Amazon to start making profits. Wall Street is losing patience with this firm with its heavy spending and constant quarterly loses.

goafrit
User Rank
Manager
Re: Others agree
goafrit   8/6/2014 5:12:37 AM
NO RATINGS
>> They do need some profit for the bottom line.

It is a new change in strategy for a company that focuses more on ecosystem monetization over hardware costs. It is possible they are getting the message from Wall Street on their stock price.

Kinnar
User Rank
CEO
Re: Teardown on Xiaomi's Mi3
Kinnar   8/4/2014 3:15:55 AM
NO RATINGS
I think that Amazon may be providing the library of Kindle supported books free along with this tablet. Need to check that, that may be the only reason of high cost. Besides the better software facilities.

daleste
User Rank
CEO
Re: Others agree
daleste   8/3/2014 4:39:56 PM
NO RATINGS
Also, don't forget the additional costs in manufacturing.  Yield and startup costs can be high at the beginning.  It is good to see that Amazon will have a profit from selling this hardware, unlike the tablets.  They do need some profit for the bottom line.

goafrit
User Rank
Manager
Re: Others agree
goafrit   8/3/2014 12:10:30 PM
NO RATINGS
>> However, what i do not understand in most of the teardowns is the hidden cost estimates that are not considered so that the owner know the true value of the device. 

This is a guidance, I will say. If Amazon places an order for 10 million chips, the price will be different when it is buying say only 1 million units. The expert is providing a guidance and we thank them for that. It cannot be hard science until you know the quantity and discount from the firm.

goafrit
User Rank
Manager
Re: Revenue Stream and Innovation
goafrit   8/3/2014 12:07:38 PM
NO RATINGS
>> I am sure Amazon is going after the recurring revenue coming from video and product selling from Fire instead of from selling the phone.

That is the business model. The question is why they have to make the hardware expensive to execute that. In the past, they subsidize the hardware to enable the evolution of the monetization of the contents.

goafrit
User Rank
Manager
Re: MS collaboration?
goafrit   8/3/2014 12:06:04 PM
NO RATINGS
>> This would have been a good target for MS collaboration.

What do you mean by "MS collaboration", please?

goafrit
User Rank
Manager
Re: Teardown on Xiaomi's Mi3
goafrit   8/3/2014 12:05:10 PM
NO RATINGS
>> This Amazon Fire will lose its pants facing OnePlus One.

What a name for a phone. I think Amazon will not just win because of its hardware. The ecosystem of all things Amazon is very important here.

Page 1 / 3   >   >>


Flash Poll
Top Comments of the Week
Like Us on Facebook
EE Times on Twitter
EE Times Twitter Feed

Datasheets.com Parts Search

185 million searchable parts
(please enter a part number or hit search to begin)
EE Life
Frankenstein's Fix, Teardowns, Sideshows, Design Contests, Reader Content & More
Max Maxfield

Are Today's Designs Bound by the Constraints of Yesteryear?
Max Maxfield
25 comments
As part of my ongoing Pedagogical and Phantasmagorical Inamorata Prognostication Engine project (try saying that 10 times quickly), I'm working with Jason Dueck from Instrument Meter ...

Jolt Judges and Andrew Binstock

Jolt Awards: The Best Books
Jolt Judges and Andrew Binstock
1 Comment
As we do every year, Dr. Dobb's recognizes the best books of the last 12 months via the Jolt Awards -- our cycle of product awards given out every two months in each of six categories. No ...

Engineering Investigations

Air Conditioner Falls From Window, Still Works
Engineering Investigations
2 comments
It's autumn in New England. The leaves are turning to red, orange, and gold, my roses are in their second bloom, and it's time to remove the air conditioner from the window. On September ...

David Blaza

The Other Tesla
David Blaza
5 comments
I find myself going to Kickstarter and Indiegogo on a regular basis these days because they have become real innovation marketplaces. As far as I'm concerned, this is where a lot of cool ...