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Rs. 10,000 android phone here at last ?

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red_devil

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^ it retails @ that price in Australia (290odd AUD, acc to the site) but the problem is you cant directly convert that USD figure into INR!!

if i remember correctly, iPhone's prices are also not a direct conversion from USD to INR.
 

Vishal Patil

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ya thats not the actual price in India. There will be addition of taxes, etc.

By the way iphone was cheap in US coz it was subsidized by AT&T with two year contract.
 

red_devil

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@MetalheadGautham,

you are not getting the point... you cant simply convert the cost from USD to INR (even if 1 USD == Rs 100.)

there is a whole lot of other issues (read TAXES) and so i cant see that phone selling at <10 k
 
I am just comparing it by referencing with another popular product in the same price range. Didn't the AMD Radeon HD4850 come with a launch price of 200$ and came to India for 10K and is now stable at the same price ? Surely 190$ launch price may translate to around 10K in India too ?
 

Pat

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Well, I am sure the chinese people will win this race too. There is already one model demo'ed called "Qibi" or something like that in China which runs on android. I am sure it will be cheaper than kogan's android phone.
 
Chinese phone running android ? I suppose that may soon become the most popular way to run Android. Chinese phones already never have licenced software, but since android does not need a licence, and they are known to produce damn cheap hardware, it wouldn't be a miracle if they produce a 100$ device which can run android.
 

Pat

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Yes, I am expecting a 6-7k Chinese phone running android soon. Although that would be cool, I guess it would suck in terms of touch-screen quality and a poor-performing processor.
 
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