For Some, A Cheap Smartphone Misses the Mark

I was just responding on Twitter to Vision Mobile (@visionmobile) about an article that they tweeted. In this TechCrunch piece, it was alluded to by Eric Schmit that a $70 smartphone is going to be some sort of holy grail for the adoption of smartphones. And at that pomint, its not inconceivable that there could be an Android mobile in every pocket. I get the entheusiam, but I don’t think a $70 smartphone will make that happen – the device costs totally misses the pain point that most people have with mobiles – the cost of service.

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