Americans don't understand unsubsidized phone prices It's amazing how many people are shocked by the price of the phone here especially the unsubsidized version. The status quo is exactly what they priced it at, anybody who has traveled the world understands the full pricing aspect of phones and how it works so I don't understand why Google wouldn't price it on the same level and why people think Google would just sell this loaded phone for dirt cheap.
I don't think Google ever positioned themselves in saying that this device would change handset pricing models or even effect them. I think they are jumping into their own version of the phone to have a space to create and not be having to run through hoops that cell phone providers make them in order to push out releases of Android.
For me i think this is a good entry for google and the relevantly young Android. The phone has a lot of good solid features and shouldn't be forgotten when looking back at this release.
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Really? So you are more than happy paying an artificial price for a non subsidized phone?
How can a cell phone cost so much when laptops cost so little in comparison? You can't argue scaled since millions of phones are sold.
A smartphone should not cost more than a high-end netbook.