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    Here is the article:

    AT&T unleashes a trio of Androids: The Motorola Bravo, Flipside and Flipout

    We knew AT&T had some more Android up its sleeve -- we just didn't think it'd be dropping three new phones on us at once...

    These are all aimed at the low-end market with $129, $99, and $79 prices. Obviously the user will in fact pay closer to $2,000 over the life of these 24-month contracts. So the real savings is about 4-6% off of the price of the highest priced AT&T Android.

    All three were listed in the article last month: Here are the next 40 phones that will be released.

    - Craig
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    The Motorola Bravo is eerily similar in shape to the Palm Pre don't you think?

    Why is Motorola putting out such low muscled devices? 800MHz and 720MHz.

    The EVO which has been out for almost 4 months now has a 1GHz processor. So does the iPhone 4. Seems to be the industry standard these days.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zulfaqar621 View Post
    The Motorola Bravo is eerily similar in shape to the Palm Pre don't you think?

    Why is Motorola putting out such low muscled devices? 800MHz and 720MHz.

    The EVO which has been out for almost 4 months now has a 1GHz processor. So does the iPhone 4. Seems to be the industry standard these days.
    I feel like i'm in the Pentium vs. AMD race from back in the day.


    Ghz simply don't mean much across different models of CPU. The new Snapdragon's running at 800Mhz outperform the current snapdragon's at 1Ghz. Also the iPhone 4 is not confirmed at running 1Ghz (but its rumoerd to be under clocked for battery purposes).


    Now these phones, i didnt' read the link to see exactly what CPU is powering them so all this explanation could be for naught.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zulfaqar621 View Post
    ...Why is Motorola putting out such low muscled devices?...
    In the past phone marketing went like this...
    • Put out your new device for $249 dollars.
    • When it is getting stale in a couple months drop it to $199.
    • In 6 months drop to $149.
    • In 12 months drop to $49.
    • In 18 months give them away on contract.

    Android has re-written this. Instead of slowly moving phones from the window display to the bargain basement, phones are being designed for High, Mid, and Low-End Markets. The Droid X released in August as the latest and greatest will be gone by March 2011. See:

    Slew of Verizon phones may see end of life in March 2011

    For instance, down in pre-paid land, the Cricket Zio Android at 3.5", 480 x 800, is $229 initial + $55 a month. For 24 months, that's $1,540. The Hero is only $300 more over 24 months. Here are others to consider.

    Much of the growth in the smartphone market is in the Low-End and Middle Markets.

    That's how come there are 22 different Android phones coming out in the next 6 months. This is just 3 of them.

    The shelf life for phones is now 9 months. The Pre is on it's third life.

    - Craig
    Last edited by milominderbinder; 10/05/2010 at 04:14 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zulfaqar621 View Post
    Why is Motorola putting out such low muscled devices? 800MHz and 720MHz.
    These aren't supposed to replace any devices in the smartphone lineup. They're probably intended to attract the feature-phone crowd to move up to the more expensive devices and much more expensive calling/data plans.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kupe View Post
    These aren't supposed to replace any devices in the smartphone lineup. They're probably intended to attract the feature-phone crowd to move up to the more expensive devices and much more expensive calling/data plans.
    Exactly. Get them to move up so that they will need data plans.
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    Quote Originally Posted by milominderbinder View Post
    Exactly. Get them to move up so that they will need data plans.
    We're both probably describing that "fat middle" that Palm quested after but never seemed to find. It will be interesting to see if Moto finds it with any of those phones.

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