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  1. TenTwelve's Avatar
    It's not a point of what these parts cost a manufacturer. It's matter of what they'll charge the consumer for it and if the absence of $5 worth of parts equates to a savings of $100 I'm ok with that.
    11-03-2013 08:39 AM
  2. CSJr1's Avatar
    If you think the carrier is wants to keep the cost down for the consumer, then I have a bridge in Alaska that I want to sell you. Removing Qi is not meant to save for the consumer. It was done to promote PMA which actually cost the consumer more because we would have to eat the price of the Qi charger we cant use any more and buy a PMA charger. Going from 32gb to 16"GB is 50$ to 20$. It saves AT&T 30$. But yet if the do offer a 32GB model, they will charge at least 50$ more for the phone and I would jump on it.

    So your conjecture that the consumer saves is incorrect. AT&T is not likely to drop contract price $100 for a 30$ saving.
    Last edited by CSJr1; 11-03-2013 at 10:34 AM.
    11-03-2013 09:48 AM
  3. ArthJar's Avatar
    An extra 16GB flash costs about $4 for a large OEM. The Qi charging circuit is likely around $0.50. The Nokia 1520 is a flagship phone and delivering anything less to the market is a failure. Especially when the cost differential is less than 5 bucks.

    The money Elop wasted on doing the vapor launch in Abu Dhabi could have been spent subsidizing AT&T to offer 32GB/Qi on the Lumia 1520.
    I agree with your first point, however, why would you pay another company more money than what you just paid it to accept your product just for it to fully accept the product you just launched and not cut it in half?
    I reckon the 1520 will come with 32GB/Qi to the rest of the world and other carriers are not being paid anymore just to carry it.
    IT IS AT&T's FAULT that you will have to deal with a 16GB/noQi device, not Nokia's; It's AT&T that wants you to spend the same price of the fully featured 1520 for a device that has been slashed in half. It's AT&T that wants you to spend more money so that you could get a wireless charging cover.
    This is called greed.
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