1. LeiChat's Avatar
    Are tablets like the Surface and Lumia 2520 sold at a loss?
    I appreciate a lot of small tech goes into the 1520 but why is the SIM free price likely to be higher than most tablets?
    10-25-2013 05:53 AM
  2. alllies's Avatar
    because you can't call 911 using your tablet without a data or internet connection? phones/smartphones are subsidized/discounted when sold on a plan.
    10-25-2013 06:09 AM
  3. WanderingTraveler's Avatar

    There's the price of the cellular radio, the camera, the f*cking 1080p screen, the miniaturization, and the fact that you normally make higher margins from flagship phones.
    10-25-2013 07:10 AM
  4. KnightOfAnfala's Avatar
    ^^ This. Plus I think it's probably much more difficult to engineer all those components into the small form factor of a smartphone, leading to overall higher costs from design to manufacturing,
    10-25-2013 07:40 AM
  5. makarand14's Avatar
    Yep, mostly the pocket friendly design and 24hour battery management. A tablet doesn't run 24hours like a phone on a single charge.
    Portability wins
    10-25-2013 07:48 AM
  6. Mio_WP's Avatar
    Also the cameras are usually more advanced on the high end cell phones

    Sent from my Lumia 920 using Tapatalk
    10-25-2013 08:17 AM

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