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Re: Google Can Makes Linux Tablets Itself

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____/ Homer on Saturday 03 Sep 2011 15:34 : \____

> Verily I say unto thee that 7 spake thusly:
>>> ____/ 7 on Friday 02 Sep 2011 23:09 : \____
>>>> Roy Schestowitz wrote:
>>>>> ,----[ Quote ]
>>>>> | iSuppli estimates the 16GB TouchPad's bill of materials at $296.
>>>> I'd like to know who owns iSuppli. Their BOM estimates are fake
>>>> based on retail prices of components.
> [...]
>> Samsung kick started the whole tablet revolution by introducing to the
>> market cheap 7" LCD displays which were initially used as digital
>> photoframes. The 7" photoframes were being sold for USD25 at a
>> profit!!!
> If a digital photoframe can be sold for profit at $25, and a screen-less
> but otherwise complete device like the Raspberry Pi can be sold for $15,
> then surely one could combine the two into a tablet at $40.
> I think iSuppli is being a little disingenuous, and gadget suppliers are
> trying to obfuscate their obscene profit margins.

Add a keyboard for another few bucks and you have a miniature sub-$50

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