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Just Shoot Me

Bala, 28, Gordon Gekko in the making, pseudo-intellectual, cynic, bibliophile, obsessive compulsive ranter...

Aspirational phone.. my ass..

September 09, 2008

...The product has so far received a lukewarm response from Indian consumers. According to industry estimates, both Bharti Airtel and Vodafone Essar have not been able to sell more than 1,500 phones during the first week of launching the product....

thats the state of iPhone three weeks into its launch in India. So they price the iPhone 3.5x it's dollar price and expect it to become a Veblen Good. Apparently there aren't that many suckers in India. At this rate Apple won't be able to recover the money it spent on the launch parties.

It is sweet revenge for someone like me who has been doing a unofficial ko pa se act for iPhone for the past year and has been pissed at the price.

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