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How much would you be willing to pay for a Neo900 (complete device) with TI DM3730 1GHz/512M-RAM/1GB

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#31
Whats Nikoulaus? And, how much will the boards cost? A peice, I am sure they will be a fair bit cheaper in bulk. And, where are you getting N900 cases?
 
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Originally Posted by byteninja2 View Post
Whats Nikoulaus? And, how much will the boards cost? A peice, I am sure they will be a fair bit cheaper in bulk. And, where are you getting N900 cases?
Dr H. Nikolaus Schaller, chief of Golden Delicious Co.
We don't know yet exact prices, see post#5 of Dos1
Cases are available on ebay for example.
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I was extremely excited when I read the title.

I was really hoping for a larger screen though, as my aging eyes can barely focus on the itsy-bitsy N900 screen (I always thought and still think my 770 & N800 pixel-density is perfect).

If the Neo900 has at least 1GB of RAM and at least 2x the CPU, I'd probably still jump on it for ~$300.

If instead it took a different route and had a larger screen (not necessarily higher resolution), I'd probably pay a fair amount more.

Has anyone considered doing this with an N810 body?
After all, if you're swapping out the electronics, you can add in N900 features into its predecessor's case.
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Originally Posted by glabifrons View Post
Has anyone considered doing this with an N810 body?
After all, if you're swapping out the electronics, you can add in N900 features into its predecessor's case.

Yes, but it is really hard to find N810, and almost impossible to find cases. And the N810 case has way more metal than N900 and thus it becomes really difficult to implement a decent RF/antennae-design.
You might find an option to order a custom Neo900 though, eventually. With your own custom made case and a larger screen.
See https://shop.goldelico.com/wiki.php?page=GTA04%20Custom for an example with GTA04.
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Hm, if this can be done for a reasonable price, I'd be interested... in a replacement board. I've already got two 'broken' devices, so all I'd want is a board.

Heck, I'd be happy with a N900 board re-soldered with a better eMMC and more ram - CPU can be overvolted and OC'd up to 1GHZ well enough for me(It's been two years or so; I'm happy).

That being said, if you're going to the trouble of re-designing the board and doing a lot of work that way, I'd much prefer a /much/ faster CPU (OMAP 4?), and would pay more for it.
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it's hard to source OMAP4 afaik. also the design of GTA04 has a DM3730 SoC and we don't plan to do a complete new development, we just reshape the PCB and maybe do minor changes to some periperal chips to better meet the N900 specs for fremantle's sake.
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Wow, I checked out the site, surly a GTA0s board won't cost 500 pounds?! And, I was looking at ebay, N900 cases can be bought for less then $20 from China. I think software will be the part that requires the most time. Maybe you should raise enough money to buy 100 boards and cases and to hire a couple devs. I think $300 is the most most people will spend, so try to keep it around there.
 
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http://talk.maemo.org/showpost.php?p...2&postcount=30
300EUR is hardly reachable. We'll most likely end with a price between 600EUR and 800EUR. For 300 we need to build and sell 100k devices. Please keep in mind that iirc the N900 initially also was 599EUR and Nokia for sure built more than 200 devices and has better stand to negotiate prices with chip manufs anyway. Actually I'm afraid that Nikolaus calculates too low and in the end will have a loss on the whole enterprise and thus discontinue the whole thing.
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Yes, I forgot about that. I think 650 dollars is good, but I sure hope they don't ask to little then kill it.
 
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added poll for upper limit every interested community member was able to pay, Keep in mind that we need to reach a certain number of preorders to even start production. My absolute ballpark guess not backed up by any in-detail evaluation is that we will reach 700EUR with a number of 200 preorders. Please vote honest! In the unlikely case that one vote doesn't suffice for you since you'd need a dozen devices, please state in thread post
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