History has taught us that iPhone’s starting price US$499 “isn’t too high for a cellphone,” Brian Lam writes for Gizmodo. “Get in your mental Delorean and remember that little handset called the Motorola RAZR.”
Lam writes, “It was 2004 when the RAZR launched in the US as a high-end design clamshell. It was $600, with a $100 dollar rebate from Cingular. Reviewers complained about the price, but back then the phone was revolutionary enough that no one could pan it. It dialed, like any other phone, and did basic text messaging, and more. But it was just a thin, beautiful design ahead of it’s time. And it sold… Within 2 years, it shipped its 50 millionth phone worldwide.”
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[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “DMRDave” for the heads up.]