Only quoted mind, not paid for it:
But some tech insiders say that the huge markdown could be a sign of its potential success. According to Tim Worstall atForbes \’phone handset pricing can be pretty odd at times. To the airtime provider there are two revenue streams not one. And it\’s the cumulative value of those revenue streams that they\’re interested in, not just the sales value of the phone.
\’So, we could posit, construct an example, where the users of this new Facebook Phone are spending so much time on Facebook on their new phones that their data charges are enormous. So much so that it makes sense for AT&T to give them away so as to be able to charge all of that lovely extra money in the future.\’
The Mail being the Mail of course they fail to go on and mention that I mention this possibility only to dismiss it.
But fame and fortune cannot be far behind, can they? Immigrants wielding mobile phones cause cancer and damage house prices as the basis for my first column for them?