flibblesan, on 22 July 2011 - 11:29 AM, said:
You have to remember that Orange are going to be selling the Skate for less than £150. For that price it'll do well. It's aimed at the lower end of the market just like the Blade was. If you are wanting ARM7 or a faster CPU then you certainly aren't the target market for the Skate.
Its a bump on the Blade. Nothing wrong with that, but given where we are the price has to be within spitting distance of its price to be a worthwhile bet (otherwise why not just get the Blade?) You want to move up a class in price, then you need to move up a class in performance. 4.3" screen is as much a negative as a positive for many in its target audience, particularly at the same resolution.
So its needs to be topping out at ~£130, otherwise its expensive compared to its predecessor.