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On 2017-12-03 at 07:57, Richard Owlett wrote:

> On 12/02/2017 01:52 PM, John Hasler wrote:
> 
>> David Wright writes:

>>> what would be the principal use of this device, who would it be
>>> aimed at, and what would be the size of its market?
>> 
>> I'd buy one were it cheap enough (it wouldn't be).
> 
> I don't see why its price structure be more than a laptop or 
> "smartphone". It should be less than a "smartphone" offering similar
>  compute capability.

Supply and demand.

Not enough people care about "a device with the physical form factor of
a smartphone, which is not a smartphone" for it to be economical to sell
such at a price which will not seem exorbitant by comparison with the
price of a smartphone.

-- 
   The Wanderer

The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one
persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all
progress depends on the unreasonable man.         -- George Bernard Shaw

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