Google Nexus One
As I read this article about Nexus one, I could not help but thinking about the myopic nature of the author's observations.
He concentrates only on United States and its carriers, and in doing so, he falters miserably. He has obviously forgotten about two, or rather three bellwethers, India, China and Brazil.
All that Google needs to do is to source out the phone from Taiwan, make it available online in India and China for a reasonable 200-300 USD. The volumes that this phone will sell will definitely make up for the price point reduction that Google needs to do.
A half decent Android device, if obtained through legal means, would cost around 500 USD in India. If Google were to price its Nexus one competitively, it would be easier for them to sell it here.
This is surely the easiest way to push up Android's popularity in India. Given that the 3G spectrum's auctions are coming up in January 2010, this move would surely drive up Google's advertising revenues.
PS: Hey Google, if you want someone to write an unbiased review of your Nexus one tailored to Indian markets, you know the buttons to push ;-)
Posted by Shyam Krishnaswamy at 9:36 AM