|I'm still not giving up my Blackberry!
"December 5, 2008 - According to comments made by an analyst for Kaufman Bros., a market research firm, the release of an economically friendly iPhone is a near certainty. While there is no doubt that Apple will continue to lower costs to some degree for more mainstreamed availability, Kaufman Bros. believes that the golden number is $99.Reported here.
"While we are not sure of exact timing, we think a $99 Apple-branded cell phone is inevitable," analyst Shaw Wu wrote in a recent report. "As we mentioned in our initiation report, we believe one of the key things Apple needs to do to drive broader iPhone adoption is to build a more complete product line like it has done with the iPod."