Originally Posted by AdamOutler
XDA-Developers phone is a perfectly legal name. It's named after a community of 4,000,000+ people.
I could organize it, but taking on the financial responsiblity and marketing would be a pain in the butt!
Like I said, hosting it on Kickstarter will help to alleviate the financial problems.
The problem is that you will need a working design first. And that means that until then, everyone involved will be working on a free, voluntary basis.
Which brings us to the point... How shall the phone be priced? I'm thinking that the price should be fixed to the cost price of the first batch, which will likely be the most expensive. After that, if manufacturing costs fall (as they likely will), the profit can be shared among the people involved.
I read that it costs Samsung around US$300 to make the Galaxy SII. And that's with their economy of scale, and they themselves making some of the parts (SAMOLED+ screen and CPU). I'm guessing that for us it may be around US$450. Still an acceptable price for an open, community phone with kickass specs.