Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 12th May 2013 23:38 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless "Last week our HTC One vs Samsung Galaxy S4 head-to-head concluded that Samsung no longer makes the best Android phone. But after developments this week, I wonder whether Google wants Samsung to continue making Android phones at all." Yup.
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RE[2]: HTC One
by tylerdurden on Mon 13th May 2013 18:48 UTC in reply to "RE: HTC One"
tylerdurden
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2009-03-17

... and silicon is dirt, literally, cheap. And yet some high end chips cost thousands of bucks.

Edited 2013-05-13 18:49 UTC

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RE[3]: HTC One
by unclefester on Tue 14th May 2013 03:52 in reply to "RE[2]: HTC One"
unclefester Member since:
2007-01-13

... and silicon is dirt, literally, cheap. And yet some high end chips cost thousands of bucks.


Yeah and a diamond is just a lump of coal /sarc.

Aluminium cost a mere $2/kg in the refined, ready to use state. It is actually cheaper than many so called "cheap" polymers.

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RE[4]: HTC One
by Neolander on Tue 14th May 2013 07:58 in reply to "RE[3]: HTC One"
Neolander Member since:
2010-03-08

Yeah and a diamond is just a lump of coal /sarc.

Aluminium cost a mere $2/kg in the refined, ready to use state. It is actually cheaper than many so called "cheap" polymers.

And diamond itself is also quite cheap to synthesize industrially if you don't need high-purity or large crystals. That's why diamond cutting tools cost only a few bucks.

I think the OP's point is that aluminum is not as cheap to process as plastics. Don't know if it's true, though.

Edited 2013-05-14 08:00 UTC

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