Apple certainly got everyone’s attention, especially that of competitors, when it lowered the price of the iPhone 3G to $99. That put the pressure on pricing for smartphones in general, and Om Malik believes this price has become the standard by which all other smartphones will be judged.
The most interesting takeaway I got from Om’s post is that he has been holding out on us. He has a Motorola CLIQ that he’s evaluating and he hasn’t shared with us. What’s up with that?