Analyst suggests Nokia eviscerate the Nokia Lumia 800 to save $38


What Jeff Kvaal, who covers RIM, thinks the Nokia Lumia 800 should look like.

Serving as a good example of why companies should never listen to analysts, Barclays Capital analyst Jeff Kvaal has suggested Nokia remove all the higher-end elements of their new Windows Phone 7 handsets to cut its price and presumably increase its sales volume.

He suggests Nokia could trim the Lumia 800  “bill of material” from $238 to $200 by replacing the Clear Black screen with a normal, 3 inch TFT screen, reducing the processor speed from 1.4 Ghz to 1 Ghz, cutting the RAM from 512 to 256 MB, and removing optional sensors like a compass and gyroscope.

He also suggests the Lumia 800 does not need a quadband antenna, nor 14.4 Mb/sec download speeds, or even a main camera.

In fact the phone probably does not even need WIFI G or a big battery, given that it now has a smaller screen, slower processor and less RAM and sensors.

Who says analysts do not have a sense of humour?

Via Forbes.com, who took them seriously (the scary part).

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