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Pokia Digital Camera [#permalink] New post 17 Nov 2013, 06:22
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An independent analyst asserts that the new Pokia digital camera for mobile
phones is more precise, of higher quality and costs less than any of the popular
competing models. As a result, Pokia will become the more desirable, low-priced
alternative to currently existing models of digital cameras.

Which of the following, if true, would most challenge the argument above?

(A) Many retailers already carry one or more low-priced digital cameras and are
disinclined to carry another.
(B) Several lower-priced models of digital cameras will soon be introduced by
other mobile phone manufacturers.
(C) The Pokia Corporation’s digital camera can be used in conjunction with
higher-priced mobile phones manufactured by other companies.
(D) Most of the individuals and companies that would be expected to make up
the potential market for the Pokia digital camera have already fulfilled their
digital camera needs.
(E) The independent analyst whose views were incorporated in the statement
above has used measures of quality that are not universally accepted by the
consumer public.

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This is a weaken question. The analyst asserts that it is more precise, of higher quality, and less expensive than other options. Well cost and precision are not very subjective, but quality certainly is. If, as in answer choice E, the analysts' opinion of quality differs from that of the general public, then this argument is very much weakened.

Answer choices A and D are both incorrect because they each focus only on the practical success of the camera, and not on whether or not it is a preferred alternative. If many retailers refuse to carry the camera, as in A, then sure that might hurt the camera's profitability. But it does NOT prevent the camera from being a more desirable, lower priced option. It's just tougher to find the camera. D is a similar situation. D states that most of the potential market for the camera has already bought a camera, but this does nothing to affect the camera's attractiveness relative to its "opponents." Both A and D are out of scope here.

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