Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 14th Aug 2012 22:17 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless You wouldn't believe it, but something actually, truly interesting came out of the Apple vs. Samsung lawsuit yesterday. Apple had conducted a survey to find out why, exactly, consumers opted to go with Android instead of the iPhone. The results are fascinating - not only do they seem to invalidate Apple's claims, they provide an unusual insight into consumer behaviour. The gist? People choose Android not because it's an iPhone copy - they choose it because of Android's unique characteristics.
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RE[2]: Not convinced
by puenktchen on Wed 15th Aug 2012 12:30 UTC in reply to "RE: Not convinced"
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"If Android phones were all $200 then you wouldn't see as many people buying them for these reasons.

When you say $200 you don't actually mean $200 right? You probably mean 200$ + 600$ in hidden costs.

Still, you can get unlocked Android phones which are just good enough(tm) for just 100€ in germany, no contract needed, and that includes 19% vat (I'm thinking of the Huawei Ascend Y200). The Iphone 3GS starts at 340€. As Samsung Galaxy S3 with 32 GB costs 600€, a Iphone 4gs with 32 GB 740€. Not as drastic, but still quite a difference. If they had included the option "because it was cheaper", I'd guess 95% would have ticked it.

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