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[3]: Off Just a Little
by kaiwai on Thu 16th Aug 2012 07:48 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Off Just a Little"
kaiwai
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I don't see your point.. Now, almost every carrier has the apple phone and yet ANDROID still #1 number one. So, what is the point?


Sweet Jesus - please read the WHOLE thread because the original poster on this thread stated the following:

While it is true that some carriers offer better service in certain areas. At the time of that survey, there was an exclusivity deal between Apple and ATT that prevented others from carrying the IPhone. It has not been until this last year that you could buy the IPhone on other carriers. The IPhone also was only GSM and the other large carriers (Sprint and Verizon) were CDMA.


At the time the survey was done the iPhone was exclusively an AT&T product. Btw, side note for those who think the world revolves around the United States - in most other countries people can switch back and forths between different carriers with their iPhone. The launch partner in NZ was Vodafone but it was never locked and you could buy it through the Apple online store hence you can also run it on Telecom's XT Network and 2Degrees (Telecom only just have got the ability to sell the iPhone in the last year). Australia is the same situation, buy it unlocked throw it pretty much on any network and I'm sure that is the case from where Thom is.

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