Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 17th Aug 2012 22:48 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless I always see The Netherlands - my home country - as a small, easily graspable version of other, larger and more important western countries and even the west as a whole. In light of this, Tweakers.net's Arnoud Wokke points to a very interesting report about the Dutch telecommunications market. This reports notes a trend that, if present in the rest of the world, could have serious effects for phone makers.
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Deliberate Distortion?
by JokeyRhyme on Sat 18th Aug 2012 00:09 UTC
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I've read elsewhere that the carrier subsidies and plans in the USA tend to make the iPhone look as affordable as other options (or make those other options looks as expensive).

In EU and elsewhere, there is otherwise a significant difference in total cost of ownership, with Android devices tending to be quite a bit cheaper than the iPhone.

I wonder how much of this is part of secret contracts between Apple and the USA carriers? Would Apple enjoy the same lead it has in USA without these deals?

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