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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by henderson101 on Sat 18th Aug 2012 08:01 UTC
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In the UK we have always had low subsidies on the iPhone and other Smart phones. At the moment though, all of the subsides at increasing. Example? My first iPhone cost over £100 on an 18month contract for £35 a month. My next was similar in cost, but on a 24month contract. Now, you can get a 3GS free on a cheaper contract and a 4 free on my contract level.

As a comparison, the Galaxy 3 is free on a similar contract, or under £50 - depends on which provider or reseller you go to. But the android phones have always had better/ larger subsidies, which is one reason they sell so well here.

The new iphone will have to be similar to the Galaxy 3 to compete.

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