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,'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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I believe you might be right
by JoshuaS on Sat 18th Aug 2012 08:30 UTC
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The future you described is the past and present here in Belgium. And you can see it's effects: only spoiled rich kids and wealthy businessmen own an iPhone or a high-end Android smartphone. The rest of us uses budget phones instead.

On a side note: combined phone and SIM-card subscriptions do exist here, but they're not very popular for some weird reason.

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