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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RE: UK
by Beta on Mon 20th Aug 2012 16:19 UTC in reply to "UK"
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But the android phones have always had better/ larger subsidies, which is one reason they sell so well here.


I disagree with this, look at the cost to get a Samsung Galaxy Ace, its the cheapest decent smartphone out there and its (imo) costly on a monthly contract (£20/m). Compare to an iPhone 4 which mostly starts at £35/m and you’re already £300 under the buy‐in cost of the device.

Operators are passing the purchase cost of iPhone onto their cheaper handsets…

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