Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 14th Jul 2012 00:04 UTC
In the News A fascinating difference in smartphone buying behaviour got highlighted today. In the US, Apple has double the market share of its nearest competitor, Samsung. However, in The Netherlands, the swamp I call home, the situation is completely reversed; Apple sits at 10% of the smartphone market, Samsung at 19.6%. Is this indicative of Europe as a whole? Could German, French, Polish, British, Spanish, Italian, etc. readers give local information from their own countries? I'm intrigued.
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RE[4]: A question of price.
by MOS6510 on Sat 14th Jul 2012 14:19 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: A question of price."
MOS6510
Member since:
2011-05-12

It's more fun to be a minority.

But I'll make these two quick remarks:

Samsung and ... HTC??? HTC is not doing well at all. It can't take on Samsung, let alone Apple, and it will probably probably drown in the small sea of small up-and-coming Android manufactures. It's not a good day to be HTC, RIM or Nokia.

Apple makes by far most the money. They could easily slash prizes if they should choose to, even sell at a loss (and make profit with iTunes sales). They don't, which means they probably like the situation as it is now.

They may say they create the devices they themselves want to use, but it's obviously about the Benjamins and they chose, what they think, the best way to get the most money. Cheaper phones will get them more marketshare, but the margins will be much lower and the buyers probably won't spend much in the iTunes store.

Don't forget Steve, when the iPhone was introduced, said he was aiming for 1% marketshare, which leads to believe that with 1% they'd make money.

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RE[5]: A question of price.
by Beta on Sat 14th Jul 2012 18:33 in reply to "RE[4]: A question of price."
Beta Member since:
2005-07-06

It's not a good day to be HTC, RIM or Nokia.


Did I miss the groupÔÇÉthink memo about HTC?

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RE[6]: A question of price.
by MOS6510 on Sat 14th Jul 2012 19:46 in reply to "RE[5]: A question of price."
MOS6510 Member since:
2011-05-12

Do an Internet search for HTC news or look at some graphs about Apple, Samsung and the rest.

Or just name their flagship phone.

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RE[5]: A question of price.
by moondevil on Sat 14th Jul 2012 19:27 in reply to "RE[4]: A question of price."
moondevil Member since:
2005-07-08

Samsung and ... HTC??? HTC is not doing well at all. It can't take on Samsung, let alone Apple, and it will probably probably drown in the small sea of small up-and-coming Android manufactures. It's not a good day to be HTC, RIM or Nokia.


HTC is everywhere in Germany

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RE[6]: A question of price.
by MOS6510 on Sat 14th Jul 2012 19:48 in reply to "RE[5]: A question of price."
MOS6510 Member since:
2011-05-12

BlackBerry and Nokia phones are everywhere too, that doesn't mean that RIM and Nokia are happy campers. HTC missed the boat that Samsung didn't.

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