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[3]: A question of price.
by JAlexoid on Sat 14th Jul 2012 19:40 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: A question of price."
JAlexoid
Member since:
2009-05-19

People pick Android phones because they are cheap, appear to be cheap or are part of some kind of offer. People want them because they can Internet with it and send Whatsapp messages.

Then people "want" an iPhone because it has a shiny Apple logo on the back. iPhone is no less on offer than any top of the line Android device.

Notice how "Android" is often omitted in advertising, it's not a selling point.

It is a selling point, but it's a selling point when people get in to the store. Advertising omits Android only because the OEMs are building a brand.

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RE[4]: A question of price.
by MOS6510 on Sat 14th Jul 2012 19:59 in reply to "RE[3]: A question of price."
MOS6510 Member since:
2011-05-12

If the logo is the only reason it doesn't explain why iPhone users surf harder and buy more apps than others.

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RE[5]: A question of price.
by JAlexoid on Sat 14th Jul 2012 20:27 in reply to "RE[4]: A question of price."
JAlexoid Member since:
2009-05-19

Woosh.... Awww... Did you miss your train to sarcasm there? Or was my hyperbole more offensive than your?

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