Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 28th Jul 2012 10:10 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless In case you were still doubting whether or not Apple's lawsuits against Samsung were a case of 'if you can't compete, litigate', Samsung's financial results should seal the deal. The company shipped round and about 50 million smartphones, twice as many smartphones as Apple shipped. So, not only is Android doing better on smartphones than iOS, there's now also a single manufacturer outselling Apple. Oh, the next avenue for de-emphasizing this achievement has already reared its head: Samsung has a wider portfolio, and as such, the comparison isn't fair. Nonsense, of course - Volkswagen sells lots more models than, say, Mazda, but that doesn't mean you can't compare them. Maybe, just maybe, having a wide portfolio of devices to meet the various different needs of the market is simply a very good strategy. It'll be interesting to see just how much Apple can take back with the next iPhone, especially since the full potential of the Galaxy SIII hasn't been realised yet and will be accounted for in Samsung's next quarter as well. Fun, such a fight between titans. Just too bad one of the two titans plays dirty by opting for the courtroom.
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A senior Telstra (Australia's largest phone carrier) executive recently stated that Telstra hate the iPhone because of the massive subsidies they must provide.

I wouldn't be surprised but then again I've never been a fan of the idea of subsidies. Personally I think all handsets should be sold full price to the customer and then if you want a handset rebate then it should be done on a flat rate regardless of how expensive the phone is. With that being said, check out the subsidies in NZ:

I don't know what the Telstra executive is doing by going by what Telecom NZ are doing the subsidies are hardly breaking the bank. I've just gone onto Telstra's website:

What an almighty clusterfuck that website is - what is the handset cost? are they giving them away for free on contract? Who ever designed the Telstra website needs to be chained to a fence post and beaten without mercy.

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