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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In Ausralia phones are usually provided "free" on 24 month plans. An iphone 4s would be free on a $49/month plan including calls and data. This essentially means almost zero profit.

No, it means that the number/total duration of calls and the amount of data must necessarily be less than a $49/month plan with an Android phone.

It also means that when a customer walks into a mobile phone store, the salesman is always going to recommend an Android phone over an iPhone. And that salesman has a very good chance of selling the Android phone deal, since the Android phone deal will offer more phone features and a better call & data limit to the customer for his/her money.

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