Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 14th Aug 2012 22:17 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless You wouldn't believe it, but something actually, truly interesting came out of the Apple vs. Samsung lawsuit yesterday. Apple had conducted a survey to find out why, exactly, consumers opted to go with Android instead of the iPhone. The results are fascinating - not only do they seem to invalidate Apple's claims, they provide an unusual insight into consumer behaviour. The gist? People choose Android not because it's an iPhone copy - they choose it because of Android's unique characteristics.
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handset subsidies ending in Australia
by unclefester on Wed 15th Aug 2012 04:43 UTC
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Telstra and Optus (Australia's two biggest phone carriers) have both decided that handset subsidies are going to end soon due to a lack of profits. This is disastrous news for Apple and very good news for Android.

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clasqm Member since:

Explain? Are you saying that Apple is the only cellco-subsidized brand in Australia? Are you saying that someone who wants a Samsung must pay in hundreds of dollars while you can walk out with an iPhone for free?

Didn't think so. Stopping subsidies will slow down sales of all phones as people hang on to their existing handsets for another year. Which might not be a bad thing for the environment.

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dagw Member since:

Stopping subsidies will slow down sales of all phones

True, but it will probably slow down the sale of high end phones more. Sure the sales of the Galaxy SIII and HTC One X will probably slow down as much as the sale of the iPhone4, but there are also lots of Android phones that cost less than $300 unsubsidized, and the sale of those phones would probably pick up in such a scenario.

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