Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 17th Aug 2012 22:48 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless I always see The Netherlands - my home country - as a small, easily graspable version of other, larger and more important western countries and even the west as a whole. In light of this, Tweakers.net's Arnoud Wokke points to a very interesting report about the Dutch telecommunications market. This reports notes a trend that, if present in the rest of the world, could have serious effects for phone makers.
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RE[2]: UK
by henderson101 on Tue 21st Aug 2012 11:36 UTC in reply to "RE: UK"
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2006-05-30

You can get a Galaxy Ace 2 for £15.50 per month on T-Mobile with a comparable data allowance to the £35 iPhone contract. You can get the original Galaxy Ace for £10 if you go with the Carphone Warehouse's own virtual provider. You can get a Galaxy S 3 for £31 from Orange, £28 on Carphone Warehouse's own (but with a crappy data allowance.) You need to shop around a bit, but the deals are there. Carphone Warehouse also don't lock their handsets unless they specifically state is is locked at point of sale.

iPhone 4 is still pretty much £35 minimum from everyone.

So, I stand by what I'm saying - Android phones tend to be sold for less, no matter what the actual handset cost is. I don't know why. It's just the way it is.

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RE[3]: UK
by zima on Fri 24th Aug 2012 23:40 in reply to "RE[2]: UK"
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2005-07-06

But that doesn't mean such Androids must get higher subsidies - might be as well that they are less expensive in the first place for the carriers (IIRC, there were some reports that Apple is very unwilling to buckle WRT their deals with carriers)

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