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,'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: It'll be interesting to see
by tanzam75 on Tue 21st Aug 2012 14:10 UTC in reply to "It'll be interesting to see"
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Besides that, the phone makers are already hurting, at least if they are not Apple or Samsung. Motorola is laying people off. HTC has had two consecutive quarterly losses (see what happens when you don't release kernel source? ;) Nokia is all but dead. It may be a moot point in the end.

And the mobile carriers are paying attention. There are lots of reasons why they're rethinking their reliance on subsidies, but wanting to have a choice of suppliers certainly plays into it.

They don't want to find themselves in a duopoly world, with a choice between Apple and Samsung, and nobody else.

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