Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Smartphone makers...

... in negotiations with mobile phone network carriers:
Android handset makers: Here are our phones. How would you like us to change them so that you will sell them?

Microsoft: Here’s $200 million. Please sell our phones.

Apple: Here is our new phone. It comes in black or white. We will let you sell it.

Haha...

8 comments:

Paul Lockett said...
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Paul Lockett said...

I suppose that's because:

Type one has active competition among manufacturers.

Type two isn't bought by anyone.

Type three is bought by the kind of people who have already shown their willingness to buy any old substandard shit, so long as it's got a logo on it.

Wearysider said...

Apple: Here is our new phone. It comes in black or white and if you're lucky you'll get something resembling a reception.

JuliaM said...

Never had a problem with reception (barring a handful of tiny 'dead spots' for 3G in Essex) on my iPhones....

Wearysider said...

By lack of reception I mean no reception due to defective handsets.

Phone started fine but after half a day the reception strength dropped to zero meanwhile a trusty nokia on same network (T-Mobile) still picking up full strength signal, tried calling the iphone 'number is currently not available' tried calling out 'series of beeps' returned and replaced I'd have put it down to a one of but 2 friends had exact same problem with subsequent 4 and 4S models, meanwhile apple deny there is such a fault.

Steve Perrett said...

Guess it wasn't that smart after all...?

Longrider said...

Or buy a SIM free handset and use it on the carrier of your choice. No changes necessary.

Anonymous said...

And with the recent news that Apple's iPhone division's gross turnover was more than that of the whole of Microsoft's (including software, X-Box, etc etc) we can see which approach ended up working the best.