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Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Smartphone makers...

Posted by Devil's Kitchen at 1/11/2012 08:59:00 pm

... 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...

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Posted by Devil's Kitchen at 1/11/2012 08:59:00 pm


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Blogger Paul Lockett said...

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1/11/2012 10:36:00 pm  
Blogger 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.

1/11/2012 10:39:00 pm  
Anonymous 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.

1/12/2012 12:00:00 am  
Blogger JuliaM said...

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

1/12/2012 10:35:00 am  
Anonymous 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.

1/12/2012 05:35:00 pm  
Anonymous Steve Perrett said...

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

1/12/2012 06:27:00 pm  
Blogger Longrider said...

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

1/13/2012 09:21:00 pm  
Anonymous 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.

2/07/2012 01:08:00 am  

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