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Re: $80 Android Phone Sells Like Hotcakes In Kenya

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____/ Hardon on Wednesday 17 Aug 2011 10:24 : \____

> On Wed, 17 Aug 2011 08:58:21 +0100, Roy Schestowitz wrote:
>>> <http://tech.slashdot.org/story/11/08/17/0144227/80-Android-Phone-
> Sells-
>>> Like-Hotcakes-In-Kenya>
>>> <quote>
>>> "Earlier this year, the Chinese firm Huawei unveiled IDEOS through
>>> Kenya's telecom titan, Safaricom. So far, this $80 smartphone has
>>> found its way into the hands of 350,000+ Kenyans, an impressive
>>> sales number in a country where 40% of the population lives on less
>>> than two dollars a day. The smartphone is the exemplar of a truly
>>> liberating device, and thanks to Android and Huawei, it has the
>>> potential to reach virtually untapped markets."
>>> </quote>
>> The Kenyans I know, from Identi.ca, hate Apple _with a passion_. To
>> them, it's a representation of the vanity of oppressors.
> Top end Android phones have always been expensive because the only
> competitor was the iPhone and it was ridiculously expensive. The fact
> that Android phones now dominate the market is simply because they are
> better than the iPhone. I expect Android phones to tumble in price as
> competition in the Android market takes off. The same will happen in
> the tablet market espcially as Apple keep dropping the price of the
> iPad. Once the patent abuse by Apple is put to rest Android based
> tablets will dominate.
> Microsoft just aren't credible in either the smartphone or tablets
> markets.

At Microsoft, patent tax -- not bans -- seem to be the strategy. Apple
is dreaming, Microsoft is blackmailing.

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