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____/ chrisv on Monday 28 Nov 2011 20:26 : \____
> Roy Schestowitz wrote:
>>Panasonic Lumix Android phones coming spring 2012
>>,----[ Quote ]
>>| Panasonic is set to bring its Lumix cameraphone range of smartphones to the
>>| UK and Europe in 2012, with the company eyeing up a spring launch.
>>| This is according to the Nikkei business daily, which is reporting that
>>| Panasonic is currently in talks with "a major telecoms firm".
> Well, why isn't Panasonic put-off by the fact that some other company
> might try to make and sell the same type of product for less?
> According to shitwitted trolls, if a market is free and open, all the
> companies can do is compete on price, so there is inevitably a "race
> to the bottom", providing only poor-quality products to the consumer.
> But, now that I think of it, Panasonic makes money making
> *high-quality* products in *many* different markets, from televisions
> to batteries to vacuum cleaners.
> Why has there been no "race to the bottom" in those markets?
> Could it be, just maybe, that free-market forces ensure that products
> must reasonably satisfy and provide good value to the consumer, as
> well as be economically viable to produce?
> Could it be, just maybe, that the needs of most markets are best-met
> by having a broad range of product choices, at different price,
> performance, feature-set, and quality levels?
When sub-notebooks came out there was a race to the bottom
and Windows started to cost $0 (or negative pricing), so Microsoft had
to kill sub-notebooks with tricks like hardware limitations,
~~ Best of wishes
Dr. Roy S. Schestowitz, Research Fellow
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