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Worldwide smartphone sales (in thousands of units) to end users by operating system in 2013.(Source: Gartner)
Worldwide smartphone sales (in thousands of units) to end users by operating system in 2013.
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zewde yeraswork
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Re: Low Cost Smartphone
zewde yeraswork   2/24/2014 11:58:44 AM
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The smartphone is going to see a consistent drop in prices and Firefox OS seems like an opportunity to take advantage of the demand on the lower end.

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Re: Paradox - $25 phone and 3G connection!
SteveSteg   2/24/2014 11:37:22 AM
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The quote is from an industry analyst, not from a Firefox partner.  So, how much value does an analyst have that gets something this basic wrong?

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Re: Paradox - $25 phone and 3G connection!
Caspy7   2/24/2014 10:40:14 AM
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Here is the quote: "FireFox OS has less processing and memory requirements, since the OS and the services live mostly in the cloud."

I have been following the Firefox OS development and this is straight out *wrong*.  

None of the OS is in the cloud.  It is not dependent on an internet connection.  If this guy is a partner with Mozilla, perhaps he should not be giving interviews (as this misinformation hurts them).

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Re: Paradox - $25 phone and 3G connection!
junko.yoshida   2/24/2014 8:25:12 AM
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@GSMD, thanks for chiming in. Yes, these are all good points!

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Re: Low Cost Smartphone
junko.yoshida   2/24/2014 8:23:46 AM
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@chanj, I somehow don't think the lack of apps is going to be a problem for  those first time smartphone users who have never had apps on their phones before,

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Re: The days of feature phones are numbered!
junko.yoshida   2/24/2014 8:21:23 AM
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@prabhakar, I agree. Feature phones without Internet connectivity are history, now.

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ultimate commoditization
resistion   2/24/2014 2:47:54 AM
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Seriously no one wants a $100 PC now.

prabhakar_deosthali
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The days of feature phones are numbered!
prabhakar_deosthali   2/24/2014 1:50:11 AM
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It seems Game Over! for the feature phones now. With the smart phones becoming available for such a dirt cheap price who need to stick to those simple phones?

 

With internet availability on mobiles at affordable rates and with reasonably good bandwidths,  and a hoard of cloud based apps , these phones are surely goind to create a storm in the mobile marketplace.

Please Watch out Apple!

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Low Cost Smartphone
chanj0   2/24/2014 1:35:52 AM
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The introduction of low cost smartphones is inevitable. It is time. The challenge of another OS is the limited variety of apps. Windows phone is experiencing the lack of apps and the popularity is limited. How does Mozilla tackle the challenge?

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Re: Paradox - $25 phone and 3G connection!
GSMD   2/23/2014 8:49:46 PM
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- 2g/3g networks are no longer expensive. 2g data (enough for email/chat) is about usd 2 for 2gbyte. This is because capex costs have come down. lte capex is higher.

- 2g is sub 40 usd for a while now, may reach usd25-30 for a dual band edge, 3g is sub usd100. all nos are usd per subscriber capex figures. lte is north of 200.

- add to that majority of isers are pre paid with no billing costs and opex is lower too.

- call center support is also simpler for prepaid.

- old ericsson analysis, data is not current but reasoning still holds good.

http://www.ericsson.com/ericsson/corpinfo/publications/ericsson_business_review/pdf/209/209_BUSINESS_CASE_mobile_broadband.pdf

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