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Top message:  Why are ALL phones too big? by bofis   Mar 12, 2013, 4:54 PM

Replying to:  carriers by Rich Brome   Mar 12, 2013, 5:04 PM

Re: carriers

by muchdrama    Mar 16, 2013, 1:28 AM   edited Mar 16, 2013, 1:29 AM

Rich Brome said:
I couldn't agree more. There are a decent number of people working for the manufacturers who feel the same way. The issue, as far as I can tell, is the carriers. They seem to think that's what their customers want. That, and/or they find it easy to sell phones with bigger numbers on the spec sheets.

There are some other explanations. Subsidies are a part of it. Really, I think it's a complex web of distortions in the market that conspire to create a disconnect between what many consumers want and what the industry is offering.

You'd think that, at the very least, the success of the (relatively small) iPhone would inspire other companies to make phones of a similar size. I don't have a good answer as to why that's not the case.

Americans have always gone the 'bigger is better' route--although I don't fully understand that logic. But you can still fit a Note 2 in the typical man's pocket. The Note series and Galaxy models have sold well enough that I'm quite sure Samsung having spent over $10 billion dollars in advertising was clearly the right way to go. It paid off handsomely.

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