A Mobile Company Takes Aim at the Middle Kingdom

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  • Report this Comment On April 06, 2012, at 1:40 AM, rav55 wrote:

    The problem with being on top (Apple) is that everyone is nipping at your heels. The iPhone has no current real competition. But with the release of Nokia Lumia Apple may have to reduce prices to stay in the race. Nokia may not have an Apple killer. The Lumia doesnt have be that. All it has to be os offer a second choice to the consumer. One that costs quite a bit less.

    The greatest resistance to Nokia is one of Operating System addiction. And we all have it. Nobody wants to change their current OS looks or appears. So Mango may appeal at first to new Smart Phone users such as myself and only then be accepted by the mainstream.

    I'm goning to purchase a Lumia but not on contract. I'll own it and use what ever carrier that I choose.

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