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  Reply # 481476 15-Jun-2011 14:11
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Update:

Subsequent to my posting about unlocked iPhone 4s in the US, it's now no longer a rumour. Prices are $649 and $749. 3Gs isn't being offered unlocked. I got the Verizon thing wrong though - apparently the unlock doesn't apply to Verizon, the CDMA tech carrier, nor then would it work on Sprint who use the same system.

I wonder how those customers feel about Apple's decision? Seems to lack fairness...

Lucky we don't live in the US as far as our telecoms are concerned. :-)

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ArtooDetoo:
oxnsox: The market for all platforms and products is worldwide. Why is it we tend to focus soo much on the American market where, it appears, they have poorer network performance than many other developed countries??


Not sure what you mean oxnsox. The numbers quoted at the top of this thread are the major smartphone markets in terms of units, and encompass the US, UK, Germany, France, Italy, Australia and japan. It's not truly worldwide per sé, but it represents the bulk of smartphone sales.

The US gets a lot of attention because the majority of the English speaking web is US based, and they're a fairly insular people - perhaps that's why US figures are quoted so heavily. I believe that approximately 50% of all smartphone sales are in the US, so it doesn't surprise me that the mobile-related online media panders to that market.

But maybe you meant something entirely different? If so, my apologies.

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It's just a general question, relating to the topic. 
In a world where cellphone use is truely global, we tend to look to Uncle Sam for direction. Where as the bulk of hardware is designed, used, and purchased outside the insular market (and boarders) which are the USofA.
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oxnsox:
It's just a general question, relating to the topic. 
In a world where cellphone use is truely global, we tend to look to Uncle Sam for direction. Where as the bulk of hardware is designed, used, and purchased outside the insular market (and boarders) which are the USofA.
Enough thought.... I'm off to maccas 


Got ya...

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