On May 16, 2005, at 2:53 PM, Gerhard Fasol wrote:
> The successful Japanese mobile phone operators
> are NOT in the business of offering "smartphones"
> vaguely defined by some foreigners in Japan.
Yes darling - I KNOW - and that is precisely what I said....
So why the economics 101 lecture?
... I am surprised, BTW you seem to imply I have given a vague
definition of smartphone as as far as I am aware, I haven't given one
But it would seem that we agree that the situation regarding
smartphones is terrible. I rather think it has something to do with the
fact the market is so closed and handsets are so subsidised - which
means they carriers have to grab as much revenue as they can from
services - which they can't have threatened by allowing people to
download songs or whatever form other sources.
... next you will be telling us that phones being tied down is an
enormous benefit to the consumer...
.. go on - do say that... it would be such fun... Trying to persuade us
all that the plucky Japanese consumer would rather pay 300yen for a
song they download through a carrier's system rather than upload one
they already own from their desktop...
Received on Mon May 16 13:52:36 2005