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Re: A Nexus Two Smartphone From Samsung? Fuhgeddaboutit!
Posted by: Richard Adhikari 2010-10-29 12:31:16
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Samsung is reported to be working on the Google Nexus Two smartphone that will run Gingerbread, the latest version of the Android operating system. The buzz is that Samsung will unveil the phone at a press conference it called for Nov.8. However, Samsung's website indicates it will debut the Focus, a Windows Phone 7 handset, on that date. The Nexus Two rumor originated with Gizmodo, which reported details gleaned from an insider, and published its own rough mockup of the device.

A Nexus Two Smartphone From Samsung? Fuhgeddaboutit!
Posted by: ShowMetheProof 2010-10-30 12:33:44 In reply to: Richard Adhikari
It isn't quality or innovation that really turns the wheel of progress in the smartphone world. It's perceived value for the cost involved.
The Nexus may very well have been a quality phone but there the pervading perception of the cell phone users is that, regardless of the quality of the phones that are available today, they will be "old tech" within 6-12 months. The price tag for the Nexus, sans any service provider participation, was perceived to be not worth the investment and that, my friends, is the problem that still remains. Also, the lack of a nationwide network of sales outlets where the customers can touch, smell and try out the product cooked the Nexus goose.
How can Google get to market a smartphone that works on any network without any contractual entanglements in regard to the ISP and their nationwide outlets ans salesforce?
Perhaps it could be surmounted by generating profits from the sale of applications? It's a tough nut to crack but Google is a smart company that has the habit of learning from it mistakes. If there is to be a Nexus 2 I will bet it fares much better than the original.
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