quote: How do you figure that the iPhone may never turn a profit for the carriers? Since you are talking about Europe in the context of the article when you come out with a stupid claim like that why then link to an article (that was already a bunch of crap) about an American carrier?
quote: Err, that's a well known fact cited by Bloomberg, the WSJ and other financial analysts well above my pay grade. Sorry if you were unaware of it.
quote: So here comes Lumia 900. The article implies that Nokia tries to sell it to the carriers at 220 - 300 eur. I firmly call bullshit on that. If it would be true, the carriers could give it away for free on a 35 GBP / month contract. Instead, I think Nokia asks about as much as Samsung does for the Galaxy S II.
quote: On the other, they are frustrated by the position Nokia / Microsoft puts them in. They have to ask the same price for Lumia 900 as they do for something like a Galaxy S II but they can't keep a straight face when asked which is the better phone. Even worse, they would need to actively con a customer into buying a Windows Phone device knowing their effort could backfire with common people who can easily be flamed with hardware related arguments that their new and expensive Windows Phone is crap compared with a year old Galaxy S II.