10 cell phone companies you've probably never heard of
posted by Nick T. / Aug 20, 2012, 9:30 AM
Quick, how many cell phone manufacturers can you think of? Samsung, Apple, Nokia, LG, HTC, Sony, and Motorola are the few names that spring to mind almost instantly, which is not surprising given the popularity of their mobile devices. However, there is a whole bunch of cell phone makers that are so obscure that you've probably never heard of them. Or have you? Well, there's one way to find out! Just flick through the slideshow below and meet the cell phone companies we've picked. How many of them are you familiar with? Or can you suggest a brand that is even more obscure than the ones we've selected? Let us know by dropping a comment!
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The Last One, Xiaomi. I see potential in it. But... Who's that Apple again? Ah... The one who is in lawsuit now with Samsung and makes great tablets, I remembered.
posted on Aug 20, 2012, 9:37 AM 6
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Love to see all these makers cross into the US more choices= better pricing. Id love to see one day when i walk into a cell phone store I choose my phone first and then go home and decide on my carrier. And I can choose from the cheap crap phones to the awesome phones that the carriers currently have. Like make it a walmart experience. Do I want the great value galaxy s3 or the real one?
posted on Aug 20, 2012, 9:40 AM 0
Why all of this above is android phone? Why?
posted on Aug 20, 2012, 10:11 AM 4
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posted on Aug 20, 2012, 10:19 AM 3
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have you seen any other manufacturers using iOS? these manufacturers use android coz its famous and its free... while WP, they need to pay... and there's no other OS that these manufacturers can use... in the philippines, we got cherry mobile, starmobile,myphone, and torque... they all use android now.. coz its free and famous... and they are very cheap... around 3000 pesos
posted on Aug 20, 2012, 11:13 AM 4
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Maybe because Apple doesn't allow iOS on any other manufacturer's hardware. Same for RIM. The only other OS that could be put on any manufacturer's hardware is WP, but since that has hardware requirements, Android is about the only choice. Weren't you saying just yesterday that you were an android user but also collected iPhones? If that's actually true I'm surprised you didn't know this.
posted on Aug 20, 2012, 11:20 AM 2
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plus one....BlackBerry, LOL just kidding here's my list of obscure cellphone companies : -Nexian which stands for "Next Generation" situated in indonesia -Mito -ivio -venera -k-touch -cross -maxtron -Ti-Phone
posted on Aug 20, 2012, 10:29 AM 0
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