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White-box Android makers face extinction as the big boys go downmarket

0. phoneArena posted on 29 Mar 2012, 03:32

White-box Android handset manufacturers, you know, the ones in huts and abandoned warehouses scattered all over the the Guangdong province, are finding it increasingly difficult to make their sub-$160 phones and eke out profit...

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posted on 29 Mar 2012, 07:45

1. mercorp (Posts: 1043; Member since: 28 Jan 2012)

pity.they have smarts like duo sim and tv tuner. someone should save them.

posted on 29 Mar 2012, 08:01 3

2. remixfa (Posts: 14605; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)

adapt or die.

posted on 29 Mar 2012, 17:29

4. Baseballer (Posts: 132; Member since: 07 Dec 2011)

Billy Bean(Brad Pitt)- Moneyball. Good quote!

posted on 29 Mar 2012, 09:08

3. rallyguy (Posts: 620; Member since: 13 Mar 2012)

I agree with remixfa. Companies must adapt to the market to succeed. Of course in China they are given money by the government to stay in business. I believe this is one reason why Chinese branded products suck in quality. They have no incentive to make quality devices since the are supported up by the government. In a way, much like some US companies.

I know most phones or at least parts of the phones are made in China, but they are made to standards. I would never think of buying a Chinese branded phone until they have been on the market for years and their quality tested/ Even then I probably would not.

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