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Submitted by mpctips 862d ago | opinion piece

Power Shift: Sub-$150 Smartphones the New Norm by 2017

Maximum PC: Samsung's Galaxy S III and Apple's iPhone 5 are two of the most popular smartphone models in existence right now, and they both happen to be on the higher end of the pricing spectrum. Barring any special promotions or sales pricing, each device will typically set you back $200 with a two-year service agreement, which is the norm for a top-of-the-line device. By 2017, however, lower cost smartphones will dominate the mainstream market. So says a study from research firm Informa, which predicts that just over half -- 52 percent -- of all smartphones will be priced below $150 by 2017. (Informa, Phones, Smartphone)

newsguy  +   863d ago
it's not the smartphones that are too expensive (though they certainly can be), it's the blasted plans!
Crazay  +   862d ago
You must be in Canada too because if you're in the US, thank the heavens you aren't getting pumped like we are. Seriously it's like all Canadians are being date raped for 3yrs by the big 3 mobile telecos.
mpctips  +   863d ago
Would be nice if the unsubsidized price would come down to pedestrian levels (which is what's so nice about the Nexus 4).
iNFAMOUZ1  +   862d ago
uh no

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