Reconsider phone lineup

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We all love Koodo for the value that it offers. I've seen that many of us agree that the $150 tab is a bit outdated. I'll leave the tab discussion in the other threads, but as I suggested in another topic that Koodo should consider getting the Nokia Lumia 720, I realized that Koodo is quite weak when it comes to offering mid-range devices. In fact, the only true mid-range device (by my standards at least) in Koodo's lineup is the Samsung Galaxy S2X, priced accordingly at $300. Sure, the iPhone 4 is there, but at 3 years old and with only 8 GB of non-expandable memory, you cannot convince me that this is a mid-range phone. And at $300, it's hardly a bargain.

iPhone 4 aside, I think that Koodo could benefit from a few more ~$300 phones. Nokia can oblige with a WP8 mid-ranger. Sony and Huawei can certainly deliver as well. I'm sure that BlackBerry will make a true mid-range offering available soon as well. HTC and Samsung are working to release "mini" versions of the One and S4, respectively.

With the current tab structure, these phones would be a lot more attractive than their flagship counterparts. And while I'm not suggesting that you drop the flagships, I'd strongly favour mid-range additions. To me, they make more sense given Koodo's current business model.
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Posted 5 years ago

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I'm sure the powers at be are busy figuring out what to do. After all the CRTC's new Code of Conduct forces them to rethink their current approach.
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Even start by uncapping the upper end like Virgin does. If I exceed +150, I shouldn't be punished.
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@Mat:

Windows Phones can be sold just as easily. It's a growing platform. It needs a marketing push.

But even without adding WP into the mix, Koodo needs mid-range.
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I know Philosoraptor your love for windows based phones - I respect that, My love for android phones will make our roads run in parallel, they cannot cross on each others: http://community.koodomobile.com/kood...

Peace Bro...!
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Hehe, I respect your love for Android phones. I think you're confusing my love of choice for a love of WP phones only. If you refer to the link you just posted, you'll see that my daily driver is not a WP at all. :)

And in any case, I'm pushing for more mid-range choices with this idea, regardless of OS.
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And I can't really praise Koodo for my HTC One because I didn't buy it from Koodo.
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I also think ppl wanting windows phones is too low to warrant getting more than the entry level device they have now, I wouldn't say windows phone is growing at all really and at less than 10% market share its not a good line of devices to invest in.
With the price of the Nexus 4 your getting a high end device for a mid range price so I think a windows phone in that same price range wouldn't have close to the specs or support for sure.
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Again people, as an Apple shareholder: love the APPLE!

But I am looking towards Ubuntu
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So you actually have shares in Apple?
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Yes, why?
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An Ubuntu phone sounds really interesting. Could I use it as a phone during the day and then connect a mouse, keyboard, and monitor at home for doing web surfing, word processing, and video conversions ... okay not that last one, but basic tasks ... If the mouse and keyboard are bluetooth then that would leave just a monitor to plug in. If that's wireless too, then just charge the phone and use it as a very basic computer where you take all your files with you (definitely use a password then to protect your phone).
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Well interesting site but HOTU is abandonware; many of the items are this site contain pirated items: http://ocremix.org/quicksearch/game/?...

Remember games hit the ultimate at Frogger
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Ummm, are you dense? ocremix.org is for remixed video game music, making it free to download. I wasn't suggesting anything to do with directly playing video games.
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Mr Holmes, please keep your comments civil. Also the items are property of the copyright holder.
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Not when it's remixed.
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Yes I understand that US copyright law upholds that if the art is the general domain. But I am not a lawyer.

The Video game music falls under a software usage agreement, there is some issue here.

However I applaud you for not calling me or others dense.
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Here's a beauty that's just been announced, and at around ~$400 is exactly what I'm talking about:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=...
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Not liking the design of the phone but the software looks slick and it's got decent specs. How much is it worth?
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~$400

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