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    LG decides to pull the plug on its smartphone business

    Report says that LG couldn't find business buyers, so production plants are to be closed.
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    Re: LG decides to pull the plug on its smartphone business

    Not surprised to be fair...
    I'm running a book on next to go - except Sony as that operation has been running on borrowed time for a while
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    Re: LG decides to pull the plug on its smartphone business

    Half of the new LG phones aren't even sold in the UK.

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    Re: LG decides to pull the plug on its smartphone business

    the price you pay for being different.

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    Re: LG decides to pull the plug on its smartphone business

    It's a shame but they should have kept a mainstay traditional phone while drumming up interest with the weird and wonderful

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    Re: LG decides to pull the plug on its smartphone business

    Can't help but wonder whether the Google handset they made overshadowed their own brand...

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    Re: LG decides to pull the plug on its smartphone business

    Shame, because the ones I've heard I thought had above-average sound (music) capabilities. That said, I bought a Samsung for other reasons.
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    Re: LG decides to pull the plug on its smartphone business

    Quote Originally Posted by Saracen999 View Post
    Shame, because the ones I've heard I thought had above-average sound (music) capabilities. That said, I bought a Samsung for other reasons.
    Same here to be fair. Best support (generally) and best features at the best price for me....
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    Re: LG decides to pull the plug on its smartphone business

    LG - They should have had a tag line 'not quite as good as the similar Samsung' (Build quality was worse and they dropped support for new OSs on phones way to quickly). Some of the newer designs are interesting but too expensive and not worth the risk (I suspected this for at least 6 months).
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    Re: LG decides to pull the plug on its smartphone business

    It's also a shame because the fewer real competitors there are, the less good the options will be for consumers. Consumers having real choice keeps the big boys relatively honest. And too many competitors have dropped out already. It's not good for us in the long run.
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    Re: LG decides to pull the plug on its smartphone business

    It's sad to see LG go as it means less choice for us customers, but then I never bought one of their phones so I doubt I'll miss them personally.

    One more step towards the Apple/Samsung duopoly.

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    Re: LG decides to pull the plug on its smartphone business

    Having bought a Samsung I will say I'm sad not to have someone else to consider when looking for my next phone, all these 'enhancements' over Android are a right PITA. Would have gone for another Moto but they just followed the trend for huge low res screens

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    Re: LG decides to pull the plug on its smartphone business

    Quote Originally Posted by 3dcandy View Post
    not surprised to be fair...
    I'm running a book on next to go - except sony as that operation has been running on borrowed time for a while
    htc.

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    Re: LG decides to pull the plug on its smartphone business

    Well, at least they still have displays to offer.

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    Re: LG decides to pull the plug on its smartphone business

    Quote Originally Posted by spacein_vader View Post
    htc.
    htc are gone mate. Well effectively anyhoo. Sacked 90% of staff and the phones are made by someone else now
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    Re: LG decides to pull the plug on its smartphone business

    Quote Originally Posted by fend_oblivion View Post
    Well, at least they still have displays to offer.
    That is what has kept them going. As said above the duopoly is getting there in some ways, but I can't see it happening. More little phone companies will pop up. However last time I went phone shopping the little phones companies, whilst often cheaper seemed to miss the chance to bring something different. I got a Samsung again just because they were the best for me at the price. With several Samsung devices to pair to them that also made it easier to choose
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