Problems with hardware
Posted Jul 23, 2013 2:03 UTC (Tue) by khim
In reply to: Problems with hardware
Parent article: Bacon: Announcing the Ubuntu Edge
The companies you list seem to be manufacturing in China and selling in China.
Nope. They are manufacturing in China yet ship worldwide. Here is Xiaomi and here is Meizu. They are quite popular in India and Russia, for example.
For example, electronics are expensive in EU... and now I know why: the manufacturer/importer has to pay a significant recycling fee and make arrangements for recycling. The barriers to entry are very high.
Sure, but this is one of the worst offenders and since they offer free shipping in UK I think EU is covered. And US is covered explicitly. This means that most problematic countries are covered already, so what's left? Japan? Yes, this can be a problem, but I doubt there will be many orders from Japan. Some other countries (North Korea?) will probably not be covered and they'll be forced to offer a refund, but I think they'll be able to send these phones to most countries.
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