Re: @Steve Hersey
OEMs could differentiate their phones if they were willing to improve their GUI/UI skins, if they were to produce less models and if they were willing to produce timely software upgrades.
It will also help if they tried do things like qwerty keyboards on a phone that doesn't suck.
Everybody in the industry is obsessed with the iPhones, its like if suddenly all perfume manufacturers became obsessed with Channel n5, and all their products were "inspired" to smell the same.
Obviously whoever likes Channel n5 will buy just that rather than a very expensive perfume from the competence which is not the one they want.
This is very funny when you think that Chinese OEMs are mostly busy making Samsung knock-outs.