The Verge Mobile Philosophy

Just a rant or unedited or improperly framed inner monologue! Please skip if uninterested..

Love a lot of analysis and content from theverge about mobile....hooked to their mobile show/podcast... But i have one big complaint!

I understand with the name like the verge you would want to focus on technology which are on the verge of going mainstream or etc etc... but i think that has led to rather bad understanding of mobile industry...

Just looking at the 3 quarters till date in 2012 - only Apple and Samsung are actually reporting any kind reasonable profit or actual profit. Luckily we got glimpse of how the mobile market is split among various Samsung models at least in US. Even in US it was very clear the biggest revenue and volume products for Samsung were mid-tier products that the verge doesn't give a damm about and disses them completely. If that's the case in US where mobile market is heavily subsided for the masses by operators, imagine what that split will be in regions other than US where operator subsidies are substantially lower.

Samsung roughly sold about 110 million "phones" in last 2 quarters... but of that still only about 35% were smartphones... that includes mid-tier Galaxies Aces, Y, W, Mini etc... not just Galaxy and Notes... but still rest 65% are were non-smartphones...

So I am not saying verge should cover something about that 65% i.e. roughly 65 million phones a quater that Samsung is selling... i am saying that verge should at least cover and give some reasonable analysis for cash strapped (international - as we dont have subsidies in china, india, etc) readers for that major chunk of 35 million phones a quater...

There is must a reason why Samsung the only successful Android player of 2012 which must have sold roughly 35 million smartphones a quarters i.e. 105 million till date and out of which based on recent estimates and announcements still only 30 million must be galaxies and notes... and rest are still mid-tier aces, w, y, and minis...

So why is there no proper coverage for these phones... or why are users and readers who can only afford these phones dissed by the verge...

@engadget - there use to be a good coverage by same guys... I would like to come to verge when on of my friends asks me hey what do you think of Samsung Ace 2 - to find out from a normal and reasonable review that for price is it worth it... but no - I have to turn to othersite...

If that;s the case verge should make it clear we only review flagships and nothing else...

Lastly most mobile players with (may or may not with the exception of Apple) dont make their major review and profits from flagships... they make it from other other phone.. Yes on a per unit profit basis flagships might be the great for companies... not neither consumers who still purchase midtiers in huge numbers nor operators who still have a long range at different price points and mobile plan price points are buying it in bulk...

Apple - unfortunately even via trial managed to keep the split between different models a secret.. But if I were a betting man i would bet Apple still make majority of its revenue from the last gen iPhones except the launch quater of a new iPhone... so even apple is playing the mid tier game...

So again to verge mobile editors why do you diss mid tier...?