Smartphone hardware and mobile operators [S11E10]

It’s a show of 2 parts this week as the team consider 2 of our favourite gripes: hardware and mobile operators. Do hardware specs matter anymore and are faster / better / cheaper components making a significant impact on the mobile devices we buy? Also, what place do operators have in in the world now and have their aspirations of being more than ‘dumb pipes’ been achieved?

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