"The Netherlands cheap out by simply applying new antennas to current towers"
Other way round if you want to call 'cheaping out'.
800Mhz is more a standard European 4G. In the UK the iPhone 5 is restricted to EE with the recently sold UK 4G band all being iPhone 5 incompatible.
Apple rushed to release the iPhone 5 so have sold an for America 4G to a European audience.
iPhone 5s will be European compatible am sure.
"Samsung make the Note a smartphone because it can get generous subsidy from the carriers "
Not being as dominant they actually have to give the user what they want, not what they are told they need..
Phablets are where its at.
Yup, 'Watch' the future on this.
"It's NOT innovative to support such wild capability as watching a movie and surfing the net at the same time."
Yup, Windows 3.1 did that so it is simply removing that heavy layer of dust from current computing technology