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Samsung Becoming the Apple of Our Eye?

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t.alex
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t.alex   1/16/2013 8:16:09 PM
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Bolaji, interesting story of the pawn shop. That is surprising! I should pay a visit to a pawnshop one day to see what's going on. Nevertheless there is still strong demand for 2nd hand Apple products like iPhones and iPads. People dump not only at pawn shop but also on Ebay  too.

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Anna young   1/13/2013 9:45:06 AM
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I think we won't see the end of Samsung or Apple that soon. The two are major players in the technology market and will probably continue to dominate the market for the next 3 years.

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Wale Bakare   1/12/2013 4:42:49 PM
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>>Samsung really understands what the consumers want in various markets and they are good in delivering them<<

I think you made a valid point! Apple has been focusing on high cost  products for years, that's beginning to manifest between it and its close rival - samsung. Although, Apple's quality products can hardly be undermined but people at the bottom of pyramid earnings will often dictate the markets, even forever.

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Bolaji Ojo   1/12/2013 3:29:30 PM
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Samsung and Apple are the two major players today in the mobile devices market and that isn't likely to change in the next year or two. It takes time for a new competitor to build a following. People will definitely still be discussing the two companies one or more years from now.

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Bolaji Ojo   1/12/2013 3:26:10 PM
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Barbara, I listened recently to a program on NPR that in my opinion captures the challenge awaiting Apple in a few years. Analysts don't try to look that far ahead and many of them are enamored with Apple, of course, which makes them more focussed on singing its praise than on accurate analysis.

But, I digress. The NPR presenter told a story of how his young daughter wanted to know how to save money and increase her net worth. He advised her to take a trip to a pawn shop and avoid buying products there. He later visited a pawn shop himself and found that the majority of products there were Apple devices. These products ended up in this pawn shop because people dump old Apple devices as soon as a new one was released. They were keeping up with the Joneses! Of course, we could say this will continue for a long, long time but I personally don't think it will. Eventually, people will find either new Joneses to keep up with or just decide it ain't worth it keeping up with Apple's Joneses!

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Douglas Alexander   1/11/2013 3:34:34 PM
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@Barbara, I am in fact purchasing a Mini with I5 and 500GB drive for $588.00. That is definitley a competitive price for the power and the software that Apple produces and is a good reason to have a cheap Apple Mini on hand. Would I get the Mini without the software applications in tow?....probably not. I also have a Samsung Smart LED 40" 3D TV that has a lot of third party apps, but Samsung does not control its app availabiltiy and therefore has to wait to introduce a better product based upon third party development and release to Samsung targeted operating systems. IN that sense, Apple has more control over its own destiny and may outlive Samsung in the AV and PC marketplace.

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Wale Bakare   1/11/2013 6:00:36 AM
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>>İ wonder if we will still be discussing Apple vs. Samsung a year from now.<<

Time will tell if Apple would be able to respond to it. Nokia - > Apple - > Samsung, after Samsung whose turn? Motorola, LG or still Apple? My bet on Motorola to come out stronger in near future and compete well in world markets.

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anandvy   1/10/2013 10:10:38 PM
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İt is not putting is eggs in one basket which is a smart thing to do.


@Cryptoman, you are absolutely right. Samsung has done smart thing by releasing wide-variety of handsents. Samsung is also releasing some creative products like smasung is planning to release 3D camera called NX300. I am sure this innovation will help Samsung to capture bigger market share.


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Cryptoman   1/10/2013 9:47:06 PM
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İ think the key advantage Samsung has is it offers many products addressing different markets. İt is not putting is eggs in one basket which is a smart thing to do. Although Samsung has a wide range of products, it is able to maintain a good level of quality for each one as well. İn terms of creativity, Samsung is also in good shape İ think. The last Samsung product İ have seen is a digital camera with Android OS and 3G on it. This combo allows you to instantly share your photos after you shoot them. Samsung really understands what the consumers want in various markets and they are good in delivering them. Time will show how Apple will do with Steve Jobs' absence. The Apple products that keep the company going has Steve's genius built into them still and they still have some steam left in them. Let's see what will happen in 2013. İ wonder if we will still be discussing Apple vs. Samsung a year from now.

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t.alex   1/10/2013 8:35:31 PM
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anandvy, HTML5 apps seem promising! Let's hope this is another strong choice for the developers as users.

 

 

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