Samsung Becoming the Apple of Our Eye?

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Barbara Jorgensen
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Apple vs Samsung
Barbara Jorgensen   1/10/2013 9:14:53 AM
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There's a lot to be said for being a premium product, and Apple has managed to keep that title to itself. People will buy Apple no matter how often new hardware comes out or how much it costs. Yet, Apple is moving down the price point with the mini and a less expsnsive smartphone. Samsung has always offered a range of products and prices to fit every budget. Even if it is not just Samsung Apple is following, the migration to more price-sensitive products is a significant move for Apple.

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Re: Re : Samsung Becoming the Apple of Our Eye?
Bolaji Ojo   1/10/2013 8:51:36 AM
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Wale, Samsung will have quite a run before being dethroned. It has a different strategy than Apple. It has numerous devices in the market, unlike Apple which sells the iPhone only. Samsung has many handsets and also uses several operating systems, which means customers -- rich or poor -- have options.

Of course, this strategy has its own weakness. It was once used by Nokia and the seeming lack of focus plus the challenge of supporting so many devices contributed to Nokia losing the top spot.

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Re: Making mobile device lower in cost
Bolaji Ojo   1/10/2013 8:47:56 AM
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Anadvy, Correct. The flood of smartphones from rival companies is what is pushing prices down. Samsung, of course, is contributing to this but so are other vendors.

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Re: samsung new phone
Bolaji Ojo   1/10/2013 8:42:04 AM
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The adoption of the Tizen operating system is part of Samsung's strategy of going to market with various OS as opposed to sticking with one, which is preferred by Apple.

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Re: samsung new phone
Wale Bakare   1/10/2013 5:37:32 AM
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>>Isn't it true they need some software guy like Google with Android to make the phone interesting?<<

@t.alex, Samsung intends to lock the markets out against its rivals and hold to its keys. Already, the company's gaining its success with Andorid but staying ahead in competitive markets of mobile devices you need to spread your tentacles to a wider research areas especially in software, i think.

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Re: Re : Samsung Becoming the Apple of Our Eye?
Wale Bakare   1/10/2013 5:25:06 AM
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I think Samsung has had its trying times but taking the leading. For how long can it last on the throne?

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Hardware or Software?
Wale Bakare   1/10/2013 5:17:14 AM
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>>Samsung, it seems, has the momentum on its side even though Apple is leading in terms of revenue growth rate and profits<<

This happened years back when Apple was about to take the lead away from Nokia, eventually Nokia slipped and dethroned. And now, smarthpone consumers are resetting the market dominance - what's responsible for this, Software or Hardware? Considering the fact that world markets are littered with android based phones but Samsung stands out of them all.

A friend with Apple's phone a few months ago said iPhone is the best to my surprise, i saw this guy with a new smartphone - Samsung Note 2 weeks later. I asked why this time Samsung - "oh! i think Samsung is the best, my friend said. 

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Re: samsung new phone
anandvy   1/10/2013 4:31:59 AM
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Isn't it true they need some software guy like Google with Android to make the phone interesting?

@t.alex, one advantage of Tizen is that it is supported by Linux Foundation and the LiMo Foundation. Moreover HTML5 is used to make Tizen Apps and this has created lot of excitment among the developers. Needs to be seen if this can emerge as strong competitor to Android.

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Re: Making mobile device lower in cost
anandvy   1/10/2013 3:33:03 AM
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The most admirable contribution from Samsung is to keep price under control and bring it lower for common person.

@_hm, its not only Samsung but there are many other companies like HTC, LG, Sony which have released low-priced smartphones. I think one advantage that samsung has is, it has released costlier phones like Samsung-Note and it has also released low-priced phones like Samsung-galaxy. This helps samsung to capture the wider smartphone market.

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Re : Samsung Becoming the Apple of Our Eye?
anandvy   1/10/2013 3:25:38 AM
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but Samsung Electronics is clearly giving its North American rival a run for its money.

@Bolaji, I totally agree with your observation. Samsung is trying to capture the market by releasing wide variety of handsets to market. This diversity in the handset features, price is helping Samsung to capture the market wherease Apple has released limited varieties.

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