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High-Tech Sales Rising, Cannibalization Too

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Brian Fuller
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A subtle market trend
Brian Fuller   3/8/2013 6:00:37 PM
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One thing we haven't mined on this thread, is that I think there will be areas in the next three years that will help grow the table/smartphone/mobility market and not cannibalize PCs. Take the Akash tablet in India, for example. 

While this low cost devices $35 retail can serve as one person's compute/communications device, it is also expected to used in transportation and industrial applications because of the attractive cost point and connectivity. 

Thoughts?

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Re: I wish I could cannibalize...
t.alex   3/8/2013 8:37:20 AM
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Yes, i need a laptop too. And a smartphone. Maybe a tablet.

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Re: deja vu
mfbertozzi   3/8/2013 5:10:54 AM
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@FLYINGSCOT: I agree with you, personally I believe that it depends on the region that you are taking in consideration; some regions in the world are facing a market ramp, others (it seems the most...) are facing a negative trend.

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deja vu
FLYINGSCOT   3/7/2013 5:51:16 PM
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Don't you get the impression that the growth forecast is always 5-7% and after the fact there is always some mitigating factor to explain why the forecast was inaccurate. 

Brian Fuller
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I wish I could cannibalize...
Brian Fuller   3/7/2013 4:19:14 PM
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... but I operate with three devices for most of every day: laptop, smartphone and tablet. 

Yes, it's stupid and inefficient, but each has intrinsic value that the others don't. 

 



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