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elctrnx_lyf
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elctrnx_lyf   5/23/2011 2:14:28 PM
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I do not accept that there will be any slow down in the smart phone and the tablet segment in the next couple of years. They just opened their wings and there is lot of places in this world where they will reach.

Jay_Bond
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Jay_Bond   5/13/2011 7:05:50 AM
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Smartphone’s biggest hurdle in the U.S. is going to be the cell carriers restrictions. Right now with the increase in sales of smartphones across the board, company’s cell networks aren't able to keep up with the demand for data usage. Companies are starting to set up more fees for using more data. While this won't affect all users, it will deter some users from converting to smartphones.

TaimoorZ
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Re: Strength of Smartphones
TaimoorZ   5/13/2011 6:40:55 AM
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I agree that smartphones will continue to be in demand especially because of the newere models coming up. Besides, the excess supply of Tablets will drive prices down. As a consumer, this appears to be a favorable sign.

Adeniji Kayode
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Re: Re : 2011 Chip Growth Will Crest Into a 2012 Cutback
Adeniji Kayode   5/13/2011 6:03:40 AM
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I agree with you Tom, i feel the reason for that also is because laptops still offer more functions and handle more tasks than tablet despite the price

saranyatil
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Re: Strength of Smartphones
saranyatil   5/13/2011 5:58:41 AM
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Dennisq,

It seems more like a puzzle at this point, i agree that there will be an increase in sales of smartphones in the future but yet again we dont know what companies like samsung, motorolla are going to come up with in the tablet series already we are experiencing  the competetion rolling between samsung and Apple.

Toms
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Re: Re : 2011 Chip Growth Will Crest Into a 2012 Cutback
Toms   5/13/2011 5:51:24 AM
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    Anand you are right. Now a day’s Smart phones are becoming popular in markets and the demand is also high. Majority of techies prefer laptop/net books rather than tablets. I don’t know the exact reason, but I guess mainly because of the cost factor. The cost for tablets is more than the cost of a dual core 10’’ laptop or net book. In India, even though we would like to buy tablets, availability and selection are major hurdles. Hope within a couple of months or years the trend changes and tablets becomes more popular.

anandvy
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Re : 2011 Chip Growth Will Crest Into a 2012 Cutback
anandvy   5/13/2011 5:25:29 AM
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Jim,

 I am not quite sure if threat in the smartphone market is similar to that in the tablet market. In countries like India smartphones are slowly becoming popular and market is far away from getting saturated. I am sure people dont mind spending 300$ on smartphone rather than spending 600$ on tablet. So i guess demand for smartphone is here to stay. 

DennisQ
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Strength of Smartphones
DennisQ   5/12/2011 3:52:29 PM
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Interesting article, Jim, and I think I agree with your conclusion.

However, I don't think the smartphone market is really that similar to the tablet market... I think there is plenty of demand for smartphones, more new smartphones will be purchased in order for consumers to utilize those 4G networks you mention, and I think it's very clear that smartphones are across-the-board a popular, desirable product.

Tablets, on the other hand, are not only in danger of overproduction, but obviously there are way too many manufacturers jumping on the bandwagon even despite the overall uncertainty in the form factor as a whole. So far, no one other than Apple has really produced a very successful tablet that enjoys significant market share... so if there is no viable competitor to the iPad, perhaps there is no tablet market after all: there's merely an iPad market. If that is the case, there could be some very dramatic drops in demand in this space.

Anyhow, this is a bit of a nitpick and you obviously discuss the tablet situation in your first bullet-point. I'm just trying to say that I'm fairly confident that smartphone demand will continue to stay strong.





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