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10/29/2010 04:19 PM EDT
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vervehotel
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vervehotel   11/1/2010 4:46:54 AM
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Sanjib.A   10/31/2010 2:11:29 AM
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Yes, considering the human population in Asia-Pacific region, there is still a huge potential for the mobile handsets. I believe cheaper handsets such as Micromax are going to do better. My only concern is: do these cheaper handsets comply with the EMI/EMC norms? Is there an authority in India, which regulates the EM emission relate laws...are they serious about this? If not, these cheaper handsets are going to cause health hazards. On the other hand if they have to comply with standards, I doubt, they won't remain cheaper.

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yalanand   10/30/2010 5:54:03 PM
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One more constraint for Nokias growth its choose of Operating System. Symbian is old n dead. I hope it realises Samsung and HTC brands are growing rapidly because of Android OS, Wake up nokia.

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wilber_xbox   10/30/2010 11:00:11 AM
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1.36B cellphone account for about 25% of the human population...i predict that the mobile internet will be the next trend to look for. if cheaper mobile phones can bear the cost of hardware that support internet then both the service providers and manufacturers will find a huge potential customers for them.

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David.Rehak   10/30/2010 4:31:13 AM
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I disagree, with the daily beatings cell phone take seldom do they last beyond the telcom contract period. I mean when is the last time you a heard of a laptop being lost down the toilet?

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chanj0   10/29/2010 11:19:02 PM
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I agree with Mark. There will be continuous growth in few more years because of the advancement of screen, sensors and battery. MCU will get more powerful and application will demand better mcu. The growth cycle of mobile phone may not be as long as that of laptop computer. It likely will take 2-3 years to be reasonable mature.

Mark Wehrmeister
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Mark Wehrmeister   10/29/2010 6:36:33 PM
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The rapid technological advances and planned obsolescence for cell phone handsets has been the driver behind the rapidly increasing sales volume, but how long can it last? At some point we may just be happy with the features and functions of our current handsets and keep them beyond the 2 year contract term.

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Luis Sanchez   10/29/2010 5:53:14 PM
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Everybody wants a cell phone nowadays. And I think I thought of this once when I was still in school about 1999~2000. back then, I learned how did cell-phone networks work and immediately realized that some level of geo location was possible, besides GPS. Then I thought that a device could be done that will related the DTMF tones with each contact and send those tones through a phone line and so... I now realiza I was envisioning the feature rich phone... is like if everybody wants to be McGyver but instead of a pocket knife an electronic embedded gizmo which in the information age can virtually do "everything"! "There's an app for that"! we might say. Interesting about local cell phone makers in India, but sometimes as we say in Mexico, "that who grabs much, will squeze little" packing phones with too many features smells to me like bad quality software... phones freezing now and then... would like to be proved wrong but there's always a trade-off between features, cost and quality. Don't you agree?

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Silicon_Smith   10/29/2010 5:37:06 PM
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Good point about the Micromax story which has really left an impact in the booming Indian market. With LG left in the wake, it is now threatening the giants in Nokia and Samsung. An old but good report on this can be found here. http://www.businessworld.in/bw/2010_03_26_The_Dark_Horse.html

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