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7/19/2013 09:50 AM EDT
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Max The Magnificent
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Re: It's not just the phone, it's the ecosystem
Max The Magnificent   7/23/2013 8:55:49 AM
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@Peter: So for me the "strength" of the apps ecosystem is irrelevant to any smartphone brand decision I might make.

I sort of agree -- I pretty much use my cell phone for making calls -- sometimes I use its web browser (Of, and I did download the "whip" sound effect app after seeing it on The Big Bang Theory). Also, I don't use my cell phone as an MPE player or anything like that.

Mostly I use my iPad for anything to do with Apps and Music ... in this case the ecosystem is bvery important to me. One thing that is nice about having an iPhone is that it's the same OS and GUI as my iPad, so I don't have to fight with that side of things.

Slotblog
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Re: If the lunch does not have variety...
Slotblog   7/24/2013 8:23:41 AM
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Hope the others can survive on such a skimpy meal...

Kinnar
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Re: If the lunch does not have variety...
Kinnar   7/25/2013 1:57:03 PM
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Oh Yes, there is absolutely no problem of survival for them as Apple has missed the major market where the largest number of mobile phones are being sold, that is China and India. For this market place everyone with products are accepts because of larger market.

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Re: It's not just the phone, it's the ecosystem
kaishim   7/26/2013 1:18:19 AM
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I agree with what Frank said. But it doesnt hold true for places like China or India. 

The main gripes about Apple iPhone are the paid apps and of course, the small screen. 

Apple brand is a great seller in China and India except for smaller screensize. 

Both these places are not accustomed to paying for apps or contents, as they can get pirated stuffs freely. and Android facilitates this. (flexible)

i.e. big screens + "flexibility" = better selling. 

Nobody really cares about one-handed usability in China. Everybody's wanting the bigger screen for youku watching. 

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