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7/24/2014

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wilber_xbox
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Re: Apple wins on ease of use
wilber_xbox   7/29/2014 1:44:35 PM
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I agree that Andriod is fast becoming what windows was for the PCs. Most of the companies have still not got the OS right and i have seen friends companining about frequent crashes and freeze of the OS on their devices.

wilber_xbox
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Re: Must be able to compare favorably
wilber_xbox   7/29/2014 1:42:43 PM
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At one point of time all the analysts were predicting that Apple will release a bigger iPhone to compete with larger than normal pocket size smartphones but that did not happer and Apple managed to beat Samsung still. I think this shows quite a character of a company which is in the fast paced consumer tech world.

escher
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Apple wins on ease of use
escher   7/29/2014 12:19:33 AM
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For those who can afford to pay the premium and are willing to be locked into the iWorld, Apple devices win out for their sheer ease of use and robustness. They have turned phones and tablets into appliances that you just need to turn on and start using. Android devices are too buggy for tech-phobic users.

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Must be able to compare favorably
selinz   7/28/2014 3:59:01 PM
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I'm not sure if the Chinese are so in love with Apple that they will pay the same money for for a smaller and less capable device. Perhaps this will change with "new, bigger" iphones...

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Re: Apple will still trail Samsung
krisi   7/28/2014 1:20:05 PM
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Apple is sitting on amazing amount of cash so I don't need to wish them any luck in China ;-)

Anand.Yaligar
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Re: Apple will still trail Samsung
Anand.Yaligar   7/27/2014 7:28:03 AM
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@Krisi: You should wish Apple luck. Samsung's market in China is falling. There are better brands in China like Xiaomi, and they don't cost a ton like Samsung phones. Indigenous producers are more sought after in China, but it can also be seen that a healthy population of the demographic wants to invest in Apple products, and Apple has made a good decision. They would obviously not sail in a market they have no experience on. They?ve had working models and customer support and fan bases from China.

Anand.Yaligar
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Re: Brand in China
Anand.Yaligar   7/27/2014 6:54:30 AM
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@junko.yoshida: One of the places apple leads is in its mobile phone sector. Chinese markets have too much competition but since it is a growing market with the rich population steadily on the rise, (and since they want premium looking phones rather than Gionee and Xiaomi) Apple will have a great time cruising in China.

Sanjib.A
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Re: Brand in China
Sanjib.A   7/25/2014 9:44:22 PM
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@Junko: I could find a website for India:

http://www.mi.com/in/

If you scroll down, you would see a menu showing "Service" and under that it provides a list of service centers. It provides a number for customer care and provides chat support as well. The list of service center covers almost all regions of India. I do not know about the quality of service but it looks to me that they are well equipped for the job.

http://www.mi.com/in/service/repair/

 

Sanjib.A
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Re: Brand in China
Sanjib.A   7/25/2014 9:38:28 PM
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@Sheetal: "...chinese models doesnt perform good over a long period of time..."

Well...what do you consider as "a long period" for phones? 2-3 years or more? I think the trend that have already started is changing phones within 1-3 years of time. I see this more for the younger generation and believe that this will increase further. Hence a phone that performs well over 5 years shall be good enough. I do not know much about Xiaomi, but have heard that Xiaomi has good reputation.

junko.yoshida
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junko.yoshida   7/25/2014 12:59:29 PM
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@sheetal.pandey, are you sure that Xiaomi doesn't offer customer support in India?

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