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NEC Quits Smartphone Business

7/17/2013 07:55 PM EDT
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mcgrathdylan
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Re: Whom should Lenovo partner with?
mcgrathdylan   7/18/2013 7:17:50 PM
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Do you really think that Lenovo requires a partner to make headway in the U.S. smartphone market? Lenovo already has brand recognition in the U.S. (I am typing this comment on a Lenovo laptop right now). Can't Lenovo go it alone?

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Re: Whom should Lenovo partner with?
Tom Murphy   7/18/2013 6:47:49 PM
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I see your point, Junko.  I suppose Nokia would be a logical partner -- it has global brand recognition and, let's face it, the Windows thing isn't setting the world on fire. 

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Re: Whom should Lenovo partner with?
junko.yoshida   7/18/2013 6:37:11 PM
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For Lenovo to make a big splash in the saturated U.S. smartphone market, Lenovo teaming up with another Chinese vendor is likely to get little traction and little notivce. 

I had thought earlier that Blackberry wouldn't be a bad choice, but thinking about the state of where Blackberry is today...well, not so much.

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Re: Whom should Lenovo partner with?
Tom Murphy   7/18/2013 6:33:46 PM
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Those NEC rumors really never made much sense to me. I think Lenovo could either go it alone, or team up with China-based manufacturers. Why wouldn't it go that way?

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Re: Smartphone consolidation so soon?
mcgrathdylan   7/18/2013 12:51:14 PM
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I think we are going to see a lot more of this. Everybody and their mother of course wants a piece of the white hot smartphone market. And of course everyone does want a smartphone. But how many competing vendors can survive? Especially when only Apple and Samsung are making any money at it.

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Who killed NEC's smartphone business?
junko.yoshida   7/18/2013 8:24:07 AM
I'd say that NEC had brought this onto themselves. However, there have been a lot of chatter back in Japan, blaming it on NTT Docomo.  

The Japanese telecom giant's new mobile business strategy, reportedly focused on promoting smartphones made by Sony and Samsung, appears to be the final nail in the coffin on NEC's smartphone operations.

I blame NTT Docomo for a number of other reasons -- such as its inability to establish itself outside Japan, while tightly controlling a so-called "Docomo Family."

Docomo for years dictated features of handsets and chips developed by the Japanese suppliers (those who are a part of the Docomo Family). The company made them jump through hoops. 

In the end, many Japanese vendors who got too focused on supplying to Docomo were left standing with little resources to spare for the markets abroad. 

 

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Sheetal.Pandey   7/18/2013 6:58:48 AM
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There is huge competition in smartphone market. Every phone company has brought out a smartphone in the market. Users have so many choices even price wise. The Apple and Samsung seems to be in continuous war for maintaining or attaining the top spot. Its difficult. DEfinitely NEC would have taken this step for right reasons. Afterall business is all about mone.

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eewiz   7/18/2013 3:47:44 AM
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Sad to see many of the once-mighty Japanese companies gradually becoming irrelevant.

@resistion..

commoditization.. sure but that doesnt seem to affect Apple and Samsung.. Atleast for now. 

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Re: Smartphone consolidation so soon?
junko.yoshida   7/18/2013 1:05:58 AM
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Definitely, resistion. Commoditization is coming down faster than ever, affecting practically everyone in the mobile phone market.

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Smartphone consolidation so soon?
resistion   7/18/2013 12:50:05 AM
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Also a sign of commoditization so soon? Oh-oh!

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