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sw guy
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Cost ?
sw guy   4/22/2014 8:14:21 AM
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Hard to believe Samsung pay components same price as ayy other company; I assume a foundry arm (pun not intended at first) does help for negociation.

How can a teardown analyst ponder that ?

wilber_xbox
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overhyped smartphone market
wilber_xbox   4/20/2014 6:54:38 AM
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More and more companies are coming up with mid-range smartphones and these smartphones are also popular and fits the pocket. Also IMO, for an average user there is not much difference for functionality between the top end smartphone and a cheaper version.

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Re: Some Features of More Interest than Others
LarryM99   4/17/2014 11:42:34 AM
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The S5 comes with a heart rate monitor app that fits into a framework of several fitness monitoring apps for monitoring steps, food intake, etc. That framework appears to be built to add apps later as well. It looks interesting, but only time will tell if it builds up or falls by the wayside.

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Re: Some Features of More Interest than Others
AZskibum   4/17/2014 10:25:12 AM
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The pulse sensor is a clever feature that is going to be popular with many consumers. Are there already heart rate monitor apps that use this. If not, there will be soon.

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Some Features of More Interest than Others
LarryM99   4/16/2014 7:46:57 PM
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I picked up one of these over the weekend. I am still adapting to it, but so far I have ignored the fingerprint scanner. I figured that it would not be secure, and recent stories seem to verify that. On the other hand, I have taken my pulse several times and am getting interested in tracking overall activity with it as well.



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