Monthly Archives: August 2011

More on supply chain battles for …

preceding post: Supply chain battles for much improved levels of price/performance competitiveness [Aug 16, 2011] Digitimes Insight: Acquisition of Motorola may enhance Android services [Aug 30, 2011] Due to Google’s recent acquisition of Motorola including the tablet vendor’s mobile hardware … Continue reading

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First real chances for Marvell on the tablet and smartphone fronts

especially because: Kinoma is now the marvellous software owned by Marvell  [Feb 15, 2011] Update [Aug 21, 2012]: ZTE’s U880 is based on Marvell’s then market leading PXA920 single chip SoC, and was introduced a year ago at a list price of … Continue reading

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Innovative entertainment class [Android] tablet from VIZIO plus a unified UX for all cloud based CE devices, from TVs to smartphones

Update: Vizio Jumps Into PC Fray [The Wall Street Journal, Jan 7, 2012] Vizio Inc., which shook up the market with inexpensive high-definition televisions, now wants to become a computer manufacturer. The Irvine, Calif., company, which ranks as one of … Continue reading

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PCs and cloud clients are not parts of Hewlett-Packard’s strategy anymore

Updates: – HP Names Bill Veghte Chief Strategy Officer [Jan. 17, 2012] In addition to his new responsibilities, Veghte will continue in his current role as executive vice president of HP Software. As chief strategy officer, Veghte will be responsible … Continue reading

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New high-tech and direct investment relationships between the US and China?

With more than $3.2 trillion in foreign currency reserves, out of which $1.17 trillion is in US Treasury bonds while also heavily constrained to have just a mere 0.1 percent of the total foreign direct investment in the U.S., China … Continue reading

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Huawei’s IDEOS U8150 smartphone for US$86 in Kenya: 350,000 units sold in 8 months

The current KShs7,999 [US$86 as of today’s rate] price is a heavy discount of its original price of KShs14,999 [US$161 as of today’s rate]. Note that in non-African countries the phone is sold at near the list price, e.g. the … Continue reading

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Supply chain battles for much improved levels of price/performance competitiveness

Current snapshot: Intel rejects 50% Ultrabook CPU price cut demand from notebook players [Aug 16, 2011] Intel’s Oak Trail platform, paired Atom Z670 CPU (US$75) with SM35 chipsets (US$20) for tablet PC machine, is priced at US$95, already accounting for … Continue reading

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