Monthly Archives: April 2013

China: Entry-level dual core IPS WVGA (480×800) smartphones $65+ now, quad-core $70+ in June

China market: Qualcomm, Spreadtrum cutting quad-core processor prices [DIGITIMES, April 25, 2013] Qualcomm and Spreadtrum Communications have both cut prices for their quad-core products to better compete against MediaTek, which controls half of the smartphone-chip market in China, according to … Continue reading

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Temporary Nokia setback in India

According to “Samsung Nokia India GfK-Nielsen” search from April 25 to April 28, 2013: Samsung beats Nokia to become largest Mobile Phone seller in Urban India Samsung Leads In Phone Sales & Grabs Leadership Position From Nokia Samsung topples Nokia, … Continue reading

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As much as up to 10 million of new small touch Microsoft Surface devices could be sold in H2 2013?

Despite of the initial state of Microsoft Surface with some questions about the performance and smoothness of the experience [‘Experiencing the Cloud’, Nov 12 – 28, 2012] Forbes says that Microsoft Surface Outsells The Nexus 10 And Points To Redmond’s … Continue reading

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Microsoft: With cloud services investments starting to pay off Windows 8 and Windows Blue will bring more competitive devices particularly in new smaller form factors targeting the tablet market

This statement is the essential  summary of Microsoft current performance according to the results  in the first 3 months of 2013 and the near term actions the company declared now to further improve its stance, particularly in the market which … Continue reading

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Nokia: Continued moderate progress with Lumia, urgent Asha Touch refresh and new innovations to come against the onslaught of unbranded Android and forked Android players in China and India

Nokia Corporation’s CEO Discusses Q1 2013 Results – Earnings Call Transcript [Seeking Alpha, April 18, 2013] … At the highest level, I am pleased that in Q1 2013 Nokia Group achieved underlying operating profitability for the third quarter in a … Continue reading

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Saving Intel: next-gen Intel ultrabooks for enterprise and professional markets from $500; next-gen Intel notebooks, other value devices and tablets for entry level computing and consumer markets from $300

OR “2 for 1” (or “two-for-one”) touch and voice enabled ultrabooks of convertible and detachable form factors with Haswell / 4th generation Intel Core processor family (shipping now and on track for Q2’13 launch) starting as low as $500. Touch-enabled … Continue reading

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Labor shortages in China as young people are much less willing to work under harsh working conditions–all this “compensated” for the time being with compulsory student labor required to get the graduation certificates

After a similar situation three years ago Help wanted: China’s labor shortage [CNNMoney, March 8, 2010], just in eastern China: As China’s economy improves, Chinese workers have better options and employers are struggling to find cheap labor. now ODMs, component … Continue reading

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