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Rise of the $50 Smartphone: Impact on Analog

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goafrit2
goafrit2
10/11/2014 10:40:31 AM
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>> Not only apple all the other phones too including Samsung. So there is no wonder why there are so many copies coming out from China. 

The problem is not just China. Every country is exposed to the problem of counterfeits and fakes. China is a developing nation and the problems they are having are not peculiar to them alone.

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goafrit2
goafrit2
10/11/2014 10:38:06 AM
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>> I think it would be very tricky to identify if the parts are geninue or counterfeit.

There is no problem with that. When you have strong QA and QC, those things can be solved through the system. Apple uses great vendors and cannot fail into the hands of fakes and counterfeits.

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goafrit2
goafrit2
10/11/2014 10:35:55 AM
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>> I think companies should make sure sufficient support is available before choosing any open source product.

That is one of the problems with open source. It can provide a challenge where you have a free software and then suddenly there is no support from the creators of the solution. The key is to know when the savings from open source compensates for the lack of support.

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chirshadblog
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9/30/2014 5:25:12 AM
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@SunitaTO: Yes Open Source should be given fully support because it can cut down the cost in a major way. Also the technology is far more advanced  

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chirshadblog
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9/30/2014 5:17:25 AM
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@SunitaTO: Not only apple all the other phones too including Samsung. So there is no wonder why there are so many copies coming out from China. 

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SunitaT0
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9/30/2014 3:02:09 AM
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Check where the product is assembled. In U.S., possible all genuine. In some countries, you can then suspect.

@goafrit2, Apple is assembled in China, does it mean that we need to suspect Apple phones since its assembled outside US ? I think it would be very tricky to identify if the parts are geninue or counterfeit.


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SunitaT0
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9/30/2014 2:59:54 AM
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No support for open source eats up your time and time to market...

@amrutah, I totally agree with you. I think companies should make sure sufficient support is available before choosing any open source product. I am sure there are many companies are giving support to open source products.

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goafrit2
goafrit2
7/2/2013 5:52:47 PM
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>> Sometimes it takes time for the bigger audidence to accept the idea. 

Agreed. The problem these days is that the market may not give you the time to wait that long. You need both long and short term strategies.

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goafrit2
goafrit2
7/2/2013 5:51:33 PM
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>> Cheap doesnt necessarily mean fake. If companies take effort to reduce the cost of the product then we shoudl appreciate it  

I think you agree with my observation. That it is cheap does not mean it is fake. That is the point.

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goafrit2
goafrit2
7/2/2013 5:50:16 PM
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>> Companies like Samsung are releasing lot of low-prices smartphones which is attracting the buyers.

Samsung plays both levels. They are at the extreme levels of both phones - expensive and cheap.

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