* Posts by Thatbloke

5 posts • joined 31 Jan 2013

Russian mobile operators say 'nyet!' to Apple, 'da!' to Samsung

Thatbloke

Terms of doing business in Russia

Perhaps Samsung are more likely to "buy" marketo share than Apple? Not sure if Samsung have lower standards of business ethics but that's important in Russia.

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Peak Apple: Yet ANOTHER supplier reports drop in demand

Thatbloke

It's about the revenue, stoopid

The key word here is REVENUE; not orders, not units. It's a well known fact that per-unit revenue for mass-produced products reduces hugely as time goes on. Also, the customers (possibly Apple in this case) apply pressure for lower and lower pricing whenever a procurement deal is in the offing. Plus, they may be buying from Laird's competitors.

Talk about trying to find a story where there isn't one! It's like CNN in Boston all again.

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Apple patents situational awareness for oblivious fanbois

Thatbloke
Trollface

Here we go...

"Blah, blah, blah, I had this on my Commodore C-64/Nokia N-95/Spectrum/Android/Braun shaver/Linux-based watch* years ago".

(* please choose appropriate)

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Samsung mocks Apple lawsuit in SuperBowl teaser ad

Thatbloke

Samsung reputable?

Not sure I'd want to buy anything more complex than a fridge from Samsung or LG. They've bought market share by being cheap and by offering handsets and tablets to the telecoms crowd at low, low prices. Their dominance is all the more sad when you look at the relatively poor performance of more reputable companies like (in terms of customer service and legacy support) MS, HP, RIM and Nokia - all of whom could have made a good play if they'd been quicker to see where the smartphone market was heading.

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Apple still top for slab-fondlers despite FLOOD of Xmas tablets

Thatbloke
FAIL

Buyer's remorse

Have you actually looked at the USAGE numbers for those low-priced Asian crappy tablets?

http://www.asymco.com/2012/11/26/the-android-engagement-paradox/

People are getting sucked into the "looks like an iPad, must be an iPad, except cheaper". They then get it home and realise it's rubbish.

Unlike A lot of Reg readers, most of the general public actually want something that works, has an ecosystem of Apps, is upgradeable (OS-wise) and doesn't require a degree to maintain it.

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