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Samsung Wants a Slice of the Smartphone Pie
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msg:4074368
 3:59 pm on Feb 4, 2010 (gmt 0)

Samsung Wants a Slice of the Smartphone Pie [uk.reuters.com]
South Korea's Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said on Thursday it aimed to treble smartphone shipments this year to more than 18 million units as the world's second-biggest cellphone maker scrambles to make a mark in the fast-growing smartphone market.

"There'll be a big change in our smartphone strategy this year," Shin Jong-kyun, head of Samsung's mobile division told reporters.

"We plan to strengthen our smartphone business this year by not just improving hardware offerings but also beefing up content, applications, services."

 

Sierra_Dad




msg:4074531
 7:42 pm on Feb 4, 2010 (gmt 0)

I wonder what they mean by treble. ;)

Gartner also used the term:

"Research house Gartner expects the smartphone market would nearly treble to 525 million units by 2012 from 179 million in 2009."

Is this Google translator acting up?

Otherwise, this sounds good. More choice is better. This is probably good for Android too, depending on what this new strategy is.

mack




msg:4074561
 8:42 pm on Feb 4, 2010 (gmt 0)

Samsung have always made good products, and competition is always a good thing. I think Samsung need to rethink how they do smart phones. I have seen a few examples of fairly top end Samsung phones and they are more what I would term semi-smart.

Android powering a samsung phone is a logical step forward.

Mack.

buckworks




msg:4074566
 8:52 pm on Feb 4, 2010 (gmt 0)

Treble = three times

Sierra_Dad




msg:4074595
 9:27 pm on Feb 4, 2010 (gmt 0)

Treble = three times


Thanks. I have not commonly heard treble as a synonym for triple commonly used in US English, but I could certainly be behind the times, so I assumed a grammar/spell check error.

incrediBILL




msg:4075515
 7:43 pm on Feb 6, 2010 (gmt 0)

There are too many phone models already, it's getting insane.

Hopefully if they do this it's Android-based and not more Symbian stuff.

I could certainly be behind the times


Actually it's an old term, rarely used anymore except in legalese with terms like "treble damages" designed to confuse the masses.

Sierra_Dad




msg:4080936
 1:15 am on Feb 16, 2010 (gmt 0)

Hopefully if they do this it's Android-based and not more Symbian stuff.


It's neither. It's their own OS, called bada.

[wccftech.com...]

Initial response in commentary is "What are they thinking?"

Leosghost




msg:4080942
 1:25 am on Feb 16, 2010 (gmt 0)

Actually it's an old term, rarely used anymore except in legalese with terms like "treble damages" designed to confuse the masses.

And musicians ..and bookmakers ..

Maybe Samsung are trying to woo MS ..as in bada-bing :)

bizminder




msg:4105022
 7:09 am on Mar 26, 2010 (gmt 0)

Well after HTC, Apple and Nokia, we are waiting for Samsung to gear up for the smartphone market. The more the choices, the larger the market! :)

Sierra_Dad




msg:4105348
 6:11 pm on Mar 26, 2010 (gmt 0)

Well after HTC, Apple and Nokia, we are waiting for Samsung to gear up for the smartphone market.


Samsung is already in the SmartPhone market, whether it makes its own OS or not.

The more the choices, the larger the market!


Not necessarily true. People would not necessarily buy more toiletpaper if there were five manufacturers of it instead of three.

It's only true if the Samsung hardware with Samsung OS is unique enough from Samsung hardware with Android or Windows, that it encourages people to buy a smartphone that would otherwise buy a smartphone from any manufacturer with any OS. That's a pretty good stretch goal for Samsung.


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