Posts tagged: apple


By , December 16, 2015 9:01 am

We are living in a world where:

  1. Apple has no apple in its inventory.
  2. Amazon is not based in South America.
  3. Alibaba has no competitor in Iraq.

Something interesting is going on.

Microsoft & Apple, again

By , December 16, 2015 7:58 am
  1. Sản phẩm đầu tiên mang tên Surface của Microsoft là bàn/tủ làm việc thông minh năm 2007. Đương nhiên là thất bại.
  2. Năm 2000, 10 năm trước khi Steve Jobs giới thiệu iPad, Bill Gates đã giới thiệu máy tính bảng.
    Rất nhiều lý do đưa ra để bỉ bai vụ này nhưng…
  3. Năm 2015, early adopter và tech geek phấn khích với Surface laptop+tablet hybrid nhưng có thể lại flop.
    Thế thì quay ngược lại tablet năm 2000 hay Courier 2008, chắc gì đã bán được mà tiếc.
  4. Apple đã thất bại với sản phẩm doanh nghiệp, ví dụ server và workstation cho mass, nên tỏ ra tụi tao làm thiết bị cá nhân.
  5. Apple có tiếng bán hàng cho mass vì ĐẸP nên vừa ra cục pin không đẹp là bị chửi ngay lập tức, khỏi test.

Thôi vãn tuồng, hạ màn, ma nào về nhà nấy đê.

Samsung losing the law suit against Apple

By , August 27, 2012 6:53 pm
  • Share price drops.
  • The ban is only on legacy products. Galaxy S3 unaffected.
  • $1b fine is too cheap to secure #2 position and #1 in China & Asia-Pacific.
  • $1b fine is too cheap compared to $25b profit from copying since 2007.
  • Good publicity: Samsung is set in consumers’ mind as #2 smart phone maker.

Chart from Reuters

What happened to AOL?

By , August 18, 2012 8:01 pm

iPhone vs. Android phones vs. Blackberry | iPad vs. Android tablets

By , March 24, 2012 10:01 am

Why retail for feature phones is more profitable than for smart phones

By , January 31, 2012 5:38 pm
  1. Smart phone vendors including Samsung, Sony, HTC, Motorola, LG, Dell, Asus, Acer, ZTE, Huawei compete on price, desperately trying to win market share from Apple. They leave the feature phone to the sole Nokia (plus some Asian brands)
  2. A smart phone is of high(er) value => buyers have the incentive to compare prices before buying.  I am assuming an elastic demand market, and one in which buyers are less restricted to carriers.
  3. Smart phones are attracting attention and coverage of mass and social media => buyers are better informed of prices. For example, I visit at least 5 websites to compare prices and asked numerous times on Facebook before buying my Samsung Galaxy Note.
  4. It’s not that feature phone buyers lack the money for smart phones, but they simply do not want the complexity of smart phones. This group is willing to pay $25-50 more for convenience (next-door shop) and guarantee (retail brand). Note that big retail brands like sells at premium compared to other chains.
  5. In fact, the feature phone buyers don’t even know or care that they are paying a premium. The common behavior is for a buyer to go to a shop and ask "I want a nice simple phone with camera and music player". The salesperson then guess the budget from the appearance of the buyer and start recommending ones that are most inline with with the retail’s inventory.

Photo: Nokia 6230i, my first feature phone

iPad 2 vs. Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1

By , January 18, 2012 12:25 am

ipad 2 apple samsung galaxy tab 10.1 flash adobe

iPad 2 Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 Winner
Read & Edit Microsoft Office 2010 files by default No


Processor 1GHz 1GHz Draw
Memory 512Mb 1Gb Tab
Screen size 9.7″ 10.1″ Tab
Resolution 1024×768
Cameras Front 0.3mp
Rear 0.7mp, no flash
Front 2mp
Rear 3mp, LED flash, autofocus, geotagging
Speaker Mono Stereo Tab
Weight 607g 565g Tab
Icon per screen 25 35 Tab
Operating system iOS 4.3.3
Apps work better in higher resolution
Upgradable to iOS 5
Android Honeycomb 3.1
with TouchWiz UX
Upgradable to Honeycomb 3.2
Battery 7 hours Netflix streaming 5 hours Netflix streaming Pad
Apps More apps Cheaper apps Tab
Adobe Flash No Yes Tab
Touch screen Smoother Smooth Pad
Bluetooth 2.1 3.0 Tab
Case Aluminum Rubber back Pad 14m1 12m59 Tab 14m1 12m 15m599 13m999


As for me personally one single feature – compatibility with Microsoft Office 2010 by default – dwarves all other aspects. If I didn’t have a Samsung Galaxy Note I would definitely go for Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1!


Samsung Galaxy Note Review

By , December 31, 2011 7:32 pm

If you haven’t read the specifications of the Note you can do that by clicking here

The foremost significance of the Note is its size: 5.3″, compared to 3.5″ of iPhone

iPhone 4 vs. Samsung Galaxy Note vs. iPad 2

iPhone 4 vs. Samsung Galaxy Note vs. iPad 2. Image Source

  1. Perfect solution for me: ONE gadget that works as both a phone and a tablet which CAN fit in my pants’ and jeans’ pockets
  2. The large screen minimizes mistyping for my thumbs. I always messed up with iPhone and similar-sized screens. The minimum I’m comfortable with is landscape Samsung Galaxy S II. It took Apple’s competitors 4 years to make decent pure touch-screen phones.

    Samsung Galaxy Note S II

    Samsung Galaxy Note vs. Samsung Galaxy S II

  3. The virtual keyboard of Galaxy series is better than that of HTC Sensation, I feel like the animation of Sensation bounds back at my finger too hard
  4. The touch screen is not as responsive as that of HTC, but is still good
  5. The Super AMOLED screen is terrific
  6. Most of the time I don’t need to zoom in while surfing
  7. I feel like the browser is not as good as Safari. However, Adobe Flash is a plus.
  8. I can slip the tablet into my pocket without a bulge. In fact, because the tablet is thin, it lies neatly along the pocket compared to thicker models like Blackberry Torch 9810Samsung Galaxy Note Review thin
  9. The stylus is think enough, and control feels just right
  10. Battery lasts for a whole work day which is beyond my expectation
  11. The design is sleek and on par with that of iPhone 4S
  12. More customization compared to iPhone 4S
  13. Memory: even with devices of 16Gb, Android 2.3 still partitions 2Gb for system memory. At least 500Mb is occupied by the operating system. 2Gb system memory is not enough for applications.

Why hasn’t Case-Mate released a Barely There for Samsung Galaxy Note?

Traces of Gerontocracy

By , September 16, 2011 9:05 am

While Android is struggling on tablet screen, Microsoft launches the tablet-friendly Windows 8.

EA returns to the spotlight.

Mobile Platforms Market Share, update August 2011

By , September 1, 2011 3:13 am

mobile platform market share comscore

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