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mhhf1ve
mhhf1ve
7/9/2014 | 9:53:26 PM
Everyone in this market is entering the "plateau of productivity"
Hasn't the tech market seen this happen before? PCs had a huge spike.. and then leveled off and then now desktop sales are steadily declining... but not going away entirely (yet?). Smartphones and tablets and wearable or whatever comes next will likely follow similar paths as the market saturates and consumers can only own at most 2-3 smartphones simultaneously.... 
DOShea
DOShea
7/9/2014 | 5:49:21 PM
Maybe not the next BlackBerry...
...but still, changes ahead? http://online.wsj.com/articles/foreign-investors-put-pressure-on-samsung-1404758013

 
kq4ym
kq4ym
7/9/2014 | 9:09:17 AM
Re: Samsung factory robbed
Even a large heist in Brazil should not put that much of a dent in profits and sales. But Samsung is certainly suffering the results of increased competition in the industry. And it may not be a trend we see in the reduced profits but just a glitch in the normal ups and downs of sales.
Susan Fourtané
Susan Fourtané
7/9/2014 | 5:31:31 AM
Re: Samsung factory robbed
Kruz, 

Samsung made refernece to a decrease in sales of its high-end devices affecting both revenues and profits.

If we consider just the three new high-end devices Samsung launched since January, and then we consider the many consumers who are waiting for Apple's September announcement we can conclude that the possibilities of Samsung's sales being successful were not high.

And I am not even starting with the other six devices. Samsung is focusing in quantity, not in quality. Some people still appreciate quality in the first place.

-Susan   

 
Kruz
Kruz
7/9/2014 | 4:08:56 AM
Re: Samsung factory robbed
Its also due to the fact that the Korean currency is doing very well and that tablets are not that frequently replaced when compared to tablet PC. The phablets are also negatively affecting the tablets, especially in 3rd world countries.
Susan Fourtané
Susan Fourtané
7/9/2014 | 3:55:07 AM
Re: Samsung factory robbed
Kruz, 

If the robbery took place at the time of the game plating at the moment --which most likely did-- they had a least two to three hours to load all the devices and disappear. 

Samsung's slowdown was way before that, of course. Releasing nine new tablets in all low, mid, and high-end cathegories since January probably contributed to the slow down. That's too many new products in a very short time. There is no way it could have worked well. 

-Susan
DHagar
DHagar
7/8/2014 | 7:48:27 PM
Re: Samsung Factory Robbed
@Kruz, Incredible!  That must have taken a long time - they must have timed that to the World Cup, or something that would allow enough time to not be discovered.

To Ray's point though, it does make sense that the overall market growth would not keep the high-paced growth trajectory it was on.  Now, the competition will get stiffer.

I'm with you though, I have noticed the pictures are Samsung - I think they will do OK!
Kruz
Kruz
7/8/2014 | 9:18:59 AM
Samsung factory robbed
I might have an answer for Samy's slowdown. It's brazilian factory was robbed yesterday; a 36 millions worth of goods :) I wonder how much time it took them to load smartphones or tablets worth that amount!
Kruz
Kruz
7/8/2014 | 9:16:26 AM
MSFT?
I dont see MSFT causing a threat to Samy anytime soon. LG possibly with its latest flagships or the excellent Xperia Z phone series.

Has anyone noticed that during the WC, whenever a random spectator holding a phone and taking a picture is photographed, it's a Samsung?


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