Sunday, November 13, 2011

Samsung Galaxy Note catches up with Apple Ipad

Samsung Galaxy Note is fast catching up with Apple. At one time Apple Ipad was far ahead of Samsung Galaxy but slowly and surely the gap is narrowing now. The launch of Galaxy note is South East Asia has created a huge buzz. It is a great device and features the world’s first and largest 5.3” HD Super AMOLED display screen. This is an expansive high-resolution smart screen that provides an immersive and best in class viewing experience while its unique size ensures maximum portability coupled with enhanced usability. Additionally, the advanced pen-input technology, S Pen, combines with the GALAXY Note’s full-touch screen for a unique user experience. Taking full advantage of the large display, GALAXY Note users will be able to multi-task, create and consume more multimedia data, with fewer interruptions, while on the go.

It runs on Google Android and that allows it to tap into the large and growing app market. Google has already committed to supporting other players who were worried after its takeover of Motorola. Now with the field wide open in the smart phone and tablet market things will get interesting over time and it is anyone's market and up for grabs. Also with the commoditisation of the tablet market the prices are sure to fall giving great benefit to the buyers.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

IPhone 4S launch in Malaysia

IPhone 4S is quite popular in the whole world as can be seen from the huge lines and queues seen in different countries where it was launched. It is considered by many to be the last few legacy products from the great maestro Mr. Steve Jobs. He was supposedly involved till the last week in the discussion about apple products and IPhone in particular.

Malaysian have been avid fans of apple products. Even though the Iphone 4S is not launched yet in Malaysia the companies have started preparing for it. From the pattern of product offering from Maxis it looks like they have already start to prepare for the launch. They have started to phase out the old products. This can be surmised based on the fact that they don't have some of the old models and are slowly depleting the stock of even IPhone 4.

It is a great strategy to launch the products in a phased manner if there a great desire for the product and it is considered cool to have it. But it will be interesting to see if the same thing will apply once the product becomes more of a commodity and the star status fades away slowly.

For now I am part of one of the long lists of fans who is eagerly waiting for its launch in Malaysia.