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Samsung Loses Grip On China
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Mobile_Future
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Mobile_Future,
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8/6/2014 | 5:53:19 PM
Re: Xiaomi phone components
Thanks Thomas- do you know if either of those companies supply the RF components of the phone?
Thomas Claburn
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Thomas Claburn,
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8/6/2014 | 3:34:48 PM
Re: Xiaomi phone components
Some of the suppliers often thought of as Chinese companies are actually Taiwanese firms, like Foxconn and Pegatron.
Mobile_Future
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Mobile_Future,
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8/6/2014 | 12:24:18 PM
Xiaomi phone components
Does anyone know where Xiaomi is getting their phone components? Are they sourcing these from Chinese suppliers or are they working with Qualcomm, Samsung, TriQuint, Skyworks, etc. to get their parts? What is the RF front end and PA solution? It would be interesting to see if they are focused on Chinese parts.
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8/6/2014 | 7:28:51 AM
Re: samsung loses grip on china: conspiracies everywhere
Yes I think the US would do that.  Some of us are old enough to remember the "Buy American/Made in the USA" push of the late 70s and early 80s.  I think we have reached the point where we can't squeeze starter jobs out of the economy any more so we need to bring some of that manufacturing back. It won't be quick but I do think we'll see some bigger companies bring their focus back home.
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8/5/2014 | 5:50:41 PM
Re: samsung loses grip on china: conspiracies everywhere
can't say.  china has our money and our jobs.  and our technology.  every time we saved a dime sending work to china, we lost a dollar of our own security.  we should have kept the jobs at whatever cost.  when the lights go out, you can't go to the grocery store for food.  what you have is what you're going to have.  this country doesn't make shoes, for crying out loud.  the money we saved is gone.  the jobs we had are gone.  our tech lead is gone.  but, we've got that dime.  only, it's not worth a dime.  and we need shoes.
Thomas Claburn
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Thomas Claburn,
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8/5/2014 | 4:50:38 PM
Re: samsung loses grip on china: conspiracies everywhere
I wonder whether the US would adopt a similar policy of favoring native firms if it were economically disadvantaged compared to China.
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StacyM589,
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8/5/2014 | 1:26:26 PM
Re: Hugo Barra's name misspelled
One of the hottest Android tablets right now is the new Xiaomi - MiPad, with one of the only U.S. sites so far to offer this new model is called -- iProTablet - and features the MiPad - 64GB edition ($338) which offers power and features to rival the iPad Mini - 64GB edition ($599).

The MiPad offers a 7.9 inch, 2048X1536 Retina-quality display (Sharp Technology) and what is considered to be the world's most powerful mobile processor, the New Tegra K1 (192-core) with graphics processing power that compares to gaming devices such as the XBox 360; the MiPad also offers a Sony 8 Megapixel rear camera with an F/2.0 aperture, premium speakers, a 6700 mAh battery (12 hours) and Android 4.4 Kit Kat.
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LastC318,
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8/5/2014 | 1:24:30 PM
samsung loses grip on china: conspiracies everywhere
my immediate vision was when chinese companies start taking the lead from foreign companies, the long term plan is working.  invite foreigners to take advantage of our cheap labor until you have their technology, then start making your own.  thank you, very much.  i suspect the original idea was to flood the market with their own products to disrupt the world economy, but now i see them turning west to flood russia in their gas and oil deals.  maybe both.  if i were a megalomaniac, that's what i would do.  the achilles heel of capitalism is they'll sell you the rope to hang them with.  samsung may be the first of many to learn the hard way - to paraphrase - if you sell a man a fish, he'll eat for a day.  but, if you teach a man to fish, you'll lose your business. 
Paul_Travis
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Paul_Travis,
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8/5/2014 | 12:51:07 PM
Re: Hugo Barra's name misspelled
Typo fixed. Thanks.
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yinergy,
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8/5/2014 | 12:38:10 PM
Hugo Barra's name misspelled
FYI, there's a typo, let's make sure Hugo Barra's name is spelled correctly, since he is credited with taking Xiaomi global in a big way. cheers.


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