Linked by fran on Thu 17th Feb 2011 17:55 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless "Samsung Electronics has announced the bada 2.0 smartphone platform with support for near field communication (NFC), HTML5, the Wholesale Applications Community, multitasking and voice recognition. According to Samsung, bada 2.0 also comes with a new and improved software development kit (SDK) that opens up the platform to more developers working across different PC operating systems."
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Samsung
by fran on Thu 17th Feb 2011 19:43 UTC
fran
Member since:
2010-08-06

Here is a can do company that push three smartphone platforms (Anroid, Win7 phone and BADA) and prosper while offering there products at good prices.
They certainly dont have all there eggs in one basket.

I keep on admiring this company more and more.

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RE: Samsung
by Neolander on Thu 17th Feb 2011 20:05 UTC in reply to "Samsung"
Neolander Member since:
2010-03-08

Indeed. As far as I can tell, handset build quality is Samsung's weak point (at least in the low end), but otherwise they really seem to do great.

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RE: Samsung
by FunkyELF on Thu 17th Feb 2011 20:52 UTC in reply to "Samsung"
FunkyELF Member since:
2006-07-26

Yes and no.... I broke down and bought a new Samsung LCD a week before Superbowl and it came bundled with a Samsung Bluray Player.

Its nice because it can do Netflix and Pandora and can apparently have other applications created. However, when I go into Games, I only see Sudoku and 2 others, I go to Sports (plural) and see only one application (MLB.com).

Its nice that they do these kinds of things, but at the end of the day you'll never see as many applications on those kind of things as you will on a box that runs Android or Google TV.

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RE: Samsung
by _txf_ on Thu 17th Feb 2011 23:22 UTC in reply to "Samsung"
_txf_ Member since:
2008-03-17

True.

But you have to remember that Samsung had huge vertical integration advantages. It also is a major supplier to all its competitors, so they can afford brute force their strategy at very little risk.

It is probably the most vertically integrated phone (everything else too?) manufacturer at the moment.

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RE[2]: Samsung
by lenrek on Fri 18th Feb 2011 17:38 UTC in reply to "RE: Samsung"
lenrek Member since:
2005-07-07

In that case, how do you explain HTC?

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RE[3]: Samsung
by _txf_ on Fri 18th Feb 2011 22:03 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Samsung"
_txf_ Member since:
2008-03-17

Erm...

Htc is not developing their own operating system beside android and WP7. Also they don't produce dumbphones, nor are the 2nd largest phone manufacturer after Nokia.

But I imagine they have plenty of advantages being in taiwan (manufacturing deals etc).

What else is there to say?

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RE[4]: Samsung
by AKMask on Sun 20th Feb 2011 09:12 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Samsung"
AKMask Member since:
2011-01-28

HTC makes dumbphones... they have phones running the brew MP feature phone platform with a sense-esque skin

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RE[4]: Samsung
by lenrek on Sun 20th Feb 2011 14:18 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Samsung"
lenrek Member since:
2005-07-07
RE: Samsung
by B. Janssen on Fri 18th Feb 2011 10:04 UTC in reply to "Samsung"
B. Janssen Member since:
2006-10-11

Agreed, Nokia could learn a lot from these guys and girls.

Samsung diversifies with its own OS from the foundation of 3rd party products to gain independence and a bigger cut. Nokia had a solid and self-owned foundation but squandered it away and now has to seek salvation in the arms of an ISV. One can only hope that Nokia will not cease to R&D their own software to become independent again.

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How about Enlightenment ?
by ThomasFuhringer on Fri 18th Feb 2011 10:15 UTC
ThomasFuhringer
Member since:
2007-01-25

Is this related to their Enlightenment activities?

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Off-topic
by vodoomoth on Fri 18th Feb 2011 10:45 UTC
vodoomoth
Member since:
2010-03-30

I'm voting to have @fran enthroned as editor.

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