iPhone 5 hard to beat other brands: traders Cong Sang By Cong Sang - The Saigon Times Daily Customers inspect cell phones whose sales have yet to be affected by iPhone 5 in Vietnam - Photo: Cong Sang HCMC - The feverish demand for iPhone 5 in Vietnam will not affect sales of other smartphone brands, trading companies said. Hoang Ngoc Vy, general director of Vien Thong A JSC, said sales of other high-end smartphones at her company remained intact even though iPhone 5 had arrived in the country. Similarly, Dinh Anh Huan, sales director of The Gioi Di Dong JSC, said customers had kept a wait-and-see attitude toward the debut of iPhone 5, thus affecting sales of other smartphone brands at his firm for a while. But now things have returned to normal, he said. Telcos rush to import iPhone 5 nano simcards By Ha Van - The Saigon Times Daily HCMC – Local mobile services providers are in a race to import nano simcards for users of iPhone 5. Speaking to the Daily, Nguyen … [Read more...] about iPhone 5 hard to beat other brands: traders
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Apple's next iPhone is official, and despite being the sixth iPhone model (technically), we know it's officially the iPhone 5. Taller, thinner, and a metal back … [Read more...] about Should you buy the iPhone 5?
C.T Land, Korean firm cut deal to develop logistics C.T Land, a subsidiary of C.T Group, on Tuesday signed a memorandum of understanding with CJ GLS Co. Ltd., a unit under South Korea’s CJ Group, to jointly develop the logistics system in Vietnam. The memorandum allows C.T Land to coordinate with the logistic and shipping company CJ GLS in exploiting the logistics systems, including workshops and warehouses, in Binh Duong in the south, Danang in the central region, and Bac Ninh in the north. C.T Group has completed C.T Song Than Logistics Complex covering over 7.6 hectares in Thuan An, Binh Duong, comprising normal, specialized and bonded warehouses, processing, packaging and distribution workshops and maintenance facilities. Under a business cooperation contract, C.T Land will develop storage facilities at agreed locations, while the Korean partner will invest in logistics technology, said C.T Group Chairman Tran Kim Chung. Chung said his company had invested US$12 million … [Read more...] about BUSINESS IN BRIEF 28/4
Several years ago, Vietnam witnessed the tendency of using renewed Black Berry products. And now it is witnessing the movement of hunting for renewed cheap iPhones. iPhone products are being collected in foreign countries and then carried to China, where the products are renewed before entering the Vietnamese market. The old phones, which have been upgraded to look like brand new products, have been welcomed by many Vietnamese users, who do not have much money, but want to use high grade products. Showing the first-generation iPhone in silver color, Duc Lam in district 4 of HCM City said he bought it at 3.2 million dong. Lam knows that the iPhone is an old product which has been renewed, but he still decided to buy the product, because the phone looks very good and especially, it fits Lam’s pocket. Especially, Lam feels satisfied with his iPhone with an aluminum cover, because his phone turns out to be an “original” product. Duc Trung in district 3 of HCM City … [Read more...] about Renewed iPhone 2G flooding in Vietnam
Local bidders want change as foreigners often win Local bidders are calling for the removal of the lowest-cost bidding criteria to prevent foreign contractors, especially the Chinese, from winning bids for most of the projects by offering extremely low prices while failing to ensure the quality of their construction work. At the conference held by the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry to deliberate possible revision and amendment to the bidding law, Doctor Vu Gia Quynh, general secretary of the Vietnam Association of Construction Contractor (VACC), said there was almost no local contractor who could outbid the Chinese. "And the price we pay for this is so many poor-quality construction projects," he said, adding the law should be carefully revised. Nguyen Quoc Hiep, general director of the Global Petro Invest Corporation, said Vietnamese contractors had little chance of winning bids for projects financed by the World Bank, the Asian Development Bank or ODA … [Read more...] about BUSINESS IN BRIEF 8/10