Smart-phones are changing consumer behavior: Google Hoang Phi By Hoang Phi - The Saigon Times Daily HCMC – Smart phones are inducing drastic changes in the consumer behavior and thus enterprises need to make changes as well to better approach their customers, Google experts told a press conference in HCMC on Tuesday. At the press conference, Google experts said smart-phones had become an indispensable part of life and that a smart-phone revolution was going on. According to a survey conducted by Google in the first quarter this year, the number of smart-phone users accounts for up to 20% of the total population of Vietnam. The report shows that up to 70% of the respondents said they used smart-phones to access the Internet while 50% said they wouldn’t leave home without taking the gadget along. This indicates enterprises could connect and approach new consumers if they know how to combine smart-phones into their business strategies. Simon Kahn, chief marketing officer … [Read more...] about Smart-phones are changing consumer behavior: Google
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No-contract carriers can slice your smartphone bill over the course of two years. But you may still opt for a pricier contract instead. The question is: How much do you really gain by going prepaid, and what do you lose from the subscriber experience? Without a doubt, no-contract carriers like MetroPCS, Virgin Mobile, Boost Mobile, and Cricket Wireless can dramatically cut your monthly cell phone bill, but there are trade-offs. I'm not going to dive into every carrier's pricing structure and phone offerings, so for the sake of comparison, I'm going to break down the cost of ownership over a two-year span for two carriers: Verizon, which has the most U.S. subscribers, and MetroPCS, the country's largest prepaid network. Samsung's Galaxy S3 makes a good model device thanks to its ubiquity across seven carriers; the 16GB version has a $199.99 base price for most contract providers. Now, that $200 charge isn't the phone's true cost; it's the price that Verizon and the … [Read more...] about Prepaid or postpaid?: The fight for your cell phone dollars
Apple's tablets made up 55 per cent of third-quarter shipments, but it lost 14 per cent to Android competitors, according to new research. Three years. That's how long it's been since Nokia has offered a phone for the largest carrier in the US: a unique (and yet wholly forgettable) device known as the Twist. Needless to say, the arrival of the Lumia 822 at Verizon Wireless comes at a crucial time for Nokia, which must quickly establish itself in the United States if it hopes to remain a legitimate contender in the smartphone realm. That's a lot of weight to carry on one's shoulders -- even for a mighty Finn. … [Read more...] about Nokia Lumia 822 review: the pride of Espoo returns to Verizon Wireless
At the tail end of Microsoft's marathon Windows Phone Summit keynote, the company's own Kevin Gallo said the following: "Everyone in the Windows ecosystem benefits." He was waxing poetic about the myriad new features coming to the outfit's latest and greatest mobile operating system, and nothing about his quote was incorrect. Developers will adore the shared codebase. Users will adore the new additions to the software framework. Carriers probably won't shun the opportunity to push yet another platform this holiday season. But the one word in there that sticks out most to me is this: "Windows." I've been wrestling with the ecosystem issue for some time, but the gravity of it has never been so evident. Starting in 2008, one could argue that it stopped being purely about hardware. Purely about design. Purely about software. Purely about partnerships. Particularly when it came to smartphones. Slate-style handsets were en vogue years ago, with design changing extremely little and … [Read more...] about Editorial: Windows Phone 8 looks good, but can it uproot those entrenched in other ecosystems?
Is it possible to kick the online games habit? Yes, but it isn't easy, say experts.A pilot program in HCM City shows it can be done. Almost as difficult as drug rehab After four years living in the world of multiuser games, all Minh has left at the age of 29 is his bare hands and a big challenge: giving up games. "I started playing computer games just to know how it was," Minh's said. The first multiuser games were distributed in Vietnam in late 2004. At that time, Minh was temporarily working at an Internet café. He'd earned a degree in electro-magnetics but hadn't yet found a suitable job. Minh at first played a multiuser game when the Internet café had few customers but he gradually became an afficianado. He started going to the Internet café at five or six am and returned home at midnight. Then he moved a bed into the back room and stayed at the Internet café all the time. At that time, Internet cafes collected six to nine thousand dong … [Read more...] about Game addicts struggle to escape from the virtual world