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Chinese innovation Singapore needs desperately.

Post by zzm9980 » Tue, 16 Sep 2014 6:17 am

No, not special edition Hello Kitty. But the next best thing...

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[quote]Chinese City Launches Special Lane for Cellphone Addicts

If you’re tired of walking behind someone who’s trudging along as they text, has this Chinese city got the sidewalk for you.

Last week, the city of Chongqing unveiled a lane specially designated for people who want to walk as they use their cellphones. “Cellphones, walk in this lane at your own risk”

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Post by rajagainstthemachine » Tue, 16 Sep 2014 6:32 am

I think we need a dedicated lane for Apple and Samsung user's
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Post by zzm9980 » Tue, 16 Sep 2014 6:48 am

rajagainstthemachine wrote:I think we need a dedicated lane for Apple and Samsung user's
That's what this is. What percentage of smartphone users in Singapore have something that isn't Apple or Samsung - 2%?

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Post by rajagainstthemachine » Tue, 16 Sep 2014 6:52 am

zzm9980 wrote:
rajagainstthemachine wrote:I think we need a dedicated lane for Apple and Samsung user's
That's what this is. What percentage of smartphone users in Singapore have something that isn't Apple or Samsung - 2%?
:lol: :lol: trying to give a brand, unable to give a brand.
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Post by zzm9980 » Tue, 16 Sep 2014 7:37 am

rajagainstthemachine wrote:
zzm9980 wrote:
rajagainstthemachine wrote:I think we need a dedicated lane for Apple and Samsung user's
That's what this is. What percentage of smartphone users in Singapore have something that isn't Apple or Samsung - 2%?
:lol: :lol: trying to give a brand, unable to give a brand.
Ehh, Sony Xperia, HTC Ones, and Blackberries (from old Indonesian aunties, uncles, and maids) probably make up the last 2%.

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Post by rajagainstthemachine » Tue, 16 Sep 2014 7:53 am

zzm9980 wrote:
rajagainstthemachine wrote:
zzm9980 wrote: That's what this is. What percentage of smartphone users in Singapore have something that isn't Apple or Samsung - 2%?
:lol: :lol: trying to give a brand, unable to give a brand.
Ehh, Sony Xperia, HTC Ones, and Blackberries (from old Indonesian aunties, uncles, and maids) probably make up the last 2%.
I know I was just kidding, add to that list Indian brands Karbonn and Micromax and XOLO that half the Indian FW's and Bangla's buy.
btw Micromax outsold Samsung in India :o
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Post by curiousgeorge » Tue, 16 Sep 2014 8:29 am

I've been a Windows Phone user since 2010. Nokia* is churning out great hardware with the best cameras on the market...they just don't get the column inches that Apple/Samsung get. Everybody I've demo'd my phone to is amazed at how fast/neat/user-friendly Windows Phone is.

I mean, everybody gets excited over Optical Image Stabilisation in the new iPhone+ but we've had that over a year with a 41mpx sensor on the Lumia 1020. (yes, 41mpx. It blows away any Apple/Samsung camera on the market).

And my phone lasts more than a day without charging :P

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Post by the lynx » Tue, 16 Sep 2014 9:04 am

You're forgetting Nexus and Motorola...

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Post by Akimbo » Tue, 16 Sep 2014 9:11 am

How about, texting in one lane, K-Dramas in another, and the last for us regular walkers?
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Post by rajagainstthemachine » Tue, 16 Sep 2014 9:24 am

curiousgeorge wrote:I've been a Windows Phone user since 2010. Nokia* is churning out great hardware with the best cameras on the market...they just don't get the column inches that Apple/Samsung get. Everybody I've demo'd my phone to is amazed at how fast/neat/user-friendly Windows Phone is.

I mean, everybody gets excited over Optical Image Stabilisation in the new iPhone+ but we've had that over a year with a 41mpx sensor on the Lumia 1020. (yes, 41mpx. It blows away any Apple/Samsung camera on the market).

And my phone lasts more than a day without charging :P
I have to agree, I have an 820 and a 1020, camera on the 1020 blows away anything I've seen.
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Post by zzm9980 » Tue, 16 Sep 2014 9:24 am

curiousgeorge wrote:I've been a Windows Phone user since 2010. Nokia* is churning out great hardware with the best cameras on the market...they just don't get the column inches that Apple/Samsung get. Everybody I've demo'd my phone to is amazed at how fast/neat/user-friendly Windows Phone is.

I mean, everybody gets excited over Optical Image Stabilisation in the new iPhone+ but we've had that over a year with a 41mpx sensor on the Lumia 1020. (yes, 41mpx. It blows away any Apple/Samsung camera on the market).

And my phone lasts more than a day without charging :P
That's awesome, but still no one uses them.
the lynx wrote:You're forgetting Nexus and Motorola...
The Nexus models are just Samsungs, LGs, etc re-branded.

and both of you missed I was making a tongue-in-cheek post, not trying to post some factual survey of what handsets people use...

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Post by Addadude » Tue, 16 Sep 2014 9:39 am

Judging by the continual announcements inside Hong Kong's MTR - "Please hold the handrail and do not just look at your mobile phone" (or words to that effect) repeated in Cantonese and English, eyes-constantly-glued-to-cell-phone-itis is not just a Singapore condition
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Post by nakatago » Wed, 17 Sep 2014 4:18 am

curiousgeorge wrote:I've been a Windows Phone user since 2010. Nokia* is churning out great hardware with the best cameras on the market
Hold on to your precious Nokia--Microsoft is killing the brand name.
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