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Development of using Gadgets in Market

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I remember the time when newspaper, an old radio, a landline telephone set, and a gigantic TV set which were just able to broadcast national television programs, were the only tools of entertainment available in every household of Pakistan. People use to watch national channels for every purpose like news, entertainment etc. The only channels of communication were landline telephones and post. Radio was the only thing which can play music. And we all were quite happy back then too. But as we all know that time never remain the same. It keeps on changing. But if we talk particularly about gadgets, then time has changed in Pakistan in quite a revolutionary way. Almost every latest gadget and technology is now available in Pakistan. In this article I will talk about the changing trends of using technology in Pakistan and most particularly I will talk about gadgets.

The father of all gadgets

The father of all gadgets

Let’s start with the first gadget, which I would say has proved to be a father of all gadgets. It is none other than Mobile phone. After the technology boom in Pakistan, this gadget has gained the immense popularity. Almost 80% people living in Pakistan’s urban cities are using a mobile phone. Mobile phone has been dedicated as a technology of the decade internationally, and it should be in Pakistan as well. Today, it is the toughest job to identify a single adult or even a teen ager who does not possess a mobile phone. The great contributors in Pakistan’s great mobile revolution are Nokia Mobile, Samsung Mobiles, Sony Ericson, and other companies. The latest mobile phone technology is Smartphone technology. And Pakistan is the most potent market when it comes to smart phones. And this can be witnessed by looking the number of unofficial iphone Smartphone sales all around the Pakistan. It is one of the bestselling phones in the history of Pakistan.

Television the most commonly used gadget

But it is now in the smartest shape ever. Statistics tells that more than 70% household in Pakistan are having a television set at their household. This gadget has faced so many revolutions, from simple TV to Plasma, from plasma to LCD, and now from LCD to LED. It is getting slimmer with every passing day. People in Pakistan who do not afford a new LCD and TV buy used LCD or a Used TV, but they do have this technology no matter what and how. Another worth mentioning thing here is that trend in changing technology of a television is also increasing quite rapidly. People who once used to have a television are now having a LCD of minimum a plasma TV.

The others

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Then comes other gadgets like gaming devices, Cameras and music players. The launch of gaming device from big players like Sony and Microsoft the trend of buying gaming device has clearly gone up. Youngsters are buying both portable devices along with classic devices. Music players are another bestselling gadget in Pakistan. So many companies like Audionic came into the small, and big sized music players industry, but they haven’t got the desired success because of the officially launched IPOD in Pakistan. Another most widely spread trend is of cameras. After the official launch of Sony, Nikon and canon in Pakistan, this trend seems to be increasing day by day because almost everyone nowadays posses a handheld camera.

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Samsung Galaxy SIV with its Goods and Bads

samsung-galaxy-s1_originalSamsung Galaxy SIV just like its forerunner has got the red carpet welcome from its millions of fans. Cool it is, the long awaiting Samsung Galaxy SIIV unleashed on 15 March and the heart beat of all Samsung lovers get faster. This is what I can say accomplishment. People are expecting more and more, the galaxy SIV is associated with the name of elegance and style this is what people wants from the new galaxy SIV.

People are waiting for this valuable mobile device when it will get the place into the shelves of leading stores. The brand new android based Smartphone is a piece of attraction for everyone though it costs higher than its predecessors. Whatever the issues are, I know one thing that I am in love with Samsung Galaxy SIV and certainly it is included in my wish list.

The Hot Samsung Galaxy SIV is on the top of your wish list:

Samsung GalaxyS4 is onto the top of new Smartphone list, but the ultimate user find some flaws, however Samsung did not embark over such issue. The prices of SGS4 really surprised its followers; the price is getting varied in different regions accordingly which describe the potential and the magnitude of the demand of SGS4 country to country, here is the pricing summary.

  • Samsung Galaxy S4 Warranty Europe: price of 599 €
  • Samsung Galaxy S4 Italy Warranty: price of € 699
  • Availability of the Galaxy S4 Italian: the first two weeks of May
  • Availability of the Galaxy S4 in Europe from April 26 (UK)

The more disappointing fact is this that Samsung’s arrival is not on the similar date in different country of EU. It is reported that stunning Samsung Galaxy S4 arrival is delayed due to the specific technology changing ( Octa-Core Exynos ) that is the demand set for the country like Italy.

Debate on SGS4 features:

samsung-galaxy-s4-screenshot-jelly-bean-interfaceSamsung exclusive features are another source of attraction and hot topic for debate all around the world and in technology circle as well.
The new Smartphone is missing the feature of wireless charging that has become the hot topic of the day. Whatever the reason is Samsung does not included this feature in SGS4, however mobile users are inclined towards wireless charging, but the accessories of Samsung can enable this feature. Perhaps this action was taken to save the money or reduce the cost, here are the probabilities but it is sure that this feature is missing in SGS4.
The processor of the SGS4 is featured as Octo core inside but in reality the two sets of four cores are joined together to improve the performance and extends the battery life. I don’t think that Samsung will take the initiative to enhance the processing capacity to 1.6GHz that is featured in SGS4 to .8GHz, or even 2GHz or beyond in the SGS5.

The Camera, Screen and storage features are terrific:

440x330-samsung-galaxy-s4-cameraThe android Smartphone is equipped with the latest version of Android: 4.2.2. Samsung is determined to cover the latest software to enhance the usability of the new mobile.

The screen of SGS4 is keeping the same full-HD 1080p display. Samsung is not looking forward to enhance the 5-inch display or increase the resolution because it does not want to compromise on picture quality and visual graphics.

Samsung has introduced the most outstanding features of storage; the storage of GalxyS4 is 2GB with micro SD slot that makes it a complete library for all your favorite music videos as well as for your important documents.

Samsung is following the Google trending Cloud storage and proved vital to work on any carrier and band around the globe. However Samsung and the mobile market are not only relying to Google cloud storage as it know the nerves of every consumer and every user is not technology oriented so the Micro sdcard slot is inevitable to be the exclusive feature of SGS4.

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Facebook secretly working to integrate Hashtags

qMore than one year has been spent that Facebook officials are working on this project, intended to display news content. However, Fcebook is not making something very different as it has already been experience on Flipboard Inc., we can say it old version, but waiting for new version as Facebook Reader.

Fcaebook officials are hiding this news:

Well, it is not clear when Facebook will introduce this project publically. The reader project has only one aim to grab the attention of the users and to attract more ads. For Facebook it’s a challenge to maintain its one billion users online from Smartphone. However Facebook officials are denying from this news, it seems that company is keener to work on its future endeavors rather than advertising them. Such technology focus goals are crucial for Facebook as it always interested to increase its market share. It seems that Facebook is passing from its innovation phase. All is done to redefine its uniqueness being a social giant.

Is Facebook trying to capture user’s interst:

htc-touch-diamond-01People are getting more and more habitual of Facebook, people access Facebook from its Smartphone, table like iPhone smartphone. As they are updating each and every moment of their life, thus, enhancing the usability of this social network. The social media platform is too much popular among the masses that it is used by the consumer to follow their interest by sharing, photos and posts of family and loved ones. Facebook is striving hard to become a real user interest so that they can have real time experience of news. That’s why Facebook introduced Hashtag feature so that the display of content could be imminent from new publishers. And people can easily find out the conversation based on some words that can be highlighted by using the sign “#” At an event Zuckerberg said he wished Facebook to be “the best personalized newspaper in the world.”

Its more than a project it’s a great opportunity:

The idea of Flipboard is truly amazing that people loved to have it, and it is only though online influence that people come to know about the famous contents. Apps like Flipboard collect the news from publishers and sometimes from online connections which causes its popularity. On the other hand LinkedIn is also determined to become the “definitive professional publishing platform”

However it is a common observation that people are spending more time on using their Samsung mobilethat the user on Facebook glides quickly the posts before moving to another thing. Well, Facebook has strong competitor in this market, both Twitter and LinkedIn is doing aggressive content marketing and the Fliboard is a constant threat with a 50 million users. Well if it proves successful then it would be a great opportunity especially from advertising perspective.

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Is Apple iOS7 can be a big bang in mobile market

aplle aioWhen we heard about iOS 7 then we can expect something very different and new from Apple. It seems that Apple is tried to get everything that it missing previously. iOS7 has got some promising features that assure a big change in the six years old operating system. Here is everything you can have in the newly design iOS in your mobile.

Sir Jony Ive’s “flat design” is now a part the new OS system. It is believed that iOS 7 has the full capability to dominate your home screen. iOS 7 can fight with mobile spam and can automatically block calls and messages from specific numbers. Apple is doing everything to make the user’s experience great. So here is Apple’s new bandwagon iOS7.

Flat design:

Apple-iPadIt seems that Apple is now ready to rule the world with new passion. As it has published IOS transition guide to help the developers to adopt flat design while developing mobile apps.
Now it’s not white bars that will tell you on a black background what are the signal strength of a specific network. But it is replaced with white and grey dots that show signal strength on a transparent background.

The lock screen that is offered by iOS7 has been changed for the first time in Apple’s six year’s history. The screen is so simple that there is no colorful bar on top or bottom to unlock or lock the slide. Slides are visible above the back ground images that you want to unlock. These slides may consist of Apps and different icons of your interest like folders and documents.

Features:

Apple has tried its best to make everything simple in its iPhone and
Apple iPad; the notification panel which we can find on iOS 7 is not dark grey any more. Now it has a very smooth look and makes you more clearly visible birthdays, upcoming events and calendar so that you can have a quick view on all these abruptly. All apps are visible with the white background except stock and weather apps. So Apple has tried to make the flat design along with it transparency is the core idea while designing iOS7. Apple’s keyboard is more transparent with white background that everything running behind it is visible. So this is all about Apple’s new looking.

Multi-tasking-SIRI-iTunes all in iOS7.

ios7With iOS 7 control center you can easily modify brightness, volume, and other settings like WifI, airplane mode, rotation clock.iOS7 also allows you multitasking between all third party apps. Just double click the home button to enter into multi-tasking mode.

With iOS7 you can open safari straight into full screen mode with the option to bring search bar at the top. You can share share sheets by using AIRDROP on iOS7.iOS7 allows to share photos and videos by using AIRDROP or I Cloud. Moreover in the new operating system Apple has updated Siri with a new voice. iOS in the car allows you to search direction and listen music. In the new iOS you can find updates about apps in the background.

1750612-the-dangerously-clean-water-used-to-make-your-iphone-rotatorApple has also introduced iTunes Radio that provides you access to 26-million title iTunes catalog. It’s customizable and you can get ad-free experience. In case you
used iphone is stolen it can be easily taken back. What you need to do is to make your I Cloud password. If they turn of your find my iPhone app then they can’t turn it on until they know the i Cloud password. Activation lock is a great feature in this regard.

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Huawei P6 at a glance

huaweiChina’s largest Smartphone manufacturing company Huawei has introduced the world’s slimmest mobile phone. Thus outshine Samsung and apple’s latest Smartphone. This is what mobile lovers are seeking for and Huawei finally won the competition. This new what mobile is known as P6. Well no one is expecting such a charisma from Huawei but still they prove it that they have all the guts to let down the big giants of mobile market like Samsung and Apple. The new Huawei P6 is ultra- thin at 6.18mm, with full metal body weighing 120g. The exclusive features of this thinnest mobile of the world are so appealing that you never let yourself to miss the chance of not having it.

with a 2000mAh battery, quad core 1.5GHz processor with 2GB RAM and screen is 4.7 inches, new Huawei P6 has everything that can cast a magical spell on you. What mobile feature is missing in Huwai P6 that it does not have LTE capability like Samsung and Apple Smartphone but it will acquire this sharp feature in October this year.

Hot look:

phoneIf I have to say something about this phone, I would say it’s marvelous and stylish. Until now there is no parallel of such a superb mobile device. Full metal body is a guarantee that it is very solid, so there is no issue of breakage or any crack. The
Smartphone is available in three awesome colors black white and pink. The interesting fact about P6 is it has a stick out on the bottom left of the phone, to insert the SIM or micro SD card slot, you need to shake the extractor and it will open up in your hand that will open a big channel in your phone. When you open the SIM slot you need to adjust the SIM. Moreover when you open it will be quite clean and after that here is every chance that it fills with dust. However you have to keep it in a very safe way.

Emotion User Interface.

iso  Huawei does it best in introducing the latest     version of the emotion UI, but it’s not what mobile  like Apple iOS has. The permission manger allows you to view and change apps assortment and functions. This also offers anti-spy software option such as protect camera and prevents apps from taking secretly shots without your notice. However the user interface is not so much attractive with  three custom themes. But Huawei has more than 100 themes online so you can choose one of the best out of it. It is observed that the Smartphone can run smoothly with its quad core 1.5 GHz.

Camera.

AscendP6-HandsOn-10-580-100As I have observed the camera is outclassing of P6. The device can take quick photos with 8MP and an aperture of F2.0. The camera is so powerful that it can capture every detail of your facial expression more clearly. The P6 is empowered with front face camera that is 5MP that can capture your perfect image. With bright colors, the images look very fantastic, with the screen resolution of 720 by 1280 pixels; P6 has every excellent feature that can let you to fall in love with it.
I guess has all the best qualities that make it number 1 Smartphone. No doubt
Huawei has done its best.

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What is missing in IOS that Android already having

indexIf we talk about operating systems in the long run, then no deny in it that Android is open and you can customize it whereas IOS is not allowing you to customize it. That’s why Apple has started to modify IOS and its doing it by announcing iOS7 for iPhone5. Because people are expecting more personalization and Apple is trying to provide them full privacy with so much ease. At WWDC Tim Cook said in this regard that apple wants to make IOS more open but not at the customer’s risk to have bad experience. Apple is intended to apply some Android option for IOS.

User are now more matured, it was five years ago when Smartphone are driving the users but now things has changed now users are in this position that they can fully understand what they really need using an iPhone. Tim cook said “people don’t need any training to operate their iPhone Smartphone. They are well-conversant in this regard, and are getting more prone to their Smartphone.

Apple is only interested to provide the new user as much ease as they can. If a newbie install any app on his Smartphone and don’t know how to remove the old one it’s a bad experience on ser end. Apple is committed to make it user friendly in such a way that the old user should not get confused or get stuck.

In order to achieve the highest level of accuracy IOS user needs some of the capabilities needs to discuss below.

Keyboard substitution:

imagesIOS users are looking forward to replace default keyboard, because people find inconvenience while typing the text especially when they were doing it single handed. On the other hand Android allow you to replace the default keyboard by using the third party keyboard like SwiftKey that can predict the words you are intended to type and the Swype gesture typing keyboard that offers you the option to tap your finger between the letters and speeding up the communication Widgets:

The iOS screen looks very inert due to so many information out there, that is consists of weather, finance, updating notifications, with so many icons and folders. Android simply raw all your data from apps and dislocate it from your lock and home screen so that you can have quick look. To make the IOS interface more user friendly the experienced users have to rotate all the things by their won.

PHONE APP MODIFICATIONS:

When one app is configured in a mobile, it has the ability to change the most basic function of the phone. Such apps will not allow the callers to disturb you, the insistent callers who keep calling you, you can easily customize the phone mode by suing do not disturb as reject call SMS as a prewritten text. Such Apps like Mr. Number can’t be configured on IOS due to the functionality on IOS 6 or any other version IOS.

HOMESCREEN / LAUNCHER Substitution:

iphoneLaunchers are used by Android users, but it is FaceBook home that create issues regarding mainstream that reflects how your entire phone can be at risk. Facebook Home only allowsyou to read the news feed from your lock screen while Go Launcher,EX,Launcher will allow you to navigate to other settings for quick access.

Android offers plenty of personalization options, no matter, which mobile you are using; either it is Samsung mobilesor Nokia Smartphone which includes automatic scheduling tasks like quick access to wifi, airplane mode, and the ability to manage the battery and data on your used mobile. But it is the matter of fact that Apple is inclined towards innovation it’s a trend setter, but with the addition of the above mentioned features Apple can create more opportunity for developer. In this way they can give the feel to the users that the internet device they are using are their very own.

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Samsung Galaxy S4 completes the target of 10 million sales this week

I just remain startled when I go through the news that Samsung has completed 10 million sales in this week. This news really makes me surprised, moreover what is more shocking is that, Samsung mobile has acclaimed that Galaxy S4 is its bestseller and people are more in love with this loveable device. No doubt that the commercial launch of galaxy S4 is a big hit and just shake the pillars of mobile market with its ballistic presence. The Samsung followers just love the specs and feature and the stylish design Samsung has adopted to attract the customers. Well, it’s quite worth mentioning that Samsung has made it classier.

samsung gIf we compared the sales of Samsung Galaxy s3 with Galaxy S4, here is a great shift in the sales of Galaxy S4 that has achieved the sales target within thirty days while the same target is achieved by Galaxy S3 was in 50 days. So this is just because of the popularity level of Samsung galaxy S4 that has made its followers crazy about it. The brand that has given so many hits recently has build a great chain of fan following. Certainly all credit goes to brand recognition that made Samsung galaxy s4 a big success. Here are so many websites from where you can get the Samsung handsets of your choice whether it is new brand Samsung handset or used Samsung mobiles. But if you fall in love with Samsung you will definitely buy the one.

imagesThe lion of Smartphone Samsung Galaxy S4 has tremendously captured the market that at each second Samsung is selling its four handsets. Samsung has also added that it is also introducing some new colors that will reflect the shine of the summer with the color name “Purple Mirage” and “Brown Autumn. Samsung is taking every move to put forth its Smartphone before the people. The news is not as surprising as Samsung Electronics co-CEO Shin Jong-kyun was expecting this shift that the Sale of Samsung will touch the figure of 10 million this week. The company claimed that these sales are indirect called it global channel sales which is based on the number of shipping of handsets.

apple and galaxyHowever the figures announced by Samsung can be controversial and require enough debate, because shipping of phones does not mean that these Smartphone are purchased by the customers. Its literal meaning is that these handsets should be placed on the store shelves. So these figures are not based on facts to some extent. While Apple’s announcement for its five million sales based on original facts. It is showing the results of direct sales, but Samsung figures are not to be ignored, the market trend reflects that the series of Samsung Galaxy is at the top at the moment. Samsung despite of all the efforts of its competitors like HTC and Nokia is above all.

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HTC One is above all

HTC One is above allHTC the rising Smartphone Company has recently introduced the supernova of HTC One. The mobile has recently hit the market, a sleek featured pack Smartphone. The affordable price of HTC One is enough to grab the attention of the customer who is budget conscious. One will certainly fall in love with its Android 4.1.2 operating system. Its outstanding feature makes it remarkable one should not resist to keep an eye over it. HTC being an icon of mobile industry is introducing new trends, working with Facebook HTC is opening new horizon of success. It seems that HTC wants to target the customer who has low purchasing power. Certainly this stance is getting appreciation in all social circles. HTC on will prove a big hit under the banner of its outstanding feature just have a look of it. You will definitely become HTC lover in no time.

Key features

  • Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE support; 3G with HSPA; LTE
  • 4.7″ 16M-color 1080p Super LCD3 capacitive touchscreen with 469ppi pixel density
  • Android OS v4.1.2 Jelly Bean with Sense UI 5.0
  • Quad-core 1.7 GHz Krait 300 CPU, 2 GB RAM, Adreno 320 GPU; Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 chipset
  • 4 MP autofocus “Ultrapixel” camera with 1/3” sensor size, 2µm pixel size; LED flash
  • 1080p video recording @ 30fps with HDR mode, continuous autofocus and stereo sound
  • HTC Zoe
  • 2.1 MP front-facing camera, 1080p video recording
  • Wi-Fi a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct and DLNA; Wireless TV out
  • GPS with A-GPS, GLONASS
  • 32/64GB of built-in storage
  • MHL-enabled MicroUsb port
  • Bluetooth v4.0
  • NFC
  • Standard 3.5 mm audio jack
  • Accelerometer and proximity sensor
  • Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic Aluminum unibody
  • Front-mounted stereo speakers with BoomSound tech

vClass-leading audio output

Attractions:

Key featuresHTC One like all other Smartphone has the fastest connectivity feature with internet devices like LTE. With its Android operating system you can experience more entertainment; you can download more application with ease. What else you need, if you r handset is meeting all the universal standards like touch screen with 469ppi pixel density with 4 MP autofocus “Ultra pixel” camera with 1/3” sensor size that will appeal to your aesthetic senses to capture the beauty of your life in just one click. What is more exciting about HTC one is, it also offers 2.1 MP front-facing cameras with 1080p video recording. So more excitement more fun is waiting for you. Enjoy the front facing camera by taking the exclusive images of your own.

HTC is enhancing its feature inspired by the idea of full entertainment. Broadband connectivity is ensured by Wi-Fi a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct and DLNA here is not ended HTC is one step forward as it has launched Wireless TV out feature in this latest Smartphone. With Micro USB port the portability of the mobile is guaranteed you can take it away anywhere without charger. The fastest Bluetooth v4.0 allows you to share files, images, video clips with your friends and family. Talking about the storage the device is fully featured with Quad-core 1.7 GHz Krait 300 CPU with 2 GB RAM allows you to store as much as you can. The handset has all the exciting features which can make it a very popular Smartphone for the time being.

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Samsung Gears The Move Of Technology In Pakistan

Samsung gears the move of technology in Pakistan4There was a time when Pakistan was quite a large market for Nokia mobiles. Most of the population was fond of Nokia phone due to their durability and sound features. During that time Iphone Smartphone were sold unofficially in Pakistan at a very large scale. This is a recorded fact that though Apple did not operated in Pakistan locally but still it had a following at a very high level in the country. People used Apple for their smart phone needs and had Nokia as a second phone.

What has gone different with this trend? What has changed the preferences of the people? The answer to these questions can be summed up in only one word that is none other than Samsung. This Japanese company has given a very tough time to its competitors like Nokia, LG, Sony Ericson and most of all, the giant Apple. The question that comes to everybody’s mind is that what different does the new comer did to grasp the attentions of the potential customers?

This question can be answered after taking Samsung achievements into account. Today one can see Samsung dominating the smart phone market as well as phone market for usage as a second option. Some of the reasons why Samsung is dominating the cellular phone market are discussed as under.

Economical pricing

Economical pricing2Samsung technology launched their smart phone at a comparatively less price. This is of the most dominating factor as this country is under developed and everyone cannot afford to have an Apple smart phone. That can also be a reason that people have switched towards smart phone manufactured by Samsung as they provide it on less prices with latest android technology. This is also a reason that today apart from buying new iphone 4s smart phone people have switched towards Samsung galaxy smart phones or towards Used iPhone Smartphones.

Galaxy craze

Samsung galaxy smart phones have outnumbered all other smart phone brands in Pakistan in the ratio of sales. This is a fact as Samsung provides a wide range of galaxy smart phones with different specifications and pricing.

Adequate branding policy

File photograph of models posing with the new Samsung Galaxy S Android smartphone during its launch ceremony at the headquarters of Samsung Electronics in SeoulSamsung has an appropriate branding and promotional policy whenever a new product comes. It advertises its products out n loud to the public emphasizing on the pricing and feature that Samsung is offering. This is not only limited to phone but today Samsung is also featuring is Laptop computer and digital cameras in Pakistan and it is expected that it also would be having a positive response.

Taking these factors under consideration it can be said that in the coming time Samsung will have a much bigger market in Pakistan. In the coming time Samsung will also be having a cool craze of its used products in the market as well. Used Cameras and used computers manufactured by Samsung will also shake the market of cameras and branded computer firms like Dell, HP, ACER and SONY.

The range and pricing smart phones and other phones that Samsung is having at the moment is matchless. Other competitor will have to seriously think about their marketing strategies as today it is not only Samsung with has already threatened their hegemony but Chinese mobile firms are also coming up with many different mobile models over the year. A big example is Q Mobiles Company which is also having a big market in Pakistan.

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Pakistan is not a land of smart phones

Pakistan is one of those very few countries who faced Information technology revolution. Today Pakistan’s urban areas are fully equipped with state of the art technology. And every new technology that is being introduced worldwide hits Pakistan as well. Though Pakistan stand out in the race of per capita cell phone usage internationally but when it comes to smart phones Pakistan still lacks the charm. Internationally the boom of smart phones has touched 79% approximately. But Pakistan where approximately 104 million mobile phone connections are active and approximately having the cell phone density up to 65% is still far behind in Smartphone grabs with only 5% density. This low penetration of smart phones across the Pakistan is due to so many factors.

Lack of local carrier’s interest

If we make comparison of Pakistan with any EU country or Britain than there is some enormous price differences between us. Over there all the cell phones are fully adopted by mobile phone carriers and every individual can acquire them on contract basis. An Iphone Smartphone or any of Nokia mobiles cost almost $200 or less, which is approximately 18000 PKR. But here in Pakistan no Smartphone which is 4G and having a latest platform like android, or IOS cost less than 50K. Now that’s a stretch. People do not afford buying brand new smart phones here because they are too expensive, and carriers do not take much interest in this business model as they think that culture in Pakistan does not allow this. Though some companies like Zong, and ufone have taken the first step for this type of cell phone penetration and mobilink also time to time launch different Blackberry models for business class users, but this business model did not had any immense response from public.

No 3G installation

Another big reason for low penetration of smart phones in Pakistan is the lack of 3G networks availability in Pakistan. Most of the smart phones are data centric and give best use with high network data centers. But in Pakistan most of the people haven’t even heard of 3G network and when they grab a cell phone they really don’t know how and why to use it. Though Samsung Mobiles have recently launched a new line of smart phones in Pakistan, and it is also getting subtle response too but in order to increase the numbers it would require more efforts and more time.

Classic culture

Then another factor that is somewhat stopping this smart penetration in Pakistan is lack of interest on touch screens and elegant mobile devices. Well I am talking about majority here, they do not believe on having a cell phone which is not physically very rigid and strong. And the biggest reason of this perception is made by Nokia Mobiles, who were the first market entrants here.
Keeping all these things in mind so many big giants like apple, Vodafone and some other companies have not touched Pakistani market yet and launched here officially. But without any doubt Pakistani market is one of the biggest potential markets for any Smartphone manufacturer. And I am not saying this out of the blue if we look around we would see so many people using iphone, and other smart phones which obviously are unofficial versions but still there is a particular niche market in Pakistan which would love to have more and more smart phone companies coming here.

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