Podcast: Samsung Note 7, Snapchat-Instagram, Uber in China

In this week’s Tech.pinions podcast Carolina Milanesi, Jan Dawson and Bob O’Donnell discuss Samsung’s release of its Note 7 smartphone, the battle between Snapchat and Instagram around their Stories feature, and Uber’s recent sale of its China business.

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Bob O’Donnell is the president and chief analyst of TECHnalysis Research, LLC a technology consulting and market research firm that provides strategic consulting and market research services to the technology industry and professional financial community. You can follow him on Twitter @bobodtech.

26 thoughts on “Podcast: Samsung Note 7, Snapchat-Instagram, Uber in China”

  1. I’m surprised to be told that Samsung is now converging the Note and the S lines: that’s always been the case, both for external design and internals. The only change is that Samsung is now making that kinship clearer by synchronizing the model numbers (the original Note came out after the Galaxy S 2, so Note has historically been 1 increment late).

    The original Note, and the ones after it, always had the same design, CPU, camera, OS, removable battery (later lost when the S6 lost his), non-wateproof design (later gained when the S6 got it). They even share Samsung’s peripherals (desktop dock, Gear VR…). Actually, this year’s Note is *diverging* by using USB-C while the S is still on micro-USB-B (and has no iris scanner)

    The external design is now more radical, but that’s for both Samsung’s flagship lines, so maybe they’re more alike in that they both stand out more. But design and internals are the same, as always.

    Indeed, the price is surprising, especially with all the talk of the race to the bottom. I paid $500-ish for my Note 1. The Note 7 is $900 (in France, incl VAT).

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