04 Feb '13, 3pm

Changes in the OEM World

Maybe it's still early enough in the new year to think about starting fresh. Or maybe companies are seriously considering which operational areas work best and which don't. Or maybe they are launching in or expanding in other product segments to shake off the economic malaise from the last few years. Whatever the reason, it seems some of the industry's more well known high-tech brands are taking interesting steps forward or testing out new corporate directions, either to supplement existing portfolios or to branch out into promising markets. Take a look at some of the news from the last few days about Samsung, Philips, and BlackBerry (formerly Research in Motion), and you might see a trend. Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. (Korea: SEC), which in the last few years has hung its hat on being one of the world's biggest smartphone providers and for going head-to-head with Apple fo...

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