LG Electronics axes its CEO due to a nosedive in handset profits
posted by Daniel P. / Sep 17, 2010, 3:10 AM
Mr Yong will be replaced by the brother of the LG Group chairman. LG's share of the cell phone industry's profits has shrunk more than half since the iPhone introduction, and the proliferation of Android smartphones.
The company is jumping on the Android bandwagon with full force, hoping to reverse these trends, and it's aiming to carve a niche for itself by outing five Windows Phone 7 devices by year-end. Will it succeed? We'll know more when the year is up.
Posts: 30; Member since: Nov 03, 2009
about damn time. Hopefully they can start putting out handsets that dont reboot themselves when they are just sitting there. I hate selling Env3 and touches to people, cuz i know they are gonna come back in acting a fool when the phone starts messing up.
posted on Sep 17, 2010, 10:09 AM 0
Posts: 42; Member since: Jun 22, 2009
Right? I've had a customer go through 6 EnV3s so far, and Big Red STILL won't give her anything different. I was suprised to see how many EnV touches were glitching out, considering I got one the day it launched, and never had a single issue with it up to my Droid X upgrade! Neither of them are nearly as erratic as the Chocolate Touch though, I can't count how many of those I've seen failing hard.
posted on Sep 17, 2010, 11:20 AM 0
Posts: 980; Member since: Oct 24, 2009
Not fond of LG anymore since the days of my LG Dare, but unfortunately not much has changed since then. All they've done is add Android to their list of phone's software. Touchscreens are terrible visually and to the touch compared to what's offered now from other manufacturer's. They still good tv's and parts for refrigerators as well other appliances...i guess they'll have that to fall back on.
posted on Sep 17, 2010, 7:58 PM 0
I beg to differ with some of you. Granted, a few models had problems. But, I had a Vu on AT&T and a Voyager and a Versa on Verizon. Never had a problem with any of them, loved them all. Maybe some people are just retarded and don't know how to use their phones?
posted on Sep 17, 2010, 8:40 PM 0
Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009
Mob Boss, gotta tell you that you happened to get the good ones. When I was in warranty department, I replaced 5 EnV2s a day. A DAY. Extrapolate that out to a month, with 100 representatives all replacing at the same rate, and you're talking about 150,000 EnV2s a MONTH being replaced by warranty department. And I'm pretty sure that not everyone who has had an issue with their phones has called into VZW warranty department.
posted on Sep 17, 2010, 9:53 PM 0
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