Piracy Essay

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iPhone 4S still expensive, though official distributors jump into the market VietNamNet Bridge – Both VinaPhone and Viettel have launched iPhone 4S products into the market which have the prices lower than the current market prices by several million dongs. However, the market is still expensive because the volume of products distributed officially proves to be just a drop of water in the ocean. As planned, VinaPhone on December 16 morning officially launched iPhone 4S into the market. The sale prices offered by the network operator are 15.6 million dongs (16 GB), 18 million dongs (32 GB) and 20.5 million dongs (64 GB) for postpaid subscribers. As for prepaid subscribers, buyers have to pay bigger sum of money: 16.4 million dongs for iPhone 4S 16 GB, 18.8 million dongs for 32 GB and 21.3 million dongs for 64 GB version. At 6p.m of the same day, the iPhone 4S distributed by Viettel also appeared on the market. The prices posted for 16 GB, 32 GB and 64 GB are 16.4, 18.9 and 21 million dongs, respectively. However, despite the attractive price and charge policy, the iPhone 4S distributed by the two network operators still cannot catch the special attention on the market, the thing they could do in October 2010, when they marketed iPhone 4S. Both Le Thi Nguyet, a saleswoman at the shop at No. 384 Xa Dan Street and Quach Thi Viet, head of the VinaPhone shop at No. 5 Lang Ha Street have affirmed that the 16 GB black and white versions are the best sellers. Analysts say that iPhone 4S are bearing a hard pressure because its features are not much more outstanding than iPhone 4. Meanwhile, the products distributed by official resellers appeared on the market later by two months than the products distributed by private shops. In Vietnam, mobile phones come from different sources. Besides the officially distributed products, mobile phones can be imported

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