Around 1.7 million phones were sold in September, of which over 600,000, or 37 percent, were feature phones, according to market research institute GfK. While there have been predictions that feature phones will lose popularity with the advent of cheap smartphones, their sales remain steady at 620,000-700,000 a month, the institute said. In terms of market share, feature phones even saw a slight increase from 34 percent in July to 36 percent in August. Nokia remains the leading brand in this segment with a market share of 55-57 percent in recent months, with the Finnish brand accounting for over half of the 20 top selling feature phones in September. The second most popular feature phone was local brand Masstel with a market share of 14-15 percent. Other brands sold include Itel, Mobell, Fmobile and Coolpad each with a market share of below 10 percent. Nguyen Duy, an employee at a mobile phone supermarket in Hanoi's Gia Lam District, said: "The main buyers [of feature phones] are … [Read more...] about Feature phones remain popular in Vietnam
Speaking at the opening of the Vietnam Communist Party Central Committee’s conference on May 16, Party General Secretary and President Nguyen Phu Trong raised the question "What will our country be in 2045?" The question of the top leader of Vietnam is one of many that need to be addressed at the upcoming XIII Congress, for which the Central Executive Committee is preparing. If the Party and the people's will unite, the problem can be solved no matter how difficult it is. In this regard, the will of the Party is taking shape. But what about the people? There are hundreds of ideas. VietNamNet would like to introduce an article by Dr. Dinh Duc Sinh about this matter. By 2045, the country's name will still be the Socialist Republic of Vietnam In 1945, the August Revolution gave birth to the Democratic Republic of Vietnam. After 35 years, in 1980, the name of the country was changed to the Socialist Republic of Vietnam with the expectation of advancing rapidly, strongly and firmly … [Read more...] about What will Vietnam be in 2045?
A lacquer painting by master Painter Nguyen Gia Tri (1908-1993) – known as a national treasure – was damaged by improper cleaning carried out by a lacquer painter. Lacquer painting Vườn Xuân Trung Nam Băc (Spring Garden of North, Central and South) by Nguyen Gia Tri, which was damaged by improper cleaning by an inexperienced painter. Photo tienphong.vn The experts filed a report after examining the damaged painting. The work, titled Vườn Xuân Trung Nam Bắc (Spring Garden of North, Central and South), is kept at the HCM City Fine Arts Museum. “The damage was caused by rough object scratching the surface of the painting,” the report said. “The outer lacquer paint was spoilt, which led to the delicate joining between shadows of paint colours, egg shells and gold gilded areas on the painting.” The museum recently assigned HCM City artist Lưu Minh Phụng to restore the painting. Phụng, … [Read more...] about Lacquer masterpiece damaged by improper cleaning: experts
Vietnamese pop star Noo Phuoc Thinh (Photo: VNA) HCM City (VNS/VNA) - Vietnamese pop star Noo Phuoc Thinh will perform at the ASEAN Fantasia 2019 at the Chanwon Veledrome in Busan, the Republic of Korea (RoK), on November 24. The event is part of the ASEAN-RoK Commemorative Summit 2019, which will open in Busan in November 27. The singer will share the stage with famous singers from countries in the region, including singer PSY and the girl band BoA of the RoK. Noo will sing "I’m Still Loving You" from his latest MV. “I will introduce a taste of Vietnamese pop,” said the 30-year-old. Before singing at the ASEAN Fantasia 2019, Noo will perform at the concert V.Heartbeat Live in Seoul on November 16. He will sing the hit "Mai Mai Ben Nhau" (Together Forever) with a dance group of 20 artists. V.Hearbeat Live will be organised at the Gocheok Sky Dome which has 25,000 seats. It will feature famous Korean music bands … [Read more...] about Pop star Noo Phuoc Thinh to perform at ASEAN Fantasia 2019
Cover of a book featuring Palestinian food introduced at the event (Photo: VNA) Hanoi (VNA) – A Palestinian cultural – cuisine day was held for the first time in Hanoi on November 12 on the occasion of the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People (November 29). Organised by the Palestinian embassy in Hanoi, the event featured a series of activities introducing Palestine’s history, culture and arts, such as a photo exhibition, a folk dance performance staged by Palestinian students, a book debut, and a show of traditional Palestinian dishes. Palestinian Ambassador to Vietnam Saadi Salama said although the friendship between Palestine and Vietnam has dated back many decades, the Vietnamese people still know little about the Palestinian culture. Therefore, the embassy held the event with the hope to introduce Vietnamese people and other international friends to Palestine’s rich culture and unique cuisine. He said he hopes … [Read more...] about First Palestinian culture-cuisine day held in Hanoi