Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 28th Jul 2012 10:10 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless In case you were still doubting whether or not Apple's lawsuits against Samsung were a case of 'if you can't compete, litigate', Samsung's financial results should seal the deal. The company shipped round and about 50 million smartphones, twice as many smartphones as Apple shipped. So, not only is Android doing better on smartphones than iOS, there's now also a single manufacturer outselling Apple. Oh, the next avenue for de-emphasizing this achievement has already reared its head: Samsung has a wider portfolio, and as such, the comparison isn't fair. Nonsense, of course - Volkswagen sells lots more models than, say, Mazda, but that doesn't mean you can't compare them. Maybe, just maybe, having a wide portfolio of devices to meet the various different needs of the market is simply a very good strategy. It'll be interesting to see just how much Apple can take back with the next iPhone, especially since the full potential of the Galaxy SIII hasn't been realised yet and will be accounted for in Samsung's next quarter as well. Fun, such a fight between titans. Just too bad one of the two titans plays dirty by opting for the courtroom.
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RE: Apple isn't Mazda.
by zima on Sat 4th Aug 2012 23:59 UTC in reply to "Apple isn't Mazda. "
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Apple product line is more similar to Mini than Mazda. Very small and focused product line with high prices.
You can't compare Volkswagen sales with Mini sales.

Nonsense, of course you can. VW has the very same kind of car in its lineage - the (new) Beetle. Which is more than competitive with Mini, also in sales...

And is a somewhat better car overall, can draw heavily on the broader VW technology, automotive platforms. Almost all car manufacturers which refused to adapt, to do it that way, eventually vanished - because those which did adapt were able, for quite some time already, to better push the real state of the art forward; at some point, that is what creates new image and its value, retires the traditional.

Edited 2012-08-05 00:10 UTC

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