Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 19th Oct 2010 12:23 UTC
Talk, Rumors, X Versus Y Catfight! Get out your mobile phones and start filming, because two important personalities in the mobile world just got into a catfight. After the presentation of Apple's (once again) stellar quarterly results (what's with the low iPad sales, though?), Apple's CEO Steve Jobs went on a bit of a tangent regarding Android (among other things). Google's Andy Rubin, the father of Android, responded in a pretty fun way via Twitter.
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Catfight is on
by tuzor on Tue 19th Oct 2010 12:49 UTC
tuzor
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2007-08-07

"(what's with the low iPad sales, though?)"

I read somewhere that it was limited due to supply issues.
But you're right it's pretty low compared to the millions the competitors are shipping (oh wait).
Competition is looking pretty bad to be honest.
7inch screens at a much higher price most of the times.
Damn Apple is expensive.

"Why the tiny keyboard on the 3.5" iPhone is all good is a mystery to all."
I think the point they made was that it was good enough.
In fact Apple was getting so much hate about it's touch keyboard when it first shipped. It turned out it was actually much better than most hardware keyboards at the time.
But of course, negative press always sells more. GO THOM, you show them girl.
Furthermore, your argument just strengthens Jobs' point. That a 7inch tablet is just too small, especially for people who already carry a 3-4inch smartphone in their pocket.
Noone is really coming out and speaking the truth; that Samsung, Dell etc. are forced into 7inch screens because they can't afford the 10inch ones (both in terms of price and battery juice) or there's simply not enough of them because Apple is hogging up all the supplies.

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RE: Catfight is on
by fatjoe on Tue 19th Oct 2010 13:09 in reply to "Catfight is on"
fatjoe Member since:
2010-01-12

I heard that the only reason Archos 101 was not released earlier this month was because Apple had bought every LCD they could get their hands on.

(there are also some reports from SonyEricsson that support this)

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RE: Catfight is on
by spiderman on Tue 19th Oct 2010 13:25 in reply to "Catfight is on"
spiderman Member since:
2008-10-23

Samsung, Dell etc. are forced into 7inch screens because they can't afford the 10inch ones (both in terms of price and battery juice) or there's simply not enough of them because Apple is hogging up all the supplies.

Actually Samsung is one of the top LCD producers in the world, maybe the top one. I doubt they can't afford it or that their supply is low compared to Apple.

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RE[2]: Catfight is on
by kaiwai on Tue 19th Oct 2010 14:08 in reply to "RE: Catfight is on"
kaiwai Member since:
2005-07-06

Actually Samsung is one of the top LCD producers in the world, maybe the top one. I doubt they can't afford it or that their supply is low compared to Apple.


Apple made a massive investment in Samsung years ago and in return they get a major chunk of the supply; its a win-win situation for both companies. Samsung's capacity increases along with a dedicated customer and they can also supply themselves off the back of the increased capacity.

Edited 2010-10-19 14:08 UTC

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RE: Catfight is on
by JAlexoid on Thu 21st Oct 2010 21:54 in reply to "Catfight is on"
JAlexoid Member since:
2009-05-19

"(what's with the low iPad sales, though?)"

I read somewhere that it was limited due to supply issues.
But you're right it's pretty low compared to the millions the competitors are shipping (oh wait).
Competition is looking pretty bad to be honest.
7inch screens at a much higher price most of the times.
Damn Apple is expensive.


iPad has or had supply issues!?!?!? Where and when(post first 2 weeks)?

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