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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RE: Ummm, except...
by Thom_Holwerda on Tue 19th Oct 2010 15:56 UTC in reply to "Ummm, except..."
Thom_Holwerda
Member since:
2005-06-29

You mean the tiny keyboard that's still got bigger "buttons" than most portrait format mechanical keyboard our there?


And kangaroos make for great electricity spaghetti whoop whoop diggidity jam joomba.

Classic Jobsian statement there - true, but entirely besides the point, so you can deflect from the obviousness of the argument. Apple claims that both a 3.5" as well as a 9.7" touch interface is possible - but then Jobs says you cannot do a touch interface on 7" because it's too small? Lolwut?

That was an idiotic statement, and a major fail on his part - like the TweetDeck comments which aren't sitting well with TweetDeck's CEO.

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RE[2]: Ummm, except...
by molnarcs on Tue 19th Oct 2010 17:02 in reply to "RE: Ummm, except..."
molnarcs Member since:
2005-09-10

The GalaxyTab hasn't hit the majors market yet (will launch in the US in November for instance). I saw a few unboxing videos however (one from Germany if I remember). No in depth review, but the first thing that was praised ... wait for it... was the screen! And the lightness of the device of course. Seeing the thing in hand gave me the impression that 7" is just perfect. Hell, 3.7 is not so bad actually for browsing (but never do it if anywhere near a PC of course).

I think this is one thing that Jobs will regret in the future. I do expect the GalaxyTab to be a success, there is a lot of excitement/expectation around it, and at least the build quality does not disappoint (I'm sure the UI won't either, I'm really really happy with Froyo and the GalaxyS is rather popular). Expect that remark to live on as people will quote Jobs every time the device passes a sales milestone.

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RE[2]: Ummm, except...
by tuzor on Tue 19th Oct 2010 17:14 in reply to "RE: Ummm, except..."
tuzor Member since:
2007-08-07

He's not saying you can't to a 7" touch interface. He's saying that They WON'T!!!
H'e said it before, success comes not in the products or ideas that you make/fulfil but the ones that you don't.

The 3.5" device is a smartphone, it's a very mobile device and you have to pay a price and make compromises for that mobility.
Considering that most people buying an iPad already have such a smartphone with them, it's pretty damn stupid to make a tablet that's only slightly larger in screen estate.
Making such a big compromise for a device that you're not carrying in your pocket all the time is nonsense. I've used both types of devices and the difference is massive.

It's good that people like you, people with boundaries in terms of imagination, could never work at a company like Apple.
It's why they keep on coming out with great and revolutionary products, because they don't employ people like you.

Edited 2010-10-19 17:16 UTC

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