Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 10th Sep 2011 10:59 UTC
Legal Well, that's interesting. What some already speculated has now been confirmed by Reuters: Apple's 'victory' in Germany turns out to be remarkably hollow. While Samsung Germany may no longer sell or advertise the Galaxy Tab 10.1, this ban does not cover anybody else. So, retailers will still be able to sell the device - including purchasing new stock from other Samsung branches.
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RE: Whack a' Mole
by unoengborg on Sat 10th Sep 2011 13:03 UTC in reply to "Whack a' Mole"
unoengborg
Member since:
2005-07-06

And everytime they sue, they send a message to the market that the Galaxy tab is the main competitor to the iPad. The iPad will stand out as the product that was not good enough to make it on its own merits without legal help. How smart is that.

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RE[2]: Whack a' Mole
by darknexus on Sat 10th Sep 2011 13:53 in reply to "RE: Whack a' Mole"
darknexus Member since:
2008-07-15

And everytime they sue, they send a message to the market that the Galaxy tab is the main competitor to the iPad. The iPad will stand out as the product that was not good enough to make it on its own merits without legal help. How smart is that.

I think you're under the mistaken impression that the majority of people will actually think about such things. In reality, they won't care. iPad shiny, iPad good. Samsung getting sued, Samsung bad. That's the extent of most average consumers' intelligence these days, at least here in the states.

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RE[3]: Whack a' Mole
by JAlexoid on Sat 10th Sep 2011 15:02 in reply to "RE[2]: Whack a' Mole"
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2009-05-19

Nahh... Most consumers will say: Tablet? iPad? Is that the thing I can swipe my finger in the electronics store? Lawsuit? Whatrutakingaboot?

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RE[3]: Whack a' Mole
by protomank on Sat 10th Sep 2011 18:36 in reply to "RE[2]: Whack a' Mole"
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2006-08-03

iPad shiny, iPad good. Samsung getting sued, Samsung bad. That's the extent of most average consumers' intelligence these days, at least here in the states.


I am glad to tell you that, at least here in brazil, most people think: "Apple create great products, but they are bad and expensive, Samsung is goog".

The current best-seller smartphone here is Samsung's Galaxy 5, that is being sold (without a plan) for around 400 R$ (something like US$ 235), that is a really good price for what it delivers.
iPhone owners here are most tech-savy people and other that just want to show theselves, like to get girls or impress their colleagues.

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RE[3]: Whack a' Mole
by shmerl on Sun 11th Sep 2011 01:19 in reply to "RE[2]: Whack a' Mole"
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2010-06-08

No, most people just will see free advertisement Apple created for Samsung, and will learn about Galaxy. Apple are dumb enough to create free PR for their competitors.

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RE[3]: Whack a' Mole
by umccullough on Sun 11th Sep 2011 16:19 in reply to "RE[2]: Whack a' Mole"
umccullough Member since:
2006-01-26

That's the extent of most average consumers' intelligence these days, at least here in the states.


Yeah, maybe before the internet existed...

I was just at a pool party with some people from my daughter's school, and I asked someone there (who had an iPad with him): did you hear about the German lawsuit against Samsung? And he launched into a discussion with me about how pitiful that behavior is on Apple's part. I smile thinking about it ;)

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RE[2]: Whack a' Mole
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Sat 10th Sep 2011 18:46 in reply to "RE: Whack a' Mole"
Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

Yeah, no.

If I wanted a tablet, and had enough for a galaxy, I'd still probably go for the ipad2 at this point.

But at this point, I don't want a tablet. We'll see what ice cream and the ipad 3 bring about. Maybe they'l make 'em actually cost effective.

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RE[2]: Whack a' Mole
by MacTO on Sun 11th Sep 2011 05:27 in reply to "RE: Whack a' Mole"
MacTO Member since:
2006-09-21

Those who are obsessed with Apple to the point of irrationality, sure. But they wouldn't have bought the competitor's product anyhow.

Techies who are obsessed with every gadget on the market, well, Apple is giving Samsung great exposure.

The vast majority though? I doubt that many people outside of technophiles and investors will even read the headlines.

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