Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 7th Oct 2011 20:48 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless I don't think I've ever seen this before, but please correct me if I'm wrong. Samsung anf Google were supposed to unveil the Samsung Nexus Prime with Android Ice Cream Sandwich next week, but in a surprise announcement, the companies said that the press event is cancelled - out of respect for Steve Jobs. In the meantime, leaked specifications reveal that the Nexus Prime could be a real doozy.
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press release interpreted
by fran on Fri 7th Oct 2011 22:38 UTC
fran
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2010-08-06

Press release release
"Out of respect for the Steve Jobs passing...."

Interpretation
"We don't really want our products launch's PR campaign drowned by another event. This together with the iphone 4S not being predicted as disruptive we decided to delay this product launch until fall"

Businesses at that level don't operate on personal feelings.

Edited 2011-10-07 22:44 UTC

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RE: press release interpreted
by No it isnt on Sat 8th Oct 2011 20:49 in reply to "press release interpreted"
No it isnt Member since:
2005-11-14

Of course it has to do with personal feelings. Not Google's and Samsung's, but yours, the consumer's. Apple has just released a phone to a giant collective MEH!. The Nexus Prime is almost certainly going to be a more exciting piece of hardware, and the software will most likely bring along some newsworthy features. Taking a jab at Apple by releasing it a week after the new iPhone might be cool, but with Jobs' passing, it's just not the right time. Bad taste. Bad PR.

Edited 2011-10-08 20:50 UTC

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Tony Swash Member since:
2009-08-22

Of course it has to do with personal feelings. Not Google's and Samsung's, but yours, the consumer's. Apple has just released a phone to a giant collective MEH!. The Nexus Prime is almost certainly going to be a more exciting piece of hardware, and the software will most likely bring along some newsworthy features. Taking a jab at Apple by releasing it a week after the new iPhone might be cool, but with Jobs' passing, it's just not the right time. Bad taste. Bad PR.

There is no 'meh' from consumers apparently where iPhone 4s preorders are beating all previous phones. Remember the consensus amongst the tech commentators was that the original iPad was going to be a flop. The iPhone 4s will replace the iPhone 4 as the world's top selling handset.

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atsureki Member since:
2006-03-12

About that collective "meh": http://allthingsd.com/20111007/att-says-seen-200000-pre-orders-for-...

Most successful iPhone launch ever.

Watching Apple's event, the main difference between Jobs and Cook as presenter is that Jobs showed his enthusiasm. He dropped his trademark "awesome" and "insanely great" while he talked about a product. The so-called "reality distortion field", it turns out, was Steve Jobs telling clueless tech journalists how impressed they should be, because Lord knows they can't figure it out on their own.

Double the performance with better battery life, "4G" throughput without LTE hardware, massively upgraded photocell with optics to do it justice, and a "beta" voice assistant that blows anything short of IBM's Watson out of the water... but they didn't bump the number, and the average tech journalist is an idiot, so "meh."

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