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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RE: press release interpreted
by No it isnt on Sat 8th Oct 2011 20:49 UTC 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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Tony Swash Member since:
2009-08-22

It must have been hard on those presenters at the iPhone event knowing that Steve Jobs was literally at death's door, they did very well under the circumstances. Did you notice the 'reserved' empty chair where Jobs would have normally sat and the way the camera lingered over it a couple times?

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Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

but they didn't bump the number, and the average tech journalist is an idiot, so "meh."


Yes, tech journalists are generally idiots. This makes sense, since they work for large companies, and need to appease not only their parent company, but also their advertisers, and Apple itself, of course (to ensure an invitation to the next event).

All those large tech sites? Engadget? Ars Technica?

When it comes to Apple reviews, they are - by definition - not to be trusted. Sites like that MUST be nice and kind about Apple, because else Apple cuts them off. They are the IGN and GameSpot of the tech world [when it comes to reviews - otherwise they're relatively decent, esp. Ars].

If you want real reviews, go to the likes of AnandTech and Tom's Hardware. Those are the real tech journalists. Major exception to the rule is Siracusa, of course. He's a legend.

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As for myself - my response to the iPhone 4S is a big resounding meh exactly because I'm a nerd. I never said it wouldn't sell or wouldn't be a success - because at this point, Apple could slap a logo on a turd, call it the iPhone X, and sell 34 million of them by quarter's end.

Edited 2011-10-09 10:25 UTC

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No it isnt Member since:
2005-11-14

I'm not denying it will be the next #1 selling phone on the market, it just doesn't bring anything interesting to the table. The last one at least had an exceptional screen and promised a great camera (which it failed to deliver on, and will fail to deliver on yet again), this one has nothing. Or a "voice assistant that blows anything short of IBM's Watson out of the water" if you will (RDF much?). So meh. It's just an upgrade on last year's fashion accessory.

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