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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call me a cynic
by kristoph on Mon 10th Oct 2011 05:13 UTC
kristoph
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2006-01-01

It's not that I don't think that the Google founders don't respect SJ. I am certain that they did.

However, I can't help but think this is more of a strategic move. The iPhone 4S is unveiled and SJ dies the next day. There is no chance at all that an event by Samsung would get any press. Moreover, it would be seen as totally insensitive if they were to pick on Apple at a time when their home page features a memorial to SJ.

Finally, you have to think that the best time to launch the Nexus Prime (which is a great looking phone) would be at the time when the Apple is sold out of iPhone 4S's and is running a big backlog. Everyone is already at 1-2 weeks delay. A few days after launch it will be 2-3 weeks. That would be the best time to unveil a 'better smartphone'.

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