Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 28th Jul 2012 10:10 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless In case you were still doubting whether or not Apple's lawsuits against Samsung were a case of 'if you can't compete, litigate', Samsung's financial results should seal the deal. The company shipped round and about 50 million smartphones, twice as many smartphones as Apple shipped. So, not only is Android doing better on smartphones than iOS, there's now also a single manufacturer outselling Apple. Oh, the next avenue for de-emphasizing this achievement has already reared its head: Samsung has a wider portfolio, and as such, the comparison isn't fair. Nonsense, of course - Volkswagen sells lots more models than, say, Mazda, but that doesn't mean you can't compare them. Maybe, just maybe, having a wide portfolio of devices to meet the various different needs of the market is simply a very good strategy. It'll be interesting to see just how much Apple can take back with the next iPhone, especially since the full potential of the Galaxy SIII hasn't been realised yet and will be accounted for in Samsung's next quarter as well. Fun, such a fight between titans. Just too bad one of the two titans plays dirty by opting for the courtroom.
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RE: quality
by viton on Sat 28th Jul 2012 11:30 UTC in reply to "quality"
viton
Member since:
2005-08-09

So my point what is "design" good for, if the basic function (telephone) is crappy?

iPhone4/s has high sensitivity antenna.
Probably your customer is holding it "incorrectly" =)
http://www.pcworld.com/article/241186/new_iphone_4s_antenna_death_g...

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RE[2]: quality
by Tony Swash on Sun 29th Jul 2012 09:52 in reply to "RE: quality"
Tony Swash Member since:
2009-08-22

"So my point what is "design" good for, if the basic function (telephone) is crappy?

iPhone4/s has high sensitivity antenna.
Probably your customer is holding it "incorrectly" =)
http://www.pcworld.com/article/241186/new_iphone_4s_antenna_death_g...
"

Full guide to 'not holding it wrong' is here

http://dontholditwrong.tumblr.com

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RE[3]: quality
by zima on Sat 4th Aug 2012 23:56 in reply to "RE[2]: quality"
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

With other manufacturers, those are some general guidelines about not covering the antenna.

In the case of iPhone 4, a gentle touch in one small spot (happening to be where you'd keep fingers) bridged the exposed antennae elements, destroying reception. It's not a "death grip" as it was presented - more a "death smudge".

But I'm not surprised at the dishonesty of ignoring such "detail"...

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