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[4]: Apple isn't Mazda.
by henderson101 on Sun 29th Jul 2012 18:47 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Apple isn't Mazda. "
henderson101
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2006-05-30

I have 5 bananas, you have 20. You sell all of your bananas for a total of €20. I sell mine for €5 each. One of us shifts a lot of bananas. One of us makes the most profit. You do the Maths.

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RE[5]: Apple isn't Mazda.
by lemur2 on Mon 30th Jul 2012 04:37 in reply to "RE[4]: Apple isn't Mazda. "
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2007-02-17

I have 5 bananas, you have 20. You sell all of your bananas for a total of €20. I sell mine for €5 each. One of us shifts a lot of bananas. One of us makes the most profit. You do the Maths.


The people who eat bannanas are far better off buying their bananna from one seller and not the other. 20 people are getting a reasonable deal, and 5 are getting utterly ripped off. You do the math.

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