You can’t make this stuff up. Aaron Sorkin would be hard pressed to come up with more original plot lines in a move about Apple and competitors.
Here’s the latest.
Samsung says they sold 20-million Galaxy SII smart phones in the first 100 days after launch. That’s pretty good. Should we trust Samsung’s numbers? Their record for honesty leaves something to be desired and turns me to skepticism.
When Samsung says they sold, they really mean shipped. The phone might be decent, but nobody is standing in line to buy one.
Meanwhile, the judge in the Apple v. Samsung case, where Apple crushed Samsung, has decided to wait until December to rule on Apple’s request to ban import of Samsung’s offending phones.
December? Samsung is probably busy copying Nokia’s Lumia 920 right now, or stolen copies of Apple’s iPhone 5, so the offending Galaxy SIII and other devices will be ancient history by December.
That’s a tragedy. On the bright side, judges seem to have very good hours.
Meanwhile, Apple put a bug in the ears of South Korean regulators regarding Samsung’s own patent abuse on FRAND patents (fair, reasonable, and non-discriminatory terms). I’m sure Samsung is always on the up and up and the regulators will find no improprieties.
Meanwhile, Nokia announced the Lumia 920 with the built-in PureView image stabilization technology. The Nokia promotional video shows the wonderful quality of the phone while creating a moving home video. Except the video wasn’t created using the Lumia 920 with PureView. It was a professional video production.
Worse, the photos Nokia used to display how great the Lumia 920’s camera can be are fake, too.
They say it’s OK to fake it until you make it. With this kind of business fakery will they ever make it?