Originally Posted by solipsism
That’s the craziest thing of it all. Why couldn’t they make their mockup 8.6mm? It’s staying plugged in, just reduce the battery size or not include one at all. I don’t get it… but then to lie about the thickness just to beat the iPad 2 as if a mockup today will somehow equate to a real product in the future that people will remember was thinner and therefore choose to buy? I’m dumbfounded!
It’s so fraking odd silly and stupid that I can’t help but think this is all a joke or some misunderstanding. How do you became the size of Samsung whilst doing shit like this?
Yes! Exactly! I mean, RIM, it's like they're kind of a mom and pop shop that hit on a single, hugely successful angle, and now that they have to act like a real company they seem a bit insular. I get that.
But Samsung? I wonder if it has something to do with making relatively anonymous products-- people tend not to have a personal relationship with their televisions or DVD players. You just do the engineering, hire an ad agency, and there you go.
But now they find themselves all caught up in the mobile market, and they can tell from Apple's success that they're supposed to have some kind of vision that relates to "what people want." And as a company that's not really their thing, so they're laying on the dancers and synergy and building the future stuff, except it's all tone deaf and off-putting and wrong.
MS used to do a lot of this, but Samsung is worse. MS just kind of came off as clueless, Samsung is coming off as scary. And to think you could stick an empty case out there and then lie about how thick it is, as if you think everyone is so dazzled by your omnipotence they'd never bother to think about it...... I mean, Samsung is a South
Korean country, right?
PS: Using Apple’s iPad 2 event that repeatedly attacked the other tablet makers harshly and the other vendor’s tablets we have seen so far and in the works, I’m going to predict the iPad will be another iPod in market share dominance, will overtake the Mac in revenue and profit this year, and will overtake the iPhone in revenue in profit by 2014.
Yeah. I'm starting to think the runaway success of Android on handsets has been masking some fundamental inability to execute on the part of all the plausible rivals. I don't think Motorola or RIM or Samsung (let alone Asus or LG etc) have the faintest idea how to build or market a tablet that people actually want, beyond yelling "Honeycomb!" and putting that fracking robot on everything.