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"The store is Euronics of Catania, Italy (an electronic shop similar to America's Best Buy).

The wall deco belongs to Euronics, not to Samsung.

Euronics has been decorating their walls with trademarked logos for some time.

The original article is from the Italian press and actually focuses on the interesting "coincide' of both Samsung store-in-store and Apple store opening on the same day in the same mall.

That appears to be the case. This is apparently not a "Samsung Store", but a separate display area dedicated to Samsung products within the Euronics store. The store looks very similar to a "Best Buy" or "Target". Some on-line images from different Euronics pages show logos, sometimes grouped in various departments. Just like what you'd typically see here in a large electronics/department store.

Vindication and much ado about nothing when all is said and done. You can cancel the appointment with the hangman now.
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That appears to be the case. This is apparently not a "Samsung Store", but a separate display area dedicated to Samsung products within the Euronics store. The store looks very similar to a "Best Buy" or "Target". Some on-line images from different Euronics pages show logos, sometimes grouped in various departments. Just like what you'd typically see here in a large electronics/department store.

Much ado about nothing when all is said and done. You can cancel the appointment with the hangman now.

Lol. Now the Apple fans are moving on to the power adapter issue (legitimate complaint) after realizing how blown out of proportion this topic was.
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Lol. Now the Apple fans are moving on to the power adapter issue (legitimate complaint) after realizing how blown out of proportion this topic was.

Not sure if the adapter is an issue yet. I asked over on 9to5mac where it started which model/variant of the s2 it is. But my comment disappears.

its certainly not the samsung attain(ATT variant) its much larger. its not the international version either, its a complete different design from the att variant.

I think the galaxy s2 are about to be released or will be released so there's few unboxing videos/photos to go around.
post #164 of 256
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Reposted with additions.

Is this display furnished by Samsung? <Not Known> Are the back wall graphics also supplied by Samsung <Apparently NO>, assuming that any of the display comes direct from them, or are those elements a part of the retailers (Euronics) decor <YES>, perhaps repeated on other walls removed from Samsung's display? What does the rest of the retailers shop look like? <Undated online images can be found via search>

Did the company producing the graphics receive the proper releases before creating them? <Unknown, a question for Euronics> If all the elements were contracted by Samsung, did they have releases to use each of the logos for marketing purposes? <The rear wall logos are part of Euronics decor> Is this an official Samsung-designed and supplied sales area or one created by the retailer to display Samsung products? <Unclear if it's maintained by Samsung reps or by Euronics. Perhaps a mix of both>

Not nearly enough known to make any judgement.

. . . and the reason for the questions.\
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post #165 of 256
Here is what an Apple kiosk in Best Buy looks like. What is similar about them is that they both use Apple's trademarked icons.



Even if Samsung knew nothing about this before hand it is still incompetent business to have another company's logos sell your brand.


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"The store is Euronics of Catania, Italy (an electronic shop similar to America's Best Buy).
post #166 of 256
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Even if Samsung knew nothing about this before hand it is still incompetent business to have another company's logos sell your brand.

No idea what Euronics uses those logos for, or how they tie in with their store. That would be another unanswered question.
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post #167 of 256
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9to5mac.com posted this..




What about the dock connector clone in Samsung tablets:


<--snip-->
Samsung on the other hand did what? Made the power adaptor black and used a slightly different radius on the corner. Poor poor taste.

Standard Fandroid response: "It's hard to say. Do we know for a fact that the power adapter and dock connector really come from Samsung? Or is it from that store? Do we know they didn't obtain clearance from Apple to use those designs? I'm just asking questions before I come to conclusions. Not nearly enough known to make any judgement. Lol. You Apple fans are grasping at straws. I'm better than you because my phone has Android."

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Standard Fandroid response: "It's hard to say. Do we know for a fact that the power adapter and dock connector really come from Samsung? Or is it from that store? Do we know they didn't obtain clearance from Apple to use those designs? I'm just asking questions before I come to conclusions. Not nearly enough known to make any judgement. Lol. You Apple fans are grasping at straws. I'm better than you because my phone has Android."

If nothing else it is fun to watch "reptilebrains" and "wezallgotzourzzzsinournickzwebecool" tie themselves into mental knots trying to justify their trolling as something other than hate.
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post #169 of 256
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Standard Fandroid response: ...

or "How else should they design an USB-Adaptor? As circle or as a triangle? as an octagon?"
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post #170 of 256
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or "How else should they design an USB-Adaptor? As circle or as a triangle? as an octagon?"

Ah, good. Someone else following the nonsense on 9to5.

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post #171 of 256
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If nothing else it is fun to watch "reptilebrains" and "wezallgotzourzzzsinournickzwebecool" tie themselves into mental knots trying to justify their trolling as something other than hate.

Well yes, and they were struggling for a while, but it looks like they may have called this one correctly. And in the spectrum of things that Zamzung have probably done wrong recently, this is pretty funny, but not really very serious.

What is with the Z thing?
post #172 of 256
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What is with the Z thing?

Azk the people who have z'z in their uzernamez.

I certainly don't get it.

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post #173 of 256
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Ah, good. Someone else following the nonsense on 9to5.

Actually on Engadget, but hey! Fandroids are literally and obviously everywhere with their hate'o'rama
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post #174 of 256
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Actually on Engadget, but hey! Fandroids are literally and obviously everywhere with their hate'o'rama

Ah, that's an identical post to the one on 9to5. So they're obviously just a copypasta brigade.

I wonder if we need new anti-troll policies here

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post #175 of 256
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Ah, that's an identical post to the one on 9to5. So they're obviously just a copypasta brigade.

I wonder if we need new anti-troll policies here

The chances are bad, since they're generating a massive amount of clicks and unique Visitor IP's for the website owner = $$$ \
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post #176 of 256
Irony is ten posts of ad homs in a row calling others trolls.

PS. This Fandroid has nothing to say to that because Samsung's ripping off of Apple products is shameless. Some galaxy S (1&2) phones icons, touchwhiz, item shapes. Etc.

Just because we don't agree that a tablet should be banned for looking like a non existent Apple product doesn't mean we agree with Samsung on everything.

Just because we recognized how silly it would be for those wall graphics to be by Samsung doesn't mean we agree with them.

I'm sorry that your definition of Apple fan includes "must rabidly hate anything any company who is not Apple does and if anything fishy pops up the competition is always guilty and Apple innocent"
post #177 of 256
Speaking of icons, here's an Engadget picture:



Here is a picture at Samsung's Galaxy S launch party:



I know one can customize Android to look like anything, but the pictures above were part of Samsung's marketing. I've seen many pictures of models holding up a Galaxy S where the home page looks very very similar to Apple's iPhone home screen. Something like that doesn't happen accidentally. Samsung pretty much set it up that way. Unless, there was a conspiracy by the models to alter the phones to look like iPhones!

And obviously, the similarity in icons used in Samsung Touchwiz to iOS icons are part of Apple's lawsuit against.
post #178 of 256
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What is with the Z thing?

Phonetic similarity by a younger version of myself due to absolute designs having been taken.
post #179 of 256
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Speaking of icons, here's an Engadget picture:



Here is a picture at Samsung's Galaxy S launch party:



I know one can customize Android to look like anything, but the pictures above were part of Samsung's marketing. I've seen many pictures of models holding up a Galaxy S where the home page looks very very similar to Apple's iPhone home screen. Something like that doesn't happen accidentally. Samsung pretty much set it up that way. Unless, there was a conspiracy by the models to alter the phones to look like iPhones!

And obviously, the similarity in icons used in Samsung Touchwiz to iOS icons are part of Apple's lawsuit against.

Yes and as many fandroids have said for years many galaxy s phones and touchwhiz are obvious copies of iOS and apple.

Doesn't mean Samsung is always guilty.

Just because someone stole a wallet doesn't mean they robbed a bank.
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Phonetic similarity by a younger version of myself due to absolute designs having been taken.

Yes - and I admit that I did see your earlier explanation (on another thread I think). I guess it is just coincidence. And by the way, the discussions wouldn't be nearly as interesting without you guys.
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or "How else should they design an USB-Adaptor? As circle or as a triangle? as an octagon?"

Well, obviously, yes.

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Just because we don't agree that a tablet should be banned for looking like a non existent Apple product

Except that's not the argument.

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post #183 of 256
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Here is a picture at Samsung's Galaxy S launch party:



And obviously, the similarity in icons used in Samsung Touchwiz to iOS icons are part of Apple's lawsuit against.

I do believe that one of those models in the photo is actually holding an iPhone. Can you spot which one?

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post #184 of 256
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Well, obviously, yes.

Sadly they don't seem to know the difference between geometric primitives or geometric forms and the complexity of product design with all its necessary aspects, otherwise they wouldn't chant this form factor BS all the time as an universal argument.
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post #185 of 256
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Except that's not the argument.

so the injunction on the tab is based on...?
post #186 of 256
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so the injunction on the tab is based on...?

Its similarity to the iPad.

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I do believe that one of those models in the photo is actually holding an iPhone. Can you spot which one?

lol

I do believe at least 2 of those models are actually men o.O
post #188 of 256
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Its similarity to the iPad.

WRONG!!!!!!

it was based on it's similarity to a drawing of a tablet which does not exist.
post #189 of 256
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WRONG!!!!!!

it was based on it's similarity to a drawing of a tablet which does not exist.

Oh, okay, you're back to that again. Never mind. Continue on.

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post #190 of 256
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Oh, okay, you're back to that again. Never mind. Continue on.

are you suggesting that I'm wrong?
post #191 of 256
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Ah, good. Someone else following the nonsense on 9to5.

wait someone said that?
post #192 of 256
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I'm sorry that your definition of Apple fan includes "must rabidly hate anything any company who is not Apple does and if anything fishy pops up the competition is always guilty and Apple innocent"

I am sorry there is no room in your little world for understanding that there are other types of people than fan boys and haters. Maybe if you keep over simplifying the arguments until your picture of the world is always understandable to your simplistic view point you will never have to think.

Your posting history speaks for itself, you are troll. I don't care if you don't like Apple or not. But you are here for no other reason than to hate the company. That is all I ever read from you, or the other spaZZes.

Now maybe that is just bad luck, and all your posts in threads I have no interest in are reasonable and informed. But I can only base judgement on what I see. And that makes you a troll.

The topic? Well as to that it looks bad but seems unlikely to be a sumsung issue. Who can say for sure. We may never know. But like you, samsung has a past, and that colors the perception at present. Maybe if they didn't copy Apple so relentlessly in the past no one would even question this.

...and maybe if you weren't such a troll in the past people would take you seriously.

Nah, can't be. I am sure you were right the first time. We are all just rabid Apple fans and can't listen to reason. Makes a lot more sense that everyone else is wrong and you are right. After all, the universe revolves around you...
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post #193 of 256
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I am sorry there is no room in your little world for understanding that there are other types of people than fan boys and haters. Maybe if you keep over simplifying the arguments until your picture of the world is always understandable to your simplistic view point you will never have to think.

Your posting history speaks for itself, you are troll. I don't care if you don't like Apple or not. But you are here for no other reason than to hate the company. That is all I ever read from you, or the other spaZZes.

Now maybe that is just bad luck, and all your posts in threads I haven interest in are reasonable and informed. But I can only base judgement on what I see. And that makes you a troll.

The topic? Well as to that it looks bad but seems unlikely to be a sumsung issue. Who can say for sure. We may never know. But like you, samsung has a past, and that colors the perception at present. Maybe if they didn't copy Apple so relentlessly in the past no one would even question this.

...and maybe if you weren't such a troll in the past people would take you seriously.

Nah, can't be. I am sure you were right the first time. We are all just rabid Apple fans and can't listen to reason. Makes a lot more sense that everyone else is wrong and you are right. After all, the universe revolves around you...

find one post where I said anything negative about Apple in such a way a troll would or shut the fuck up.

I'll be waiting.
post #194 of 256
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Originally Posted by AbsoluteDesignz View Post

Yes and as many fandroids have said for years many galaxy s phones and touchwhiz are obvious copies of iOS and apple.

Doesn't mean Samsung is always guilty.

Just because someone stole a wallet doesn't mean they robbed a bank.

You're right, it doesn't mean that. But if you catch someone with a stolen wallet and the bank was also robbed you would be an idiot not to search the wallet thief.
post #195 of 256
This is a non-story. It's obvious that the icon wall is not part of the Samsung display. A few months later this could very well be an Apple 'store within a store', with the exact same decorations on the walls.
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You're right, it doesn't mean that. But if you catch someone with a stolen wallet and the bank was also robbed you would be an idiot not to search the wallet thief.

But you would also be an idiot to convict them on the spot for bank robbery
post #197 of 256
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Quoted from the original AI article:
"A photo of the South Korean electronics giant's new mini-shop, located inside a Euronics store. . .

Yes, but it is the samsung booth. They are in charge of the decor of their own booth. I don't walk into a department store and see the logo for designer A hanging in a booth for designer B

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I never said that there were.

You implied that it was OK for them to use the other logos because they weren't competing. I was simply showing that to be false. You need permission to use someone's trademark - whether you're in competition or they're your best buddy. Obviously, it's easier to get permission in the latter case and they might not sue you for infringement, but legally you still need permission.

I guess my first post explaining the situation here in Europe got passed over: too long. Sorry.

YOU DO NOT NEED permission of any kind to print any logo in Europe. If you sell the stuff, you can use the logo until someone asks you to stop. That's all. And even then, you are allowed to say: no... I'm keeping it as it is until you get a court to stop me... which is highly unlikely and would take close to 2 years or longer. By then... I'm sure the display has changed more than a few times already. Pointless.

BTW: The stores actually buy certain display systems, like the stands, and the Samsung logo-counter. They are NOT owned by Samsung.

This is NOT lawsuit-happy America here. Sorry (again!).
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Does safari run on any android phones or tablets?

Don't local stores get their promotional materials from a regional office? I rather doubt that the local store went to a kinko's and came up with an ad campaign.

So maybe someone in Italy can check out other stores within a store and see if they have the same wall paper.

Wanna make a bet on that assumption re: Kinko ad-campaign?
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Yes, but it is the samsung booth.

No. It is not.
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They are in charge of the decor of their own booth.

No. They are not. Euronics is.
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I don't walk into a department store and see the logo for designer A hanging in a booth for designer B

In Europe, it happens quite often... and many times they don't have brand A or B in stock at the moment, or didn't bother to buy any of that seasons collections.

Samsung is clearly copying Apple every chance they get, with every mobile product and accessory they sell. However this is NOT one of their personal F'ups, OTHER than the FACT they posted the picture to their own website without taking a closer look at it. Probably didn't care: so sue me!
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