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The Mobile World Congress on Tuesday announced the winners of the 17th Annual Global Mobile Awards, with Samsung dubbed Manufacturer of the Year for its Galaxy S II Smartphone of the Year, while Apple's iPad 2 took home Tablet of the Year honors.


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They would vote Samsung or some other non-iPhone maker as Manufacturer of the Year, because the MWC is for all the also rans, which Apple ignores!

The award, voted by Apple's competitors, conveniently ignores the fact that Apple is so successful that it makes three times as much profit as all the other mobile phone makers combined.

What is surprising is that they voted for iPad as the Tablet Of The Year, bearing in mind that the award is voted for by all Apple's competitors. It seems to show that even its competitors realise that the iPad is generations ahead of the rest of them!
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They would vote Samsung or some other non-iPhone maker as Manufacturer of the Year, because the MWC is for all the also rans, which Apple ignores!

The award, voted by Apple's competitors, conveniently ignores the fact that Apple is so successful that it makes three times as much profit as all the other mobile phone makers combined.

What is surprising is that they voted for iPad as the Tablet Of The Year, bearing in mind that the award is voted for by all Apple's competitors. It seems to show that even its competitors realise that the iPad is generations ahead of the rest of them!

your logic is broken.
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How many people here own the Galaxy S II?
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Well apple only updated the specs with the Iphone 4s with no radicle new design so it fair to say that samsung's galaxy s2 did win this time around.. but with the iphone 5 very likely to have a new design Samsung better savor the glory because it isn't going to last long...

but I have to say that the Galaxy s2 is very nice just to big for my comfort but much props to Samsung..

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I think Galaxy SII is a good mobile phone from the hardware point of view. I think for iPhone 5 Apple would move its hardware technology to something similar to SII given its thinner profile. (I have iPhone4 and I think the hardware is good!)

However in terms of software it is a different story altogether!

So you think Apple should drop back from Bluetooth 4.0, get rid of the backlit camera sensor, cut back on the audio quality (particularly with headphones), get rid of GLANOSS compatability from the GPS and stop making the 64GB model just to match the Galaxy S2 hardware?

I hope not, Apple is moving forward not backwards.
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why does everyone place Apples profit as a beneficial area for consumers?

And please dont say R&D investment, as profit is after that. never mind most is external to the USA.

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post #46 of 159
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Your iPhone stops working, you can walk into a store and get given a new one.

For a fee.

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There's something you don't understand, give them a call and they'll step you through it.

For a fee.

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post #47 of 159
Global Mobile Awards Chief is sitting down talking to Samsung exec and all of a sudden feels something bump into his leg three times. He looks down and sees nothing but three bundles of $100.00 bills. He then looks up in the direction of the arm holding the bills in and sees that Samsung is bribing him. He then accepts the money after the Samsung exec says. We want to support your firm. Now its all a matter of money now isn't it. Being that Apple diet feel that bribery is key in the award they came out second on the smart phone. Oh well. Its the sales that matter not the little award that will collect dust.

And for all of you who think my spelling and grammar is terrible. I personally now of two people registered here. Please remember I am a Disabled VET with a head injury. So please be patient with me. Thank you.
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Originally Posted by AbsoluteDesignz View Post

MWC is a crock of shit....

oh wait? they named the iPad best tablet...ummm maybe they aren't.

Realistically, it would have been a bit of a stretch to choose any other tablet. With the phones there were believable alternatives.
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Apple: Enjoy your meaningless top award, Sammy. Meanwhile we'll just roll around in the record profits we're making.

We? You do realize Apple's profits, accomplishments ect..... Have ZERO to do with you?
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How can they possibly say that? What are they thinking? Do they hate Apple?

Your posts increasingly seem to resemble elevator music. Especially since you changed your user name. Is it just boredom with the topics?
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Your posts increasingly seem to resemble elevator music. Especially since you changed your user name. Is it just boredom with the topics?

He misses the controversy that came with his old account. The controversy that, I'm sure he remembers, got that account silenced in the first place.

So he posts increasingly polarized nonsense for the purpose of any response.

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post #52 of 159
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They would vote Samsung or some other non-iPhone maker as Manufacturer of the Year, because the MWC is for all the also rans, which Apple ignores!

The award, voted by Apple's competitors, conveniently ignores the fact that Apple is so successful that it makes three times as much profit as all the other mobile phone makers combined.

What is surprising is that they voted for iPad as the Tablet Of The Year, bearing in mind that the award is voted for by all Apple's competitors. It seems to show that even its competitors realise that the iPad is generations ahead of the rest of them!

Can you divide by zero as well?
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And for all of you who think my spelling and grammar is terrible. I personally now of two people registered here. Please remember I am a Disabled VET with a head injury. So please be patient with me. Thank you.

I'm also a disabled VET with a head injury!

Was it a cat or a dog that got you?

Spelling and grammar aside, my observations on your posts is that your attitude sucks, so don't expect anybody to go easy on you soon...
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Sounds about right.

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lol, so people are honestly offended by this? HAH you'll live.

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egos may not

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iPhone is 25% SAmsung.

Any of you guys own a Galaxy SII?
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How can they possibly say that? What are they thinking? Do they hate Apple?

Reported. Edit: Now on Ignore.
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Why is this troll still allowed to post?

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On that same note, why do people think that a company profiting from a product is a bad thing for customers? I'm guessing my iPhone has been updated and supported better than the Palm Pre.

Motorola would give their nuts to make a profit.
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Tim Cook is a master at picking quality parts vendors.

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Support.

Your iPhone stops working, you can walk into a store and get given a new one.

There's something you don't understand, give them a call and they'll step you through it.

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Another one with broken logic, support is pre profit and paid for with Apple care. Accessories and developers don't come from Apples profit.
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How can they possibly say that? What are they thinking? Do they hate Apple?

I command MWC on their well camouflaged affirmative action agenda. A stuttering copycat masterpiece gets rewarded on an equal footing with an eloquent original one. And the Master craftsman gets its flagship unvarnished by a master cheat among cheats in the process.

Could there be class warfare at MWC? Classy Apple vs the classless rest?

All that's left for the Courts of Law to ponder is whether intellectual property would be better safeguarded were we to implement a Taliban-like interpretation of the law: a raped woman should be severely sanctioned for having unwillingly lost her virginity; a robbed Apple should be ostracized for having unwittingly forfeited its creativity...

The sheer thrills of public flogging, ...literally or figuratively, work wonders for the sexually repressed, ...be they in Taliban or in Blog land territory.
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For a fee.



For a fee.

Not when it's covered by warranty, where for a Galaxy S2, for example, it would be sent to a service centre for repair.
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Not when it's covered by warranty, where for a Galaxy S2, for example, it would be sent to a service centre for repair.

Sure, sure. Oh, there's no such service available for Samsung stuff? They really make you go without a phone?

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I command MWC on their well camouflaged affirmative action agenda. A stuttering copycat masterpiece gets rewarded on an equal footing with an eloquent original one. And the Master craftsman gets its flagship unvarnished by a master cheat among cheats in the process.

Could there be class warfare at MWC? Classy Apple vs the classless rest?

All that's left for the Courts of Law to ponder is whether intellectual property would be better safeguarded were we to implement a Taliban-like interpretation of the law: a raped woman should be severely sanctioned for having unwillingly lost her virginity; a robbed Apple should be ostracized for having unwittingly forfeited its creativity...

The sheer thrills of public flogging, ...literally or figuratively, work wonders for the sexually repressed, ...be they in Taliban or in Blog land territory.

Huh? You started with misspelling commend and went downhill from there. Its not that serious, its one crappy award.
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post #64 of 159
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why does everyone place Apples profit as a beneficial area for consumers?

And please dont say R&D investment, as profit is after that. never mind most is external to the USA.

Well because I've liked Apple so much that I bought three shares via Sharebuilder (they were just about $12.00 a share, it was back in 2001).
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FYI, Microsoft showed off their Mobile Windows 8 at MWC today and put the whole conference to sleep while yammering about how great this will be when they finally make it into a shipping product. I was completely underwhelmed by the photos of the screen shots...very messy.

Anyone buying into this mess by MS has, as Jobs put it, "no taste,"
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FYI, Microsoft showed off their Mobile Windows 8 at MWC today and put the whole conference to sleep while yammering about how great this will be when they finally make it into a shipping product. I was completely underwhelmed by the photos of the screen shots...very messy.

Anyone buying into this mess by MS has, as Jobs put it, "no taste,"

What does his at all have to do with this thread? If you want to simply bash MS I am sure somewhere on this site there is a thread, but this is not it.
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Link to slappy ban?

Where is slappy? He is by far my favorite troll.
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FYI, Microsoft showed off their Mobile Windows 8 at MWC today and put the whole conference to sleep while yammering about how great this will be when they finally make it into a shipping product. I was completely underwhelmed by the photos of the screen shots...very messy.

Anyone buying into this mess by MS has, as Jobs put it, "no taste,"

Some videos: http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/p...ogallery2.aspx

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Sure, sure. Oh, there's no such service available for Samsung stuff? They really make you go without a phone?

Not at all. However you do need to fill out the service ticket in Korean.
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I have a Samgung Galaxy Nexus... It is a good phone. Better than the iPhone 4S is some way and not as good in others. I know this is a pro Apple site, but Samsung does make good phones and the Android phones are completely different than the iPhone....

To say that Samsung copied the iPhone is to show you ignorance.... Apples and Oranges.... (Pun intended)
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Originally Posted by Hellacool View Post

What does his at all have to do with this thread? If you want to simply bash MS I am sure somewhere on this site there is a thread, but this is not it.

This is a thread about MWC, and I was commenting on MWC. Sorry to have gone way over your head there.
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The Mobile World Congress on Tuesday announced the winners of the 17th Annual Global Mobile Awards, with Samsung dubbed Manufacturer of the Year for its Galaxy S II Smartphone of the Year, while Apple's iPad 2 took home Tablet of the Year honors.

That's nice. But why not dig a little deeper and tell us who the judges were? All I could find was:
"judged by more than 170 independent analysts, journalists, academics, including PCMag's mobile analyst, Sascha Segan."

Sorry, but I'm not really impressed with analysts, journalists, and academics as being able to provide useful insight.

The important facts are:
1. The Top 3 phones in the world are all iPhones.
2. The entire industry apparently likes the iPhone well enough to slavishly copy it.

Thanks, but I'll pass on the Galaxy S.
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How did you come to this conclusion? Weight? Volume? Component prices? Ass pulling?



http://www.ubergizmo.com/2011/08/sam...phone-4-parts/

25.66% to be more exact

What now Solip? Would that be considered an "ass pulling" to you?

Dont be too dismissive of anything thrown against you.

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Originally Posted by Macky the Macky View Post

This is a thread about MWC, and I was commenting on MWC. Sorry to have gone way over your head there.

No, this thread is about how MWC voted for top phone and tablet, apparently it went way over your head and you started talking gibberish about Microsoft. What's next?
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[IMG]http://www.ubergizmo.com/2011/08/sam...phone-4-parts/

What now Solip? Would that be considered an "ass pulling" to you?

Given that the implication in the image is that Apple pockets the remainder of the money, yes.

But I suppose you'll have to wait to see what Solipsism says.

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Given that the implication in the image is that Apple pockets the remainder of the money, yes.

But I suppose you'll have to wait to see what Solipsism says.




His issue was with the 25% number, hypothesizing that what the original poster said is untrue and even suggesting its a made up number.


You are talking about something completely different.


Lets stick with the issue at hand people. He raised an issue I called him out. Done deal.

This was the conversation

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iPhone is 25% SAmsung.

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How did you come to this conclusion? Weight? Volume? Component prices? Ass pulling?

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Huh? You started with misspelling commend and went downhill from there. Its not that serious, its one crappy award.

Public flogging for a vowel ...instead of for a lack of vow, ...how is that for a proof of content. One can't go farther downhill when one as hit rock bottom from the start ...right...?
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why does everyone place Apples profit as a beneficial area for consumers?

And please dont say R&D investment, as profit is after that. never mind most is external to the USA.

Because Apple is the the only company smart enough, and with products (and ecosystem) good enough, to actually make money in this space. The other players have always taken the approach of a race to the bottom on price turning the industry into a commodity business which does not drive innovation or quality. It has always been a unique industry as well in that the carriers have also held a stranglehold on the handset makers and Apple has revolutionized that relationship. As to typical commodity markets, just look at what has happened to the PC industry. It is also a reflection of the huge consumer demand for the iPhone based on the quality and total ecosystem, not just the hardware.
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Originally Posted by I am a Zither Zather Zuzz View Post

How can they possibly say that? What are they thinking? Do they hate Apple?

It's an industry group that Apple may or may not belong to, that's taking the lion's share of all the profits.

The saying is, it's mighty hard to convince someone that X is true if their dues collections give them an economic interest in saying it isn't.
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Any of you guys own a Galaxy SII?

I don't like Samsung phones. May be interested in the GS III if the rumors hold true.

Did you have a point?
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