Originally Posted by reefoid
No, I don't see anything wrong with that. Every single one of Samsung's component customers know that Samsung competes with them in the consumer sector. If they then choose to continue to use Samsung as a supplier, how is that Samsung's fault? All of their customers have a choice, if they don't like it use a different supplier. Its called a free market.
You don't see anything wrong with conflict of interest? You must not have any integrity in your methods of doing business. It's similar to Microsoft selling a product that competes with their OEM Windows customers. A bunch of Microsoft OEMs were discussing the possibility of going after Microsoft when they released the Surface products since that's conflict of interest because Microsoft charges their OEMs money for Windows OS licenses as well as Office, but with Microsoft, they absorb those costs. Whether or not they actually take action, that's another discussion. Since Microsoft isn't doing that well in terms of Surface sales, so they might not bother, but that is conflict of interest.
It's not Samsung's fault for the OEM to buy components from them, but it IS Samsung's fault for competing against them with similar products with similar configurations and pricing.
If you don't see a problem with Samsung's Mobility unit, then you obviously haven't studied business law. it's not Kosher to do what Samsung is doing. The problem is deciding to take legal action, which costs a lot of money, takes a long time to get resolution. It would be more effective if there was a class action, but for the OEMs to do that may take a while.
I think it's wrong to do that. What do I know, I only got A's in Business Law. What did you get when you took that course?