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  • liveup40 liveup40 Mar 16, 2013 2:02 PM Flag

    aapl bulls are praying Samsung introduces another new product next week.....

    The Samsung taking over the world drama was one of the most overplayed hype yet...... Seriously, look around you, what type of device do you see people use and continue to buy....

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    • calls_them_as_i_see_them calls_them_as_i_see_them Mar 16, 2013 2:04 PM Flag

      Yeah but Galaxy S4 is getting rave reviews and its going to take major market share away from iPhone 5 for sure. Careful what you wish for.

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      • Must be why Samsung stock was down 3% after the "big debut", and Apple's was up 3%, Samsung missed, now it's Apple's turn.

      • You keep saying the Galaxy S4 is getting rave reviews, but not all reviewers are raving about it. According to AP reviewer Peter Svensson (among many others), the S4 is a big letdown. You may "call them as you seem them," but you must be wearing rose-colored glasses!
        Review: Tech in Galaxy S4 doesn't come together.

        The Galaxy S4, Samsung's latest and greatest, has a cute feature we'll probably see in a lot of phones soon: You can shoot both yourself and your surroundings at the same time, using the front- and back-mounted cameras. It's a bit like having a two-camera film crew follow you around.

        But other than that, it's hard to point to anything that will set the world on fire in the new phone. The S4 has what you'd expect from a new smartphone: a bigger screen and a faster processor. It may prove to be unfortunate that didn't stop there when it presented the successor to its hit Galaxy S III, because the phone has a grab-bag of features that don't come together as a pleasing whole.

        The list of user interface innovations goes on, but they don't amount to a coherent new way of interacting with the phone. Nor do they turn the phone into something that's intelligently aware of what goes on around it. It's more like Samsung is throwing a bunch of technologies into the phone to see what sticks. Sometimes, that's how progress works, but consumers might not appreciate being guinea pigs.

        The S4 presents an interesting contrast to the BlackBerry Z10, which is coming out in a few weeks. Research In Motion Ltd. jettisoned the old BlackBerry software and rebuilt it from the ground up. The phone's hardware isn't as impressive as Samsung's, but the software is easy to use, and it's based on a strong idea: taking the pain out of communicating across email, text messaging and social networks. The S4, unfortunately, doesn't have the same clarity of purpose.

      • I haven't read a "wow" review.... Not one.... Samsung has great commercials, I'll give them that. AAPL should buy the advertisement agency that produced Samsung commercials....

        Samsung will sell a lot of stuff and make a lot of money..... So will AAPL.....

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