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Samsung score a victory over Apple

Samsung has had a pretty rough couple of week following its loss to Apple in a California district court. Samsung was found guilty of infringing on various Apple design patents and was ordered to pay $1.05 billion in damages. To add insult to injury, Apple is looking to add the flagship Galaxy S III to the banned list in the U.S.
 
Even with all of that bad news swirling around Samsung, the South Korean company can at least take solace in the fact that its Galaxy S III has knocked the Apple iPhone 4S off its perch as the best-selling smartphone in America.


Samsung Galaxy S III
 
"We believe this is the first month since the iPhone 4S launched in October 2011 that it was not the top-selling smartphone in the U.S. market," said Canaccord Genuity analyst T. Michael Walkley.
 
However, Samsung's victory over Apple may be short-lived. Apple has officially confirmed a September 12 press event to announce the next generation iPhone. Sales will likely start towards the end of September.

Source: CNET



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By Ammohunt on 9/4/2012 2:52:20 PM , Rating: 2
if it were just a device by device race i would tend to agree with you but like many others i don't want an iPhone 5 just to make phone calls... i want one because it integrates seamlessly with my preferred media platform iTunes/Apple store etc.. it also seamlessly integrates with that with my other apple devices like appletv and ipad in other words Apple != RIM.


By MadMan007 on 9/4/2012 2:57:49 PM , Rating: 2
aka...you are already locked in. That's the one major advantage Apple will retain for a good number of years in the US.


By andrewaggb on 9/4/2012 2:44:09 PM , Rating: 2
Yep. I've been saying this for a while. Apple just wants to get a monopoly. Then they can get slapped with a few lawsuits (like microsoft and intel were), but who cares when you control the whole market. A lot of good a few anti trust lawsuits did for novell, amd, etc.

They will sue and ban and do whatever they can to get market share, app share, etc. I don't blame them, it's good business. They're winning over die hards, have a way better app store, great looking products, etc.

Go into staples, best buy, etc, and apple is prominently displayed, on their own tables, front and center, everybody else is crap on the sides.

If it wasn't for samsung and htc putting up a decent fight in the cell phone market, they'd own that market as well.

Microsoft has a chance with Windows 8, but they really needed it + surface out a year ago.


"And boy have we patented it!" -- Steve Jobs, Macworld 2007














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