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quote: "Samsung was forced to bring this to the market first, even though it's not perfected, because if they waited Apple would then sue them for 'stealing'."That is actually a good point... I hadnt considered that. I thought the Gear looks rushed, like it just wasnt quite ready for prime time, but you are correct. If they waited and released it later, Apple would sue them and the millions of dumbfounded dipshits that worship Apple would believe it (cough Nortel), even though Fossil had a smartwatch on the market a decade ago.
quote: Yes, I FULLY believe that if Apple released a smartwatch and Samsung released one afterward, Apple would absolutely positively sue them.
quote: People laughing at Samsung, will be punishment enough. ;-)