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My question is, why only in europe? and why only samsung?

Plenty of other companies have rectangular tablets.
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I want samsung to stop making apple's hardware
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Originally Posted by Boyboyd View Post
My question is, why only in europe? and why only samsung?

Plenty of other companies have rectangular tablets.
Possible reasons:

- Apple saw the massive success of Samsung Galaxy S II sales in Europe (which got over 3-5 million) and does not want that to happen again with the Galaxy Tab 10.1.
- Samsung is the second largest handset manufacturer, and is Apple's most heated rival. Obviously, the company and its products will be targeted.
- Both companies are locked in litigation over these past few months with the whole infringement debate. So, anything Samsung produces is a potential "infringement" of Apple devices.
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Wow...I can't believe a European court would grant something so outrageous! Lucky for us here in South Africa, our civil case court roll moves so slow, it'll take Apple 2 years at best to get this type of thing heard!

Seriously though this is crazy. Why doesn't Steve Jobs just come out and say what he really means, that he thinks Apple should be the only company making phones/tablets, or heck, maybe he thinks Apple should be the only Tech company full stop...

All other tech companies and especially companies that make Tablets and Phones should form a coalition against them. Just outright stop supplying them with anything, and supply it to each other instead. It won't take long for them to come to their senses, no one can exist as an island anymore, and Apples attitude plain sucks. Did they ever think that maybe people would like to choose weather or not to buy their products??

I know it's about business and bottom line but there is still such a thing as freedom of choice in the world, at least there is where I live!
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Apple, now the IBM of the 1980s
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I am waiting for the day apple fall and when it does itwill be so fast that apple wont even know it happen!!!.....waiting.....
That will give the sentence "Drop an apple" a whole new meaning altogether.
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With that logic. ill patent vehicles with 4 wheels. I know they already exist but with apples logic, that doesn't matter. I am going to ask for $500 per vehicle with four wheels sold or they won't be able to sell said product.
You will be hearing from my lawers. I filed for this patent 20 years ago. You know owe me $20M. Refusal to pay immediatly will result in you being deported from your country and banned from returning.

*Thanks Apple! This is so easy to do. Maybe one day we can all be like you. /endsarcasm
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They do, but a lot of the problems are to due with the applications. You just can't beat having an application designed for a 10" screen and multi-touch input compared to having an application designed for a 15-23" screen that is designed for keyboard and mouse input. I see, for example, problems such as having small buttons grouped together that are perfectly fine for a mouse to click but not so great for touch and things like that, etc.
I suppose, but I wouldn't go so far as to state that an OS is coded for a particular screen size. I wouldn't even go as far as to say resolution. You can generally adjust icon and text size if it's too small or too large.

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Originally Posted by Benladesh View Post
I like how people argue over little things like the term patent troll.

IMO I think apple are a new breed of patent trolls. Patenting anything and everything so they can stifle competition, no matter how ridiculous.
I don't know why people other than patent investors like Nathan Myhrvold and those who work at companies like Intellectual Ventures would discount that patent trolls exist, whether or not they can be classified as NPEs.

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Originally Posted by Boyboyd View Post
My question is, why only in europe? and why only samsung?

Plenty of other companies have rectangular tablets.
It's not only in Europe? Litigation for the same allegations is taking place in various countries around the world. It isn't only Samsung. HTC is also a target. I hardly think it's about the shape of the tablet. I hope I'm not simply responding to sarcasm.
post #159 of 217
I may have read somewhere that Apple blocked the sales of the Galaxy S II in the US. Too busy to look for a source ATM.

...and I want a S2, darnit.
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Oh, and to all of you saying "Apple is a troll, they waited for Samsung to be a good competitor to sue them!" Well obviously they did! You see someone stole your idea, and is making lots of money with it. You know you'll get money if you report him. You know you'll get even more money if you report him when he is making good profit. What do you do? you wait for him to be at his best and then you strike.
Apple as a company wants money so they act accordingly, that's all.
And that's where the patent system is badly flawed. It's ridiculous for patents to work that way. How can one possibly know that out of the millions of patents out there, the product they're trying to make some profit out of is patented by someone else? It's ridiculous that you put in honest work, succeed, to then get raped by some annoying troll filing suit against you for violating patents months or even years later just when you start breaking big profit. Companies, especially big corporations, should have a MUCH smaller window of opportunity to jump on other companies when they release a product that violates any of their patents. I'd say 30 days, or maybe lower the amount of cash the company is entitled to receive beyond a certain time. That, or the FTC/ITC/whoever checks out new products that go retail need to get on the ball and cross-check that there aren't already any patents in existence for those products, and maybe help the creator contact the patent owner if they're interested in licensing or flat-out buying the patent off of them.
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