Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Samsung Tablet Relevance at Stake as Apple Europe Hearing Looms - Businessweek

Google will also join the reciprocal-litigation-with-Apple club, if its Motorola Mobility acquisition is approved

Samsung and Apple have been suing each other in the U.S., Germany, Japan and South Korea since Apple claimed in an April lawsuit that the Galaxy smartphones and tablets “slavishly” copied the iPhone and iPad. In March, Chief Executive Officer Steve Jobs gave Samsung the top billing in a chart proclaiming 2011 the “Year of the Copycats.”

“It clearly shows how scared Apple is of Samsung,” said Mark Newman, a Hong Kong-based analyst at Sanford C. Bernstein & Co. “Samsung is clearly Apple’s strongest rival and strongest competitor in the future, not just in tablets, but also smartphones.”

Samsung Tablet Relevance at Stake as Apple Europe Hearing Looms - Businessweek

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