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Wondering which handsets are dominating the smartphone market in the UK? According to GfK, two handsets have been landing more in the hands of Christmas shoppers. These are the Apple iPhone 4S and the Samsung Galaxy S2. Unfortunately, the Nokia Lumia 800 did not make it to the top 15 list, despite Nokia’s extensive marketing campaign.
Although the iPhone 4S is in pole position, no one can deny the success of the Galaxy S2. Since Apple’s latest smartphone was only launched in October, Apple’s cult following is expected to get their hands on the latest iPhone as soon as it comes out. The Galaxy S2, on the other hand, has been in the market since April of this year. Despite being in the market for eight months, it is still the second top selling smartphone for December and topped sales for eight months running. It did this without spending as much on Advertising and Marketing compared to Apple.
Although five generations of the iPhone made it to the top 15 list, it’s great to see the Samsung Galaxy S2 is still going strong, despite being in the market for eight months since April.
How about you? What are you getting a loved one for Christmas? Will it be an Apple iPhone 4S or a Samsung Galaxy S2?
A component for the next generation iPad has just been leaked. This part suggests that the rumored iPad 3 will sport a revamped design compared to its predecessor the iPad 2. The news comes to us via Cydia Blog.
The component in question is a microphone. According to the report, Apple has altered the layout of the rumored slate’s internal circuits. It is said that these changes will allow the mic flex cable to turn 90 degrees.
Other rumors surrounding the next generation iPad is a smaller version, which is set to directly compete with the Amazon Kindle Fire tablet and other smaller Android tablets. The iPad 2 currently competes with larger 10 inch tablets such as the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 and Motorola Xoom.
DigiTimes reports that the iPad 3, just like the Galaxy Tab 10.1, will be available in a smaller 7.85 inch version. It is expected to launch in the 4th quarter of 2012. Six months before the launch of this smaller iPad will be the regular sized iPad 3.
According to other rumors, the next generation iPad will support 4G and a retina display just like the iPhone 4 and the iPhone 4S.
Interested to know more about the iPad 3? We’ll keep you posted once we know more.
Apple has spent millions on lawyers in its legal battles against Samsung, claiming the Korean tech giant has infringed its patents. In Australia, the Cupertino firm has failed to convince courts that the Galaxy Tab 10.1 has copied the design of the iPad 2. Samsung has used the publicity gained from its courtroom drama with Apple, by giving its 10 inch tablet a spunky catch-phrase ‘the tablet Apple tried to stop’. It turns out, Apple spent millions to promote its rival’s tablet.
This is not the first time Samsung makes fun of Apple through an advertisement. In the past, Samsung indirectly makes fun of Apple fans lined up for hours for the iPhone 4S in an ad for the Galaxy S2.
In Australia, courts granted a temporary injunction to Apple, banning the Galaxy Tab 10.1 from sale in stores down under. However, the court overturned the previous ruling and allowed the Samsung to continue selling the Honeycomb tablet. The hearing will resume in 2012.
Speaking to the Sydney Morning Herald, Tyler McGee, VP of telecommunications at Samsung Australia, its courtroom drama with Apple has generated the much needed publicity for the Tab 10.1, even more than its own ad campaign.
McGee said, “At the end of the day the media awareness certainly made the Galaxy Tab 10.1 a household name compared to probably what it would’ve been based on the investment that we would’ve put into it from a marketing perspective.”
The VP adds that the demand for the Galaxy Tab 10.1 in Australia is expected to go off the roof. Although a large shipment of the tablets is coming, they might not be able to meet the demand.
What do you think of Samsung’s new catch-phrase for the Galaxy Tab 10.1, ‘the tablet Apple tried to stop’? Voice out your opinion through a comment.