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Samsung's (SSNLF.PK) Galaxy Note 8.0 might be the most serious rival the iPad Mini (AAPL) has...

Samsung's (SSNLF.PK) Galaxy Note 8.0 might be the most serious rival the iPad Mini (AAPL) has seen thus far. The Note 8.0, which ships in Q2, sports a 1200x800 display, a 1.6GHz. quad-core Exynos CPU, split-screen app viewing support, and (like Note smartphones) an S Pen stylus and several apps built for it. No pricing details for now. IDC estimates Samsung's tablet share grew to 15.1% in Q4, though that's still well behind the 43.6% claimed by the iPad, which continues to offer far more tablet-specific apps than Android tablets. (next-gen Nexus 7)
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  • rperson
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    Not sure of the pricing but I'm sure it will be a steal. (Pun intended).
    24 Feb 2013, 05:01 PM Reply Like
  • rocback
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    great point. By the way, why is not the fact that Samsungs Chairman was convicted of felony fraud not mentioned by the press?

     

    On January 14, 2008, Lee's home and office were raided by the Korean police for an ongoing probe into accusations that Samsung is responsible for a slush fund used to bribe influential prosecutors, judges, and political figures in South Korea.[17] On April 4, 2008 he denied allegations against him for his role in the Samsung Slush Funds scandal.[18] After the second round of questioning by the South Korean prosecutors which occurred on April 11, 2008, Lee was quoted by reporters saying "I am responsible for everything. I will assume full moral and legal responsibility.” On July 16, 2008, The New York Times reported that the Seoul Central District Court found him guilty on charges of financial wrongdoing and tax evasion. Prosecutors requested that Lee be sentenced to seven years in prison and fined $347 million. The court fined him $109 million and sentenced him to 3 years suspended jail time. Lee has not responded to the verdict.[19]
    24 Feb 2013, 05:10 PM Reply Like
  • redponydoc
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    Good one, rperson.

     

    Samsung products - pretty good - for cheap imitations.
    24 Feb 2013, 05:13 PM Reply Like
  • WilScheung
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    The iPad mini has been so popular from its short run that it has even started cannibalizing some of the regular iPad's sales.

     

    Once the iPad mini incorporates the Retina display and the faster specs, Apple will continue to solidify its position as the preeminent tablet maker.
    24 Feb 2013, 05:02 PM Reply Like
  • VictorHAustin
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    They might as well all quit. The next BlackBerry tablet is going to put Samsung and Apple both out of business.

     

    Is this news? Is this like the release of the news that Samsung might ship a new model sometime in the future? Or is the "news" that there is an opinion that this *might* [finally] be some competition for iPads?

     

    There is something going way past journalism or investment going on here with the rabid attacks on Apple from every heel nipping dog in the media. I totally get that there are fans and flamers among individual customers, though I'm a bit baffled why they are posting to investment forums. Maybe they just followed links mindlessly and don't have any idea where they are, and just think it's another social jaw flapping venue.

     

    I totally get that there are strong opinions among bloggers, and even that there are bloggers baiting for clicks.

     

    But I don't get a fake press release that is simply a taunt from either a Samsung fan or an Apple hater. And I particularly don't get how it gets through the system so far.

     

    Just stopped in this afternoon to check the level of shouting about Apple. As someone posted recently, I find myself coming here less and less often.
    24 Feb 2013, 06:36 PM Reply Like
  • rperson
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    Ask Doug Kass.
    24 Feb 2013, 06:54 PM Reply Like
  • johnofarizonaoregon
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    The short interest in Apple is climbing. Many of the bearish articles regarding Apple have short interest in mind.
    24 Feb 2013, 08:18 PM Reply Like
  • zd2002
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    The short interest is at least 2 weeks old. All you can say was that the sentiment two weeks ago were this and that.
    25 Feb 2013, 05:16 AM Reply Like
  • WilScheung
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    Agreed. My position: My family bought Apple back in 2000, and sold recently.

     

    From the spate of articles regarding Apple recently, I'm finding less and less well-reasoned arguments and conclusions from data, and more and more baseless opinions and crystal-ball opining.
    25 Feb 2013, 01:24 PM Reply Like
  • aparo201@google.com
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    I'm sure the 8 size has nothing to do with the Mini.

     

    One story not getting much coverage is that iphone is three times more reliable than Samsung:

     

    http://bit.ly/Wi6uWO

     

    Seems more relevant than other stuff that gets reported about apple or samsung (hello, SA editors . . .).
    24 Feb 2013, 06:46 PM Reply Like
  • achira
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    The utility of the S pen cannot be understated. A functional stylus is one area Apple has missed the boat on big time and will suffer the loss of market share for it.
    24 Feb 2013, 06:56 PM Reply Like
  • aparo201@google.com
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    You mean to say "overstated". Freudian slip?

     

    Most people's don't want a stylus. For those who do, there are over a dozen models for the iPad, from the very expensive to a couple of bucks; it's a cheap accessory found in all electronic shops. Lots of apple apps use a stylus. Apple doesn't include one for the same reason it doesn't include a microphone, or credit card attachment.
    24 Feb 2013, 08:03 PM Reply Like
  • VictorHAustin
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    My Newton has a stylus, and I'm not using it. Does it work with my iPad?

     

    The RT has a keyboard, but not an iPad. Oops. It's an extra add-on for the RT. And there were several at Target for the iPad that day when I looked. Oh well, the RT will still give the iPad trouble. I just can't think how right this minute.

     

    The analysts and bloggers made a really big deal of the RT coming with a keyboard that the iPad lacked. I laugh every time I think about some tech blogger typing that on a PC keyboard with a couple free evaluation keyboards for iPads in piles around the floor unopened. Brilliant bunch of folks. Definitely want to keep a sharp eye out for their advice.
    24 Feb 2013, 09:04 PM Reply Like
  • achira
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    Yes, I neant "overstated." Using a capacitive stylus on an iPad is like using a crayan, so no I don't think the thousands of such products qualify as a stylus or anything comparable to the S pen. Their popularity however speaks to the market demand for such a product. The demand is there, especially in business and education, and apple is completely missing it. Samsung gets it.
    25 Feb 2013, 12:20 AM Reply Like
  • mscottbone
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    Time will tell who "gets" it.

     

    No reason for us to bicker about it because I can promise WE don't know.
    25 Feb 2013, 01:30 AM Reply Like
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