“In January, I wrote a story for Forbes called Is Samsung Invincible, predicting that the South Korean manufacturer might just have carved itself a defensible Number One spot in electronics, achieving an ambition that has eluded Sony, Panasonic and many others,” Michael Kanellos writes for ReadWrite.

“So what could change all this?” Kanellos writes. “Petulance.”

Kanellos writes, “It won’t happen for a few years. In fact, expect to see the company enjoy a temporary surge of popularity. But then you’ll see the backlash begin to sink in: Buy a Samsung? Ewwww. Don’t know why, just ewwww. An investment bank will make a prediction about Samsung quarterly shipment declines. Others will pile on.”

“The company will also eventually find itself on the horns of the killer product dilemma. Samsung has always been a great fast follower. It aspires to have the most feature-rich or best designed products in the majority of the high-end price bands,” Kanellos writes. “But it doesn’t create truly new products. Comb the company’s product catalog and you won’t find a Walkman, or an iPhone, the first $1,000 PC or the first laptop. You’ll find the digital equivalent of John Kerry.”

Read more in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: Looking like you’re paying off judges in order to secure a ridiculous “apology” while losing billion-dollar judgements for infringing Apple’s patented intellectual property isn’t going to help, either, Samsungorea. (It sounds like a disease because it is.) Neither will trying to confuse the ignorati by suing Apple over standard essential patents (FRAND abuse) in order to obfuscate your wholesale theft of Apple’s design patents and product trade dress. Eventually, the truth will win out.

I don’t know which is worse: Samsung’s slavish copying or that there are tens of millions of dullards and/or morally-crippled consumers who would buy such obvious knockoffs. What kind of person rewards thieves, especially such obvious ones? What kind of person hands over their money to make sure that crime pays? What’s wrong with you people, exactly?

It makes me sad that there are outfits like Samsung Electronics on the planet, as I was with Microsoft before them. People who work for Samsung Electronics should be ashamed. It makes me even sadder to see people supporting blatant criminals, whether it be blindly or, worse, knowingly. To those people I say: Get some morals, will you, or how about at least acquiring a modicum of taste?

What you’re doing is supporting criminal activity. It’s like you’re buying knockoff Coach handbags, but you’re paying pretty much the Coach price! Not too smart, eh? Oh, sure, you might have “saved” a bit upfront on your fake iPhone (maybe you got one of those Buy One Get One or More Free deals), but you’re paying the same data rates – after a couple years, you’ve pretty much paid the same anyway! So, in the end, you’re saving little or nothing while:

a) depriving the company who basically inspired your inferior, fragmented product;
b) depriving yourself of the real deal and the real experience, and;
c) rewarding the criminal, encouraging them to steal even more.

Not a lot of sense being made in any aspect of your toting around that Android phone, is there? Oh, right it’s “open.” Smirk. And, yes, every one of us with the real thing knows that you’re carrying around a half-assed fake, you tasteless wonder.

Didn’t you people have parents? If so, what did they teach you, if anything? Sheesh.SteveJack, MacDailyNews, August 6, 2012

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