“Samsung Electronics Co.’s second-generation Galaxy S phone, launched in its home country of South Korea Thursday, shows few apparent changes in appearance from the first-generation model that prompted a lawsuit by Apple Inc. last week,” Evan Ramstad reports for The Wall Street Journal.
“The new phone retains some of the icons that Apple alleges Samsung copied from it, such as a phone receiver against a green background that launches telephone functions and a gear wheel to reach settings,” Ramstad reports. “But a photo-app icon now resembles a camera rather than flower petals; Apple’s icon is a sunflower.”
Ramstad reports, “At a news conference, the chief of Samsung’s mobile-phone division, J.K. Shin, reiterated the company’s previous statements about the Apple lawsuit, saying Samsung would defend its patent rights and ‘protect its pride.’ …Separately, Mr. Shin said Samsung was on track to release a second version of its Galaxy Tab tablet computer in June. The first version, with a seven-inch screen, has sold at a rate of about 300,000 units a month since hitting store shelves in October, he said. Samsung aims to sell five times as many tablet computers with the new version, he said.”
Read more in the full article here.
MacDailyNews Take: Over the last six months, 1.8 million or so suckers wasted their cash on that piece-of-crap tiny-screened fake iPad? We had no idea. We’re going to have to up our annual gift amount to mentally handicapped organizations.
Oh, wait, this is Samsung, so maybe that’s just how many they shipped, not sold?
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Fred Mertz” for the heads up.]
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