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Samsung fined in Taiwan for slamming HTC while praising its own products

0. phoneArena 24 Oct 2013, 05:12 posted on

Samsung's Taiwanese arm has got to be one of the naughtiest of all of Sammy's local divisions, or at least the Taiwanese Fair Trade Commission would lead us to believe so...

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posted on 24 Oct 2013, 05:18 21

1. mr.techdude (Posts: 571; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)


Samsung is becoming the next Apple. Never like their products and this proves me right.

posted on 24 Oct 2013, 05:24 16

4. BillyG (Posts: 305; Member since: 24 Sep 2012)


apple never hire college students to lead a defamation campaign, their high quality products already make people praise them, no need to pay people to do it.

posted on 24 Oct 2013, 05:44 16

12. Piotrek007 (Posts: 112; Member since: 07 Dec 2010)


I would rather say that Apple have lots of fans, stupid enough to pay double only for fancy "apple" logo.

posted on 24 Oct 2013, 05:52 5

16. Miracles (Posts: 560; Member since: 31 Aug 2013)


Well said. +1

posted on 24 Oct 2013, 06:15 6

26. ardent1 (Posts: 2000; Member since: 16 Apr 2011)


The paying double argument is simply silly.

Apple devices have high resale value, thus lower depreciation expense -- or, the actual cost of ownership.

Android devices are much cheaper when measured in OEC vs Apple's OEC, respectively. However, android devices tend to become worthless due to high obsolesce risks meaning the entire OEC is the actual cost of ownership.

It's NOT the purchase price, it's the cost of ownership.

posted on 24 Oct 2013, 08:04 10

42. RoyalPayne (banned) (Posts: 458; Member since: 07 Aug 2013)


Hes one of those paid samsung fanbots. Dont pay attention. Let them cry while we enjoy the BEST!

posted on 24 Oct 2013, 11:48

56. suavo23 (Posts: 2; Member since: 12 Oct 2013)


Fan boy much lol

posted on 26 Oct 2013, 10:39 1

66. saffant (Posts: 274; Member since: 04 Jul 2011)


"the BEST!"

You mean to say that a paltry 4" screen is the "BEST" on the market? lol

posted on 26 Oct 2013, 17:23

68. RoyalPayne (banned) (Posts: 458; Member since: 07 Aug 2013)


Yes. Its one of the damn best 4" screen on the market. It beats most other screens out their in most things if not all.
And just going by your dumb mentality, samsung mega 6.3 hould be better than samsungs own note 3. LOL

posted on 24 Oct 2013, 10:22 3

53. BillyG (Posts: 305; Member since: 24 Sep 2012)


i bet that you are one of those students paid by shamesung...

posted on 26 Oct 2013, 12:47 3

67. amasog (Posts: 351; Member since: 22 Aug 2013)


copycat Samsung have lots of fans too. stupid & gullible enough to buy their laggy phones just because of gimmicky features.. quadcore with 4gb ram, that is easily beaten by a dual core 1gb ram phone.

posted on 26 Oct 2013, 17:24

69. RoyalPayne (banned) (Posts: 458; Member since: 07 Aug 2013)


Can't agree more. +1

posted on 24 Oct 2013, 15:30

61. Long1 (banned) (Posts: 399; Member since: 18 May 2013)


It's not Samsung. Actually Taiwan firm was doing that. And about taiwan's firm HTC. Right? In Thaiwan.

Ask yourself , why only in Taiwan this happen! this scandal? And nowhere else?

I smell here a plot against Samsung. Apple-ish way. Exactly after HTC and Apple made a secret contract.

Why should Samsung attack a dead dog like HTC? To take the HTC's 1% market??? ROTFL
It's looks more like HTC ad campaign.

posted on 24 Oct 2013, 18:44 5

62. amats69 (Posts: 1466; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)


i think Samsung forgot to brief you about this issue...

http://blog.clove.co.uk/2013/04/18/samsung-admits-to-hiring-students-to-post-fake-htc-reviews/

posted on 24 Oct 2013, 06:01 6

19. CanYouSeeTheLight (Posts: 1116; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)


This kind of makes me feel bad for buying a Samsung laptop despite owning an HTC One..

"Said campaign was staged with the aim of defaming the products of local rival HTC, while praising Samsung's own products at the same time."

This reminds me of someone, Taters is that you?

posted on 24 Oct 2013, 06:19 1

28. joey_sfb (Posts: 6038; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


Taiwanese Samsung division. LOL!

posted on 24 Oct 2013, 08:02 7

41. RoyalPayne (banned) (Posts: 458; Member since: 07 Aug 2013)


Samsung can only try to be Apple. But with these kinds of practices, they can only be samsung. Lying cheating copying makes them samsung. Not Apple.

posted on 24 Oct 2013, 09:03 6

50. Altair (Posts: 367; Member since: 02 Feb 2012)


Shamesung is a bad boy and a copycat. It's leadership has admitted by itself that: "we followed Nokia too long and too close, that Apple slipped away." (at Samsung vs. Apple trial).

Vote with your wallet, and let this copycat rot away.

posted on 24 Oct 2013, 05:23 12

2. TechBizJP08 (Posts: 495; Member since: 25 Mar 2013)


Why the heck bully the little guy? They are the king and still not satified and want to kick the peasant?

posted on 24 Oct 2013, 05:27 9

5. SAYED-EJAZ (Posts: 225; Member since: 10 Oct 2013)


jealous haters.
I saw a tv ad , still that ad present in indian television in all channels,and in the ad nokia is insulting the camera capability of samsung and apple.what about this ?
All just want to bash samsung.!

posted on 24 Oct 2013, 05:35 15

8. shahulvm (Posts: 124; Member since: 01 Apr 2012)


Sammy deserves bashing for being greedy, over pricing their plastics and over saturating the photos

posted on 24 Oct 2013, 05:42

11. SAYED-EJAZ (Posts: 225; Member since: 10 Oct 2013)


Dont you have shame to bash Sammy , the Multination & No:2 who spends for research and development just after Volkswagen ..i.e.., 10.4 billion dollars in the last year alone !
Technology world is in safe hands of Samsung, the lengendary Samsung .

posted on 24 Oct 2013, 05:48 9

14. amats69 (Posts: 1466; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)


So whats your point? Where talking here about this shameful act by samsung and they are guilty. Behind the success of samsung now, do they still need this shameful act? Your fanboyism is at the higher level...or maybe youre one of the paid trolls?

posted on 24 Oct 2013, 05:47 2

13. TechBizJP08 (Posts: 495; Member since: 25 Mar 2013)


Right!!!, and now Samsung should have all the right to bash everybody? You miss my point buddy.
I'm saying Samsung is already Big time. HTC is dying, yet they want to bury HTC? Common Fanboy!!!

posted on 24 Oct 2013, 05:54

18. SAYED-EJAZ (Posts: 225; Member since: 10 Oct 2013)


HTC is dying or not, its not the problem of samsung. Its htc only !
What about nokia insulting apple and samsung camera ?
Samsung knows the marketing .. they knows what the consumers looking for.. thus they become the leader !
From my point '' NO COMPANY SHOULD ''bash each others,but what I am seeing is all are bashing each other!

posted on 24 Oct 2013, 06:03 4

20. TechBizJP08 (Posts: 495; Member since: 25 Mar 2013)


Dude, why are you talking about other company here. The issue here is Samsung and HTC. Your point is pointless read comment #7. Not for this article.

posted on 24 Oct 2013, 06:11 1

22. SAYED-EJAZ (Posts: 225; Member since: 10 Oct 2013)


You also read comment 1 and 4 .
If the issue is about samsung and htc , whyy MR.Techdude bring apple topic here?
Read comment 4, bashing samsung telling some college matters.. what about all that ????
U just want to bash me and samsung now !

posted on 24 Oct 2013, 06:09 3

21. amats69 (Posts: 1466; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)


I haave one question for u... How old are you kid?

posted on 24 Oct 2013, 06:14

25. SAYED-EJAZ (Posts: 225; Member since: 10 Oct 2013)


I am not a kid..
I am first year computer science student, so you would know the age .

posted on 24 Oct 2013, 06:18 4

27. ardent1 (Posts: 2000; Member since: 16 Apr 2011)


Then you should be educated enough to separate fact from fiction. If you have access to Google or any other search engine, then find the real truth about Samsung.

For example, how this article points out Samsung engaged in a smear campaign against HTC.

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