Samsung one-ups Apple iPhone 4S launch in Sydney with $2 Galaxy S II phones, sees people camping
Some of the first to get the phones Monday lined up again to get the next batch of ten on the next morning, so they have been staying there quite a while, and some are even camping outside, a feat usually reserved for iPhone or iPad launch days in front of Apple Stores.
Samsung has obviously rented the store on a short term basis for a few weeks until the dust around the iPhone 4S launch settles down, but it's unclear for how long it will keep doing this publicity stunt. Apple and Samsung are tied in a legal battle Down Under around a patent infringement lawsuit for the Galaxy Tab 10.1, and the judge is expected to announce a verdict this week regarding the sales and marketing of Samsung's tablet in Australia.
source: MuswellbrookChronicle via SlashGear
1. snowgator (Posts: 3345; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)
All's fair in love, war, and mobile which is kinda both ....
15. AppleFUD (unregistered)
true. . . and this is a classic move. . .
just classic Samsung! well played.
but let's face it. . . those that want and iphone are going to get one regardless of what else is on the market.
31. E.N. (Posts: 2514; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)
All is fair but this is bordering desperate, not gonna lie. I thought this was THE Android phone to have.
32. E.N. (Posts: 2514; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)
Its quite sad actually. Their giving the impression that they're scrambling.
33. AppleFUD (unregistered)
I don't think it's that as much as they want apple to know that they will do whatever is necessary to hurt apple and take away sales as long as apple continues with these childish lawsuits over vague design patents. If you think Samsung is desperate than you aren't paying attention--within one year they have jumped into the Android Smartphone market to become the leader and are selling at or more smartphones than apple. They're just playing the childish game that apple started.
and THE Android handset to have is the Nexus. . . it's always THE Nexus because that's the only true Android handset. All other Android handsets are OEM specific, thus all the buzz about the Nexus Prime with its 1280X720 HD super amoled plus screen, dual-core 1.5GHz, etc. ;)
35. E.N. (Posts: 2514; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)
I definitely don't think that Samsung's a desperate company but that's the impression they're giving. From a business standpoint, I'd never sell my best device for $2 and rent a crappy shop two buildings down from Apple's glass building. Apple is not the one that looks silly.
But hey, I'm sure they know what they're doing so ....
4. remixfa (Posts: 14253; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
lol, if you think your classy, your a bigger idiot than we previously thought.
6. dacastrator (Posts: 232; Member since: 22 Sep 2011)
you always sound stupid. you are a true douchebag.
8. the one (unregistered)
look at how ignorrant you sound there is nothing classy about you, there is nothing classy about being a lemming either, and if your talking wealthiest owners than both would lose to blackberry. Calm down its just a phone for godssake...ignorrance is bliss and so is obsession based on your comment
9. jacko (unregistered)
lol ur funny
what u going to do when sammy bans the is**t
over the 3G patents
10. readingthissh1t (Posts: 303; Member since: 20 Jul 2011)
...this guy is smoking something --_--`
12. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4546; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)
Yeah you got the class of a rat with rabies. THE_GAME5 there are iSheep, but then there is you. You are worse than an iSheep, you are like the excrement of the iSheep, you know a foul smelling, less than human, uneducated, Mr. Hankey type of person. You know super ultra ghetto fabulous but not cool at all! lol I think I hit all the points here! lol Just keep typing your horrendous crap so we can all see your true genius! lol
13. snowgator (Posts: 3345; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)
Rat with rabies??? ROFL ..... Gonna work real hard to not get you mad at me, Super EVO!!
14. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4546; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)
Dude the guy yesterday was completely belligerent to me, remixfa, Rory for no reason. If someone disagrees with him he gets very personal. Also he throws homophobic slurs & that is very uncalled for & disrespectful. I just call it the way it is. It you are going to act like a rat with rabies then I will call you that. lol
5. remixfa (Posts: 14253; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
$2 SGS2 phones? they need to do that in america! lol
11. sorcio46 (Posts: 420; Member since: 27 Jul 2011)
Well done Sammy :D, do that even in Italy !
16. andro. (Posts: 1986; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)
Haha! Islaves are busy buying last years old phone now renamed iphone 4s in a slave zombie fashion handing over wallets and credit cards while aware people get the top smartphone os and the top android phone for almost free!
The good part of the story is that these brain dead folks pumping cash out for same apple products continually is what keeps the economy going for those in awareness and freedom above them
18. bucky (Posts: 1775; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)
you are absolutely right! buying smartphone once a year is just stupid!!! I should be buying a new phone every 2 months! just look, my sgs2 is already old now-guess its time for an upgrade.
21. JosephC (Posts: 6; Member since: 12 Oct 2011)
oh, you're so smart with your comebacks.. not... My sgs2 still performs much better than my friends iphone. The screen is also way too small to read anything on the iphone. 3.5 really? welcome to the last century. Heck even my Vibrant performs better than the iphone4
17. Perry83 (unregistered)
I think this is awesome. Ive been consistently bought hTC devices (hero, evo, evo 3d), but had the Nexus 4G. I thinks its amazing when companies do this especially in light of thier legal battle(s). Its like Samsung smacked Apple off its high horse, to me its pretty funny lol. *** i agree with remixfa, do this across the US, ill drive to get a cheap S2G2.
19. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)
Android fanboys are cheering this as a victory? Samsung is giving away their best phone and guess what? iPhone will still do double or triple it's sales. I guess this is why android touts activations and not sales lol
20. JosephC (Posts: 6; Member since: 12 Oct 2011)
no s**t this is a win. Have fun with your [seemingly] year old phone with a gimmick called siris. And get the facts right. SGS2 sold more than the iphone.
Google "Samsung Galaxy S II beats iPhone sales, retains mobile crown"
What? are you trying to compare a 6 month old sgs2 with iphone4s orders? How sad... GTFO to your iDied forums.
23. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)
Check out yesterday's article where iPhone smashed android in benchmark tests. You're delusional if you think SGS II sells more than iPhone.
Are you mad? You seem really angry. I know a new iPhone launch must be hard for you. Reality sets in and you have to cope with iPhone being a superior phone.
27. Whateverman (Posts: 3236; Member since: 17 May 2009)
There are also a few benchmarks where the GS2 bested the ip4S as well. My point, each of these phones offer some pretty good performance measured in different ways. One benchmark doesn't make one phone superior to the other.
29. Fluxman (Posts: 51; Member since: 03 Jun 2010)
bc the 10 $2 SGS2 will really help the 1million android activations/day?
Edit: Bear in mind, Google couldn't care less about sales. What's more important to them is people using their search and apps. The phones are designed to make less money so people use Google Search. Last time I checked, cheaper phones are a win for the customer...
30. xenover (Posts: 174; Member since: 27 May 2011)
Why do YOU even give a s**t about Apple's profit? You just make sure you get another iPhone to shove up your derriere, you pathetic queer.
22. JosephC (Posts: 6; Member since: 12 Oct 2011)
It just makes me happy to see all the fag ihomos here giving comments a minus rating. U fag really have nothing better to do, do you. Too bad I don't even know 1 single apple site, and I don't ever want to know :)
24. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)
Just so you know this is a tech site. You might be more comfortable on android central.com
26. Whateverman (Posts: 3236; Member since: 17 May 2009)
There are plenty of Apple sites, but that's not why I thumbed you down. Those two words you used were very offensive and I think there is a better way to express how you feel.
25. ivanko34 (Posts: 617; Member since: 04 Sep 2011)
Samsung !!! That's funny
I like Samsung more and more
28. Sniggly (Posts: 7230; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)
This is a great publicity stunt by Samsung. I like this.
Anyone else think that THE_GAMES is Gallito? Haven't seen him much around here, and they type exactly the same. And have the same stupid arrogant attitude.
34. sethyvball (Posts: 46; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)
i wouldnt be suprised if ayephoner, gallito, taco50 and THE_GAMES are just one person.
37. gallitoking (Posts: 4704; Member since: 17 May 2011)
@Sniggly and sethyvall. human used 25% of the brain and I doubt seriously that your 25% is this.. really?... Sniggly you are smarter than you think.. but you hung around the wrong crowd...sethvall.. you are just plain dumb..
36. gallitoking (Posts: 4704; Member since: 17 May 2011)
only way to beat Apple... to give your stuff for free*... desperate act... i dont ever see Apple doing that... dont have the need