Samsung is wasting no time going on the offensive against Apple’s newest iPhone. Just a few hours after the announcement the director of PR sent out a helpful comparison chart showing how the iPhone 4S stacks up against the company’s newest flagship phones, the Galaxy S II line. The company also announced that they’re seeking to block sales of the iPhone in France and Italy, citing patent infringement. Sound familiar? This fight is going to be good.
Samsung makes some salient points in their chart below, especially when it comes to speed and choice. With a Galaxy S II you’ll get actual 4G, you’re not limited to iTunes for syncing media, and you have a more wide open app ecosystem. I’m a personal fan of being able to replace my phone’s battery myself. Many of the differences come down to iOS vs. Android, though.
Looking at the comparison, which phone do you think is better?
On the lawsuit front, Samsung is asking for injunctions on iPhone 4S sales due to “two patent infringements related to wireless telecommunications technology, specifically Wideband Code Division Multiple Access (WCDMA) standards for 3G mobile handsets.”
The best part:
“Apple has continued to flagrantly violate our intellectual property rights and free ride on our technology. We believe it is now necessary to take legal action to protect our innovation.”
That language sound familiar? It should to anyone following the Apple/Samsung saga. There are preliminary injunction filings coming in other countries as well. I wonder if they’ll succeed in Germany and Australia…