Tomorrow, the Samsung Galaxy S III goes on sale. There has been a lot of hubbub about the phone and all of the reviews have been positive. Likely, this will be a monster sales driver for Samsung.
It bears remembering, however, that Apple attempted to block the S3's launch in the US on the grounds of patent violation. To me, this puts the S3 launch in a different light. It suggests that Apple sees Samsung as a threat, not necessarily because it violated Apple patents but because it is the most successful challenger to Apple's continued domination of the mobile marketplace. As of this writing, Apple is continuing to launch its blistering attack on Samsung, attempting not just to have Samsung's mobile phones excluded from the US, but it's tablets as well.
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Edward Harrison is the founder of Credit Writedowns and a former career diplomat, investment banker and technology executive with over twenty five years of business experience. He has also been a regular economic and financial commentator in print and on television for the past decade. He speaks six languages and reads another five, skills he uses to provide a more global perspective. Edward holds an MBA in Finance from Columbia University and a BA in Economics from Dartmouth College.