In the mobile world, everyone seems to be in a frenzy over Samsung's next Galaxy smartphone. Apparently, Samsung is the new Apple, where product launches are media events par excellence, marketed to build anticipation. However, while everyone is focused on the Samsung - Apple duel, the launch is verification for me that the relentless Android product cycle will be difficult for Apple to overcome.
Here's how I put it last month:
Apple want to release a larger phone but can’t because their manufacturing processes won’t allow them to produce in volume. Therefore, they have to delay and suffer through another long product cycle. I have been telling you for months now that doing this would be deadly as Android will take share. Already a slew of Smartphones with 13 megapixel lenses and 5.5-i...
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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.