This week's top 5 tablet quotes from across the industry

by David Needle

March 10 2012

"I think today’s Apple event shows that perfectionism fraying a bit around the edges. The bad pun, the goofy logo, the weird product name — all of it pointed to a leadership that either didn’t understand or didn’t care about consistency in iconography." 

-Jolie O'Dell, VentureBeat 


“I never would have anticipated this would become such a big issue all these years later.  All of this has certainly surprised me."

-Roger Fidler, quoted by Michael S. Rosenwald, Washington Post

(In 1994, Fidler led a team at Knight-Ridder to create a prototype tablet of the future in 1994 that looks remarkably like the iPad. A video of the group’s work has become a hit on YouTube and is being used by Samsung in its defense against Apple over patent infringement.)


"The implication here is simple. In a very short time span, 40% of the Android market was taken by money-losing products specifically designed to promote Amazon’s and Barnes & Noble’s content ecosystems. Note: 40% of 39% is 16%."

-Michael Comeau, Equities.com 


"Windows 8’s future is mostly on the desktop. Microsoft knows that, which explains Windows 8’s uneasy, compromised design. But compromise is no way to loosen Apple’s grip on the tablet market."

-Hiawatha Bray, Boston.com


"In my observation, Apple has also tried to be no more forthcoming with documents than it's legally required to, but I believe it's fair to say that Samsung has made more attempts to play tactical games and, in some cases, to stall.

It appears that Samsung has been particularly uncooperative when Apple touched on sensitive issues, such as potential evidence of Samsung having deliberately imitated Apple's products and evidence of Samsung having engaged in 'patent ambush' by not disclosing essential patents to standards body in time."

-Florian Mueller, Foss Patents 

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