... or just an amazingly timed excuse?
Samsung just announced a delay in the launch of its new smartphone, one expected to take a bite out of Apple (sorry, that was so cheesy).
Just for perspective, Samsung is often credited for being the one competitor that actually makes Apple quiver. The company says it is delaying the launch out of respect for the loss of Steve Jobs last week. Probably not a bad idea, actually, given all the press that the innovator's passing has been getting.
But the cynic in me says that it's just a well-timed excuse. I can't believe that a publicly traded company would delay new says out of respect for a competitor, even for someone as gi-normous as Steve Jobs.
Either way, Samsung is getting more press right now than it probably would have otherwise. Look, I'm writing about it!
What's your experience? Jim.