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Google, Samsung right to delay Nexus Prime, analysts say

Matt Hamblen | Oct. 11, 2011
Analysts say Jobs' death also had immediate business impacts for both Apple products and those Android-based machines sold by rivals.

Some analysts said that despite the delayed announcement of Nexus Prime, the device is still expected to ship in October or November as expected.

Gold said Jobs' death might have boosted first-day orders of the iPhone 4S, but added that anything Apple releases these days is "guaranteed to be a hit."

Gold did note that he still regards the iPhone 4S as a "minor upgrade. The iPhone still owns the buzz, and others phones have to offer a lot more than just a competitive device--they really have to excel to capture the buzz," Gold said.

"Can Ice Cream Sandwich and Nexus and Galaxy phones do that? That's the question," he added.

Prior to announcing the postponement, Samsung boasted that its recently released Galaxy S II offer larger screens and faster processors than the iPhone 4S.

Meanwhile, Verizon and Samsung Monday announced that the Samsung Galaxy S Stratosphere will go on sale on Thursday, a day before the iPhone 4S becomes available.



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