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Samsung opens its first Galaxy Store in Peru; Now they really are copying Apple

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    Speaking more about Samsung copying Apple... here is a story in which it is absolutely cut and dried, like a piece of beef jerky! Samsung may really be copying Apple, but this time there will be no patent lawsuits, and perhaps it is actually a really good, but old, idea. Samsung just opened up its first Galaxy Store in Peru. In this instance, this is simply smart business. If you are a company that strives for success and you see a marketing angle that has been successful for the competition, you grab that idea and run with it too. Apple's "Apple Stores" have been a big success for them so far, and Samsung might be "taking a Que from that success." (or maybe they are just engaging in smart marketing that has been around for a while... :wink:)

    Consumers can wander into the new "Galaxy Store" and check out Samsung's new innovations in smartphones & tablets. If you live in that area of the world, or are traveling that direction, you can find the store in the Open Plaza Angamos Mall. Samsung is partnered with South American telecoms company Claro for this store and more. They even had a giveaway where some lucky shoppers received free tablets and smartphones.

    Who knows? Pretty soon, we could start seeing Samsung Galaxy Stores all over the world. How would you feel about that?

    Source: Phandroid
    Last edited: Mar 23, 2012
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    Why do they keep copying apple? they clearly don't need to. The people that don't buy samsung (like myself) don't buy because their stupid UI that bites off of apple like crazy. They have good hardware, but doing stuff like this is bringing patent lawsuits upon themselves. I don't care if apple sues them any more, their just being dumb.
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    A company opening their own store is copying Apple? Hmm...
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    I wasn't really talking about this in perticular. Just how even their tablets look verry close to the ipad, and how their UI icons look almost identicle. I'm just saying that android is better than that, and so is samsung. They don't need to make their UI look like that. To be honest I don't know anyone that likes touchwiz, yet they continue to use it and don't try something else.
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    I fail to see them opening their own store as copyright infringement etc.
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    My comment wasn't directed at you. Sorry for the misunderstanding. It's just the whole Apple thing makes me wanna..well you know.. :eek:
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    Sony copied Apple when they opened the Sony Store in 1970.
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    You know that's what Apple is going to say... "We had our store's first!" Luckily this isn't something that anyone can sue over. :)
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    I had Peruvian food for lunch yesterday, yummy.
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    Yeppers... Sony used a time machine to go forward in time and see what Apple was doing so that they could copy it. Too bad it didn't work for Sony in the 70's...
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    Apple just patented "opening up a store to sell electronics" Sammy and radioshack are screwed.

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    In that case, Apple copied nearly every clothing store that sells their own brand along with every computer store that only sells Windows machines. I'm sorry, this is really stretching it to say Samsung copied Apple.

    That being said, I dont' know if Samsung even needed a storefront. Maybe in Peru, it is necessary, but in the US, its not since there are so many carrier stores out there.
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    I realize now that I didn't interject enough sarcasm into the article... I was too subtle. Thanks for the tip... I will edit it now to make it more obvious.
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    That is awesome!
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    for the record, apple copied IBM.
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    Better watch out Apple might have a patent for that.
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    i was going to say, there's a sony store in the mall by me. its been there since the mall opened. the apple store is down from it a bit. totally different feel to both. sony sells tons of different stuff in there, from laptops and cameras, to phones and sweet TV's. you can play 3d games on the ps3's showing off their tvs. always something to check out at the sony store, the apple store has like 1 computer, or atleast 20 of the same looking ones, 20 displays of the 3 phones and a ipod here or there.


    i wish they would put a samsung store in too. samsung makes all kinds of stuff to check out, from tv's to just about every house hold thing i can think of. don't they make most of the iphone displays and chips too? i think they should have a display for that as well.. kinda like verizon has their own little apple section, but samsung could have its own little apple section showing all the parts they sell to apple to put into the few things they sell..
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    Can't be a bad thing. Our new Samsung 3D tv is disgusting. I need to see if I can find a wifi remote app for it.