Designed for humans?
Designed BY humans too, by the sounds of things.
Though quite how they managed to churn through a million $$$ worth of units before noticing the problem is interesting. No QA? No preprod unit testing? Hmmm.
Samsung confirmed the Galaxy S III Pebble Blue version has been delayed as it has to meet the "highest internal quality standards", although factory-line sources claim a company blunder is to blame. While the Samsung Galaxy S III launched today across the globe, only the white version of the handset will be available, with the …
Just spoken to Carphone Warehouse, with whom I have had an order in for a blue S3 for nearly a month now. They have no date for delivery, but should have some further information by the end of the day.
I think if there is a significant delay, I'll cancel the order and shop around in a few weeks, the price is bound to have dropped a bit. I certainly won't be having a white one, thanks everso.
Mine on pre-order with CPW too. Yes, blue. In this case, however, I won't be cancelling the order as I managed to get the 'pre order now and get a free Galaxy Tab 10' offer. I have no idea what tablets are actually useful for, but I figure it's a free chance to find out, or failing that a reasonable number of Her Majesty's beer tokens on eBay...
Chappie on the end of the 'phone says that unofficially Samsung are estimating a week; the 2-3 weeks is 'expectation management'. So I'm guessing about 5 weeks, which is probably long enough to iron out a few more bugs from their ICS implementation.
The real bugger for me was that as this has to be a new contract, not an upgrade (the N900's overdue), I can't easily keep my current number if I stay on the same network. What I'll have to do is get a cheap / free PayG SIM on another network, PAC my number to that, once that's working PAC the number back to the original network and finally cancel the original contract. Go figure...
I worked for a company which was building the PCB's for the original Nokia communicator, no-one noticed that the CAD files were inverted and the boards we shipped were mirror images of what the customer asked for....
Same company also did the PCB's for the airbags in Ford Mondeos once upon a time, I refused to get in one just in case :-)
"sources close to the manufacturing process"
And friendly with Samsung's competitors?? More information on the source to show no bias please!!
Samsung fail to deliver on time - their bad and annoys customers
Spin that the delay is due to design incompetence - competitors pushing out information to try and show that Samsung can't do design and that they should ignore any phone that they make
OK, I'll not be leaving my Note any time soon but I would have to forgo what looks like an awesome phone because they don't offer it in black/dark grey.
I don't believe any phone/techy gadget should ever be white. it's a terrible colour that should be confined to fridges and washing machines.
engineering world I inhabit
The land of super whizzy robots and computer powered machines able to pump out 10 000 widgets a minute.
Until the customer calls and says "which issue drawing do you have?"
In which case 1 of 2 things happen, either the scrap man is very happy and we have to work 24/7 to get the part delivery back on schedule.. or re-machine the already made bits to the new issue and have to work 48/14 to keep both operations up to speed.
I have their Galaxy Tab 7.7, and actually it can be used as a phone. I was in Dublin airport with an Irish 3G SIM, wanted to make a phone call but my HTC phone took micro-SIM. Was seriously tempted to use the tablet for a phone call. Fearing the ridicule, paid roaming charges!
Not sure why they actually put an earpiece in it.
Apparently (!) 600,000 cases had to be binned, with pre-orders of over 9 million - and assuming half are for blue - that's still a hell of a lot of production and distribution to sort out in short order.
But at least they're not distributing a phone that they know to be flawed and then claiming that we're holding it wrong.
This is a measure of the intelligence of forum posters.
You calculate it by looking at the first 20 comments and counting how many of them mention Apple, their products or Steve Jobs etc. Both praising and slagging off are counted but please note: Jobsian Numbers can only be applied to NON Apple related articles.
I have limited the count to the first 20 as I don't have the patience to read any more comments when they are littered by people thinking they are being funny / controversial / edgy / trolls.
This article has a Jobsian Number of 3. I don't know how it compares with other stories but have a feeling that it is on the low side.
And yes, I had a bad nights sleep and feel very grumpy.
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