Samsung caught out by dedicated followers of Apple

Samsung might have thought it could have pulled a fast one as it hyped its new Galaxy Tab.

The outfit claimed that the device was thinner than the Apple iPad 2 and therefore an effective rival to Jobs’ Mob.

But it had underestimated the followers of the Apple cargo cult, desperate to prove that only Jobs’ Mob can produce such slim products.

A look at the Galaxy Tab 8.9 and 10.1 side-by-side look showed the that the updated Galaxy Tab 10.1, which was supposedly slimmed down to 8.6mm just to beat the iPad 2, now appears to still be slightly thicker.

The tame Apple press said that the spokesman, after seeing the defeat, slashed his own wrists and confessed to lying about the Galaxy Tab’s alleged superiority. Afterall no one could match the genuis of Apple ever. Well not really, although he did find it odd that the official specifications pointed to it being 0.02mm thinner than Apple’s. Yeah that is right. 02mm we guess they mean 2mm because 0.02mm is probably not worth making a fuss about.  What? Oh yes. Apple followers, sorry we forgot.

Not satisfied with with this victory, Apple devotees conducted their own investigation into Samsung’s Galaxy Tab Interview Project, which was supposed to be a series of talks with real people showing their reactions to the Android tablets.

Shock horror, it appeared that Samsung was using “paid actors” to praise their product. After all the iPad never used paid actors in its commercials and the “I am a PC” and “I am a Mac” were real people pretending to be hardware.

Well that proves it then. The Samsung Tab must be totally useless and unable to compete with the technological superiority of Apple. The fact it fibs in its adverts “significantly undermine Samsung’s claims that it could trump Apple at its own game” as one tame Apple press article writes.

Insincerely using paid actors isn’t a new strategy in technology when a company wants to convey a positive image. Samsung’s more evident strategy suggested that it wasn’t able to or comfortable with finding people in the real world, the magazine indignantly writes.

Of course, basing a product on the standards of its marketing department is a risky business. If you believed everything that Apple said, for instance, you might think that people actually can use a keyboardless netbook if they are forced to pay three times what it costs to make.