Is it just me or does every single comment that Samsung product manager Chris Moseley makes to Pocket-lint read like they’re going to come back to bite him (and his company) in the ass in a few years?
“TVs are ultimately about picture quality. Ultimately. How smart they are…great, but let’s face it that’s a secondary consideration. The ultimate is about picture quality and there is no way that anyone, new or old, can come along this year or next year and beat us on picture quality.”
Right, that’s what televisions are ultimately about today. But that’s like how cellphones were all about being as small as possible five years ago. And voice quality.
Then Apple came along and changed the game. The iPhone was bigger than a RAZR. And it had worse voice quality (thanks AT&T). But it had apps. And Visual Voicemail. And multi-touch. And a dozen other things that made the phones of the day seem like stodgy turds in comparison.
Picture quality will always be important on televisions, obviously. But we hit that “good enough” wall years ago. The next evolution will not be about picture quality. And that’s why it sure sounds as if Samsung is fucked 5 years from now in the market.