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This article was published on March 20, 2014

Samsung’s latest Galaxy PRO tablet ad trashes the iPad, Surface and Kindle


Samsung’s latest Galaxy PRO tablet ad trashes the iPad, Surface and Kindle
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Nick Summers is a technology journalist for The Next Web. He writes on all sorts of topics, although he has a passion for gadgets, apps and Nick Summers is a technology journalist for The Next Web. He writes on all sorts of topics, although he has a passion for gadgets, apps and video games in particular. You can reach him on Twitter, circle him on Google+ and connect with him on LinkedIn.

Once again, Samsung has released an advert that promotes its own products by bashing its closest competitors. In this instance it’s the iPad, Surface and Kindle, as Samsung attempts to establish its Galaxy PRO range as the best choice for both professional and casual use.

The iPad is knocked for lacking side-by-side multitasking, while the Surface takes some heat for looking like a “laptop”, complete with keyboard and battery dock. Amazon’s Kindle is slammed for focusing on ebooks, before Apple takes one final blow for the pixel density in its Retina Display iPads.

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These tactics are nothing new, of course. Samsung has already mocked Apple’s pencil-themed iPad Air advert, and Nokia took a similar approach last year with its Lumia 2520 tablet. For better or worse, ridiculing the competition is fast becoming the norm for technology marketing campaigns.

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