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Judge rules iPad is "cooler" than Galaxy tablet: Queen's University expert

2012-07-12

Queen’s University digital culture expert Sidneyeve Matrix is available to talk about today’s ruling by a British judge that Samsung’s Galaxy tablets do not infringe on Apple’s patents for the iPad because Galaxy tablets were “not as cool” and wouldn’t be confused with an iPad.

Dr. Matrix, a film and media studies professor who specializes in technology and mass communication, can discuss how the ruling will affect the perceptions of technology users who are always looking for cool gadgets.

“A British judge has now made official what most iPad users already know and feel – Apple is cooler than Samsung. While the ruling is a victory for Samsung’s legal team, it’s a bit of a loss for the Samsung marketing department,” says Dr. Matrix.

Please note Dr. Matrix is only available for phone interviews.

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