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Google's Eric Schmidt sees Apple as a "tremendous innovator," even if he's not above taking some digs at the iPad. At Google's Big Tent event in India, Schmidt briefly assessed his competitors in a question and answer session. "I'm a BlackBerry user, because I like the keyboard," he said, though he acknowledged that BlackBerry was "slowly in trouble." But while he'd pick a BlackBerry over a Kindle, he says, Amazon is in better shape. "Amazon has well passed any of the expectations of its ability to change distribution and marketing. They're an important Google partner, and I think compete with us as well."

"Apple will continue to be a tremendous technology innovator... regardless of the market share."

His tone towards Apple was more cautious: while it's easy to praise the failing BlackBerry or a partner like Amazon, Apple is Google's biggest competitor in mobile. "Apple will continue to be a tremendous technology innovator and build beautiful products, regardless of the market share of the products, and that's a great strength

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His tone towards Apple was more cautious: while it's easy to praise the failing BlackBerry or a partner like Amazon, Apple is Google's biggest competitor in mobile. "Apple will continue to be a tremendous technology innovator and build beautiful products, regardless of the market share of the products, and that's a great strength

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[quote name='Growled' timestamp='1363913979' post='595591382']
I think he is being kind about them continuing to be an innovator. However, he is right that they will continue to build beautiful products regardless of the market share. Market share has never been Apple's thing. And they do build beautiful stuff.
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Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Remember, Apple also built this hideous monstrosity below, so beauty certainly isn't a constant!

[img]http://apple-history.com/images/models/imac_lc_side.jpg[/img]

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It's ugly... but I had a lot of fun with the iMac at my work about 10 years ago...

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The title should be: Eric Schmidt calls Apple a 'tremendous technology stealer and horribly expensive/locked down products. lol

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Innovate -

[color=#333333]1.[/color][color=#333333] to[/color] [color=#333333]introduce[/color] [color=#333333]something[/color] [color=#333333]new;[/color] [b][color=#333333]make[/color] [color=#333333]changes[/color] [color=#333333]in[/color] [color=#333333]anything[/color] [/b][color=#333333][b]established[/b].[/color]
[color=#333333]2.[/color][color=#333333] to[/color] [color=#333333]introduce[/color] [color=#333333](something[/color] [color=#333333]new)[/color] [color=#333333]for[/color] [b][color=#333333]or[/color] [color=#333333]as[/color] [color=#333333]if[/color] [color=#333333]for[/color] [color=#333333]the[/color] [color=#333333]first[/color] [/b][color=#333333][b]time[/b][/color]
- [url="http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/innovate?s=t"]Dictionary.com[/url]

1[b]:[/b] to introduce as [b]or as if new[/b]
- [url="http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/innovate"]Mirriam-Webster[/url]

To begin or introduce (something new) for [b]or as if for the first time[/b].
- [url="http://www.thefreedictionary.com/innovate"]The Free Dictionary[/url]

Posted this mostly to clear up the confusion people seem to have with the word in every conversation. Carry on.

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He speaks truth :)

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[quote name='Blank' timestamp='1363938695' post='595591700']
^ In that case, everyone else is innovating just as much, if not more than apple.
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Why are you turning this into a competition? There doesn't have to be just one innovator. Just because Schmidt said Apple innovates doesn't mean nobody else does.

Must every thread go down the crapper with this incessant competitiveness?

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[quote name='Hardcore Til I Die' timestamp='1363938953' post='595591706']
Why are you turning this into a competition? There doesn't have to be just one innovator. Just because Schmidt said Apple innovates doesn't mean nobody else does.

Must every thread go down the crapper with this incessant competitiveness?
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Of course! It's no different than when we have browser wars and you have that one Opera die-hard fan who's basically shouting "FIRST FIRST FRIST!!" when it comes to inventions as if that's going to somehow change the outcome of where Opera stands. It's a big circle jerk of stupid really. :ermm:

[size=3][i](and certainly no offense to Opera users, but if you've been on Neowin a while, you know it's true heh)[/i][/size]

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