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15/07/2012 10:09 | By Adam Hartley, contributor, MSN Tech & Gadgets
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Judge decrees Samsung 'not as cool' as Apple



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Judge decrees Samsung 'not as cool' as Apple
Talk about hitting a brand where it hurts. Judge Colin Birss QC said, in no uncertain terms, that the Samsung Galaxy does not "have the same understated and extreme simplicity which is possessed by the Apple design. They are not as cool." Ouch!

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