Hi all,

FYI. See link.

Take care,

jay

August 25, 2011
Insight: Jobs Exit Opens Door for Nimble Apple Rivals
By REUTERS

http://www.nytimes.com/reuters/2011/...gewanted=print

SEOUL (Reuters) - The resignation of Apple Inc CEO Steve Jobs opens the door for rivals Samsung Electronics and HTC to battle for smartphone supremacy in salesrooms and courtrooms globally.

Jobs passed the reins to his right-hand man Tim Cook on Wednesday, saying he could no longer fulfill his duties.

Taiwanese group HTC, led by another well-known industry figure Peter Chou, is seen by many as the most direct competitor to Apple. It has seen sales surge in the last few quarters and has a reputation for innovative flair.