FORTUNE -- Samsung doesn't have Apple's (AAPL) network of company-owned stores to draw lines of customers, but it's found others ways to attract crowds for the launch of its latest Galaxy smartphone.
Below: Highlights from the Galaxy S4 Worldtour.
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For the first time in years, Microsoft Windows partisans have something to crow about
FORTUNE -- "Critics will be disappointed to discover that Surface Pro is in fact flying off the shelves."
So wrote long-time Windows blogger Paul Thurrott Saturday in an item that passed on, with evident pleasure, reports of "Apple-like" lines at Microsoft's (MSFT) much-maligned retail stores. (See Surface Pro 128 GB Immediately Sells Out.)
I'll leave it others to comment on MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Feb 10, 2013 7:31 AM ET
Three months after its debut, the new phone quietly reaches its 101st country
FORTUNE -- I've scoured Google News and YouTube and can't find any launch day videos, photos or news stories about the iPhone 5 landing in St. Kitts.
As the easternmost of the five Caribbean islands scheduled to get the phone on Friday, Dec. 21, St. Kitts was country No. 101 -- making good Tim Cook's pledge to sell the MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Dec 27, 2012 7:57 AM ET
But Brazil, where unlocked phones start at $1,400 U.S., not so much
Apple (AAPL) delivered the iPhone 4S to two dozen more countries Friday, bringing it -- by our count -- to 76, exceeding its stated goal to be in more than 70 countries by the end of the year.
Friday's launches were in Bahrain, Brazil, Chile, Cyprus, Egypt, French West Indies, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Malaysia, Morocco, Peru, Philippines, Qatar, Reunion Island, MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Dec 16, 2011 5:02 PM ET
Apple released its new phone in 22 countries Friday. In one it's already "unavailable"
Singapore would seem the perfect place for an Apple Store.
The former British colony of 5 million people on the tip of the Malay Peninsula is the world's fifth busiest shipping port, the fourth largest financial center, the second biggest casino gambling market and first in the percentage of millionaire households.
Plus, it can't get enough of those iPhones. The newest MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Oct 29, 2011 6:55 AM ET
The crowd of 350-400 was smaller than the ones that showed up for the iPad and iPad 2
We counted 352 heads before shooting this video. By the time Apple (AAPL) staffers opened the doors at 8:00 a.m., it had probably grown to 400.
We counted 330 at this store for the launch of the iPhone 3GS, 500-600 for the launch of the original iPad and nearly 1,200 for the iPad 2.
Judging from the MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Oct 14, 2011 10:01 AM ET
A launch perfectly timed to coincide with the end of Apple's second fiscal quarter
Reports are still drifting in, but it seems likely that most of the 25 countries where Apple (AAPL) launched the iPad 2 on Friday had run out of product by Saturday afternoon.
Pocket-lint reported Saturday that the two flagship Apple Stores in London -- Regent Street and Covent Garden -- were completely out of stock and wouldn't be MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Mar 27, 2011 7:36 AM ET
The crowd of nearly 1,200 customers filled the FAO Schwartz plaza, wound down 58th Street, ran up Madison Ave. and across 59th Street all the way back to Fifth Ave.
The turnout for Apple's (AAPL) iPad 2 was huge -- bigger than any I'd seen for a product launch. An hour before the doors were scheduled to open at the company's flagship Fifth Avenue store, it was too large and fluid MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Mar 11, 2011 4:44 PM ET
You don't need a translator to follow Friday's 17-country launch of the iPhone 4
One of best things about the movie Babies -- a documentary look at the first year of life in four very different countries -- is that you know what the parents are saying to their children even if you don't understand a word.
It's the same these days with the overseas launches of new Apple (AAPL) products. See MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jul 30, 2010 12:38 PM ET
YouTube videos -- some wild, some less so -- document iPad's launch in 9 countries Friday
For future anthropologists who may someday write doctoral theses on how different cultures greeted the arrival Apple's (AAPL) tablet computer, we submit as evidence the videos below the fold.
The iPad launched in nine countries Friday, but how that launch was greeted varied widely.
There were long queues in Amsterdam, Rotterdam and Hassalt, Belgium. There were velvet-roped MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jul 25, 2010 11:57 AM ET
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