Video: Samsung Canada president talks Android, RIM and robot cars


One of the most interesting trends to watch at the Consumer Electronics Show over the past few years has been the development of Samsung from just another gadget maker into one of the industry’s biggest powerhouses. When I first went to CES six years ago, the South Korean company was pretty much on par with its peers.

Now, after emerging as a leader in televisions and the challenger to Apple in smartphones, Samsung is a veritable goliath at the show. Its press conferences are getting increasingly bigger, with lineups to match.

Last year, I chatted with James Politeski, president of Samsung Canada, about the company’s rise and efforts at the time. After a year in which the company’s Galaxy S3 surpassed the iPhone in sales, I interviewed him again to see what has changed.

It was an interesting interview in which we touched on the future of smart televisions—including Android’s encroachment there—the fate of Windows and BlackBerry, and even robot cars. Check it out: