Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 3rd Mar 2010 16:36 UTC
Legal Today's "the day after". The day after Apple started a patent war with HTC and Google. Today, we have statements from both HTC and Google, and a number of other people have weighed in as well as to the possible ramifications of Apple's lawsuit.
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RE: Which history?
by Thom_Holwerda on Wed 3rd Mar 2010 23:16 UTC in reply to "Which history?"
Thom_Holwerda
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You don't understand what I'm saying.

I'm saying that users want two things: choice and cheap. Apple did not offer either in the PC market, and consequently, is now a niche player, and has been a niche player ever since. Despite all the pretty figures, Apple's worldwide marketshare is still only around 5%.

Apple is not offering either choice or cheap in the smartphone market either - and that WILL come back to bite them in the ass. This lawsuit proves - beyond a doubt - that they know this. HTC is the very EMBODIMENT of both choice and cheap. You can pick your software, form-factor, and price.

And rightfully so, Apple is scared of that. Even someone like John Gruber acknowledges that.

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