Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 14th Mar 2010 15:12 UTC
Legal It's no secret to anyone that while Apple sued HTC, the lawsuit is more about Google than HTC itself. Since Android is open source, and owned by no one, it's kind of hard to go after Google itself, and as such, HTC was the prime target, since it is the number one Android smartphone maker. The New York Times has an in-depth article up about the subject, with a whole boatload of quotes from people within the two companies, and it paints a picture of all this being a highly emotional and personal vendetta - especially from Apple's side.
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The App-Starter...
by neitileple on Sun 14th Mar 2010 19:14 UTC
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When I read the news about Apple suing HTC, I pre-ordered a Desire the following day.

I will do my best to convince my friends, my wife and my wife's friends that they should buy Android phones, and not iPhones... With an Android phone they can soon even play Farmville and play videos from Crunchyroll, etc. (I know very well what they want from their phones...)

I have had Apple computers since OS9.

I now use a real PC with Windows7.
Luckily I didn't buy the 10.5 "upgrade". I stopped at 10.4-something.

When my wife's Macbook breaks I will do my very best to convince her to chose another brand.

(I know very well what she dislikes and what she thinks is missing with Apple products, that the other computers have. I will even offer to buy/pay for the new PC for her to be sure she doesn't chose Apple...)


-Because of Apple's dictatorship.

-DRM'ish behavior.

-App-Store Dictatorship.


-And now their dirty tricks.

I have had two iPhones, I gave both away.

I know very well how "fantastic" the iPhone is:
After a while the iPhone feels only like an app-starter with icons on a desktop. How boring is that!!! Except from 'starting apps' what can the iPhone do? Think this one through: If you don't start an app, what can you do!?

And the iPhone's sound quality when calling sucks... The K510i is 10 times better...

So after seeing Apple's dictatorship, I turned from Apple-promoter to Apple hater during the last year...

I cannot support a company that acts like this.

I'm sad I fell for the Apple-crap, years ago...

I will not answer anyone, just reread what I wrote and let it sink in:

Think about what I told you the next time you let your finger scroll through your iPhone-desktop to start another App:

The iPhone IS just an App-Starter, it's the only thing the phone can do... Why? ---> Control and dictatorship. Control and dictatorship...)

Try to do something without starting an app. see what i mean? Control... Dictatorship...

(Who has 100% control over your apps? Do I have to "spoon it in" for you??!)

Edited 2010-03-14 19:17 UTC

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