Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 17th Oct 2010 21:30 UTC
Legal And we have another interesting development in the ongoing and ever-expanding idiocy that is the War of the High-Fiving Lawyers Mobile Patent World War. Motorola, now a central player in this worldwide conflict that is hurting consumers' wallets and clogging legal systems all over the world, has come to HTC's rescue by seeking to invalidate the patents Apple sued HTC with earlier this year.
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RE[4]: Motorola...
by Tony Swash on Mon 18th Oct 2010 13:59 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Motorola..."
Tony Swash
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I'm sorry, but Apple did not invent the smart phone interface, nor did they popularize it as much as you state.

The touch screen phones/devices that we have today are all derivatives of Palm.


Of course Apple didn't invent the smart phone and Palm had a crude stylus touch screen before the iPhone. But what is true is that the iPhone version one in 2007 looked and functioned like no other smart phone available at the time.

And what is also true is that almost all smart phones now look like the iPhone.

This is what Android looked like in 2007.

http://www.engadget.com/2007/11/12/a-visual-tour-of-androids-ui/

Here’s an actual hardware prototype from then.

http://gizmodo.com/gadgets/android-hardware-in-the-wild/google-andr...

It didn’t look anything like an iPhone, nor like anything Apple would ever be interested in making. It looked like a BlackBerry or Windows Mobile phone — hardware keyboards and non-touch screens.

Now compare a 2010 Android design to a current iPhone.

http://www.engadget.com/2010/04/19/droid-incredible-review/

The iPhone has completely reshaped the design and UI of smart phones.

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