Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 21st Jul 2011 22:56 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Today, the technology world is gripped by what can only be described as a dirty war between iOS on one side, and Android on the other. While the parties in this war fight it out in the US court system, the web has latched onto this conflict like a starved leach to a nice juicy ankle, and this focus on just iOS and Android has had a rather unpleasant side effect. This effect was subtle at first, but now, it's everywhere. Yes, if you were to believe the web, iOS and/or Android invented everything when it comes to mobile operating systems. I will have none of that, and my PDA collection begs to differ too.
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RE: Huh?
by kovacm on Sun 24th Jul 2011 09:10 UTC in reply to "Huh?"
kovacm
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2010-12-16

...the Newton was not the first PDA, not the first pen input device, and not the first device with handwriting recognition. In other words, it's not special because it was a 'first'.


I still don't quite get this reasoning.

Development of the Newton platform started in 1987

Palm Computing, Inc., was founded in 1992 by Jeff Hawkins ... to create a PDA for consumers, called the Zoomer (1993).... ...


and Atari had STPad in 1991. ;) (although only as prototype)... http://www.maedicke.de/atari/hardware/stpad.htm

at the end, all this shit does not count!
what's count is that Apple undoubtedly move PDA/SmartPhones, with iOS devices, to entirely NEW level! This is FACT. period.

...first Android devices was keyboard oriented like BlackBerry, Nokie E61... Android shift to multitouch paradigm only after iPhone being hot seller.

so, yes please, COPY Apple as much as you can *coz they move things forward* (in right direction) !



btw I did not even know that there was StreetFighter 1 !!! ;)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q7SRcUrpU-s

great comparison with PalmOS and iOS ;) ;) ;) !

(- "Why the f--k is England's little red ball in Scotland?"
- "I guess the Japanese aren't that good at geography."
*from youtube comments ;) )

Edited 2011-07-24 09:23 UTC

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