Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 30th Jul 2012 19:38 UTC, submitted by tupp
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless It might be a cliche, but sometimes, a picture says more than a thousand words. Over the years, I've often talked about how the technology world is iterative, about how products are virtually always built upon that which came before, about how almost always, multiple people independently arrive at the same products since they work within the same constraints of the current state of technology. This elementary aspect of the technology world, which some would rather forget, has been illustrated very, very well in one of Samsung's legal filings against Apple.
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First touchscreen phone?
by Morgan on Mon 30th Jul 2012 21:37 UTC
Morgan
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I've brought this up before, but the first touchscreen cellphone (and arguably the first smartphone given its PDA functions) was the IBM Simon Personal Communicator in the early-mid 1990s. Even the Treo beat both Samsung and Apple by a few years, and for those who consider Symbian a smartphone OS, so did Nokia. Though, I don't recall seeing a touch version of a Symbian phone until around the time the iPhone was revealed.

Regardless, it's pretty clear from the evidence in the article that Apple should give up their holy war against Samsung.

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