Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 26th Aug 2012 10:28 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless In light of the jury verdict in Apple vs. Samsung, the one-liners and jokes flew back and forth. One in particular, by Dan Frakes, has been copied and pasted all over the web, and it goes like this: "When the iPhone debuted, it was widely criticized for having no buttons/keys. Now people think the iPhone's design is 'obvious'." This is a very common trend in this entire debate that saddens me to no end: the iPhone is being compared to simple feature phones, while in fact, it should be compared to its true predecessor: the PDA. PDAs have always done with few buttons.
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RE[2]: Comment by MOS6510
by MOS6510 on Sun 26th Aug 2012 15:25 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by MOS6510"
MOS6510
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In the article you cite these historic facts that no one seems to be disputing. I for one I don't dispute them. I have a few Palms, MessagePads, PocketPCs, Psions and others. Palm and Handspring devices were in fact very popular with Apple users.

But you always make it sound the world is mad and the iPhone is some rebranded Palm Pilot.

If was up to me Palm would still be in business.

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