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: Revisionist History
by thavith_osn on Mon 27th Aug 2012 03:34 UTC in reply to "Revisionist History"
thavith_osn
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2005-07-11

Thank you...

I remember it this way too!

Not saying the Newton was first, I'm sure there is something somewhere to prove otherwise, but the Palm certainly wasn't.

I owned a Palm by the way, not a Newton...

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