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.
Permalink for comment 532531
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
RE[3]: Revisionist History
by MOS6510 on Mon 27th Aug 2012 05:29 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Revisionist History"
Member since:

It just makes you wonder what kind of prototypes have been made that never managed to escape the lab to reach public knowledge.

No doubt IBM must have a whole lot of stuff in some dark dungeon.

Reply Parent Score: 2