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[4]: Revisionist History
by jared_wilkes on Mon 27th Aug 2012 15:28 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Revisionist History"
jared_wilkes
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Can any of you Zoomer-believers actually verify 1992? I've seen it around but I imagine it's just some folks aping the 8-Bit Micro site's info. There are just as many other sources that say that it debuted at CES 1993. I can even find articles that state that it was shown off after the Newton MessagePad but was actually released first. I know for certain Sculley showed off the Newton for the first time in the summer of 1992. I cannot find any credible evidence that the Zoomer was shown or available in '92 other than a couple of sites stating it as so.

My own memory, and the early state of Palm, makes me believe they did not turn out an OS within a few months of being incorporated.

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