Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 20th Aug 2012 22:14 UTC
Legal "The web has been alight these past few weeks with the details of the Apple v. Samsung lawsuit. It's been a unique opportunity to peer behind the curtain of how these two companies operate, as the trial seeks to answer the question: did Samsung copy Apple? But there's actually another question that I think is much more interesting to the future of innovation in the technology industry: regardless of whether the courts say that Samsung copied Apple or not, would we all be better off if we allowed - even encouraged - companies to copy one another?" This is very relevant.
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RE[5]: Comment by MOS6510
by zima on Mon 27th Aug 2012 23:15 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by MOS6510"
zima
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2005-07-06

Everyone was using Nokias on pay monthly contracts and pay as you go for ages. Most feature phones were Nokias were not much more than 3210s on steroids.
http://www.3g.co.uk/PR/June2005/Nokia6280Closed.jpg
This was selling for the same price a HTC desire in 2005, and it was hardly more than a 3210 with a colour screen and a web browser and a few Java Apps.

If you put it that way - same could be said about the iPhone ...except, it didn't even have apps (which are quite popular on Nokia feature phones: http://www.opera.com/smw/2012/03/ - or were on Symbian smartphones, for which UK was one of the prime markets, contrary to what you seem to imply)

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