Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 22nd Jan 2009 12:04 UTC
Legal Remember when Steve Jobs launched the iPhone, and held it up in the air, proudly proclaiming "Boy, have we patented it", followed by a massive applause of the adoring audience? It may seem like this wasn't just an empty claim, either. During the earnings conference call yesterday, the company hinted at possible legal action against Palm were the Pre to infringe on iPhone patents.
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Pre Fear
by Ressev on Thu 22nd Jan 2009 21:20 UTC
Ressev
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2005-07-18

There are certainly a number of things that I liked about the iPhone/iTouch. However, Apple's silliness in not allowing certain 'well duh' features kept me from dolling out the cash for an iTouch. I've been wanting a new PDA and while the iPhone/iTouch could, conceivably, fill that need, it lacked a reasonably fast data input method and the iTouch oddly did not have Blue Tooth.

The G1 looked interesting, but I was not thrilled by the OS maker.

The Palm Pre, however, caught my attention immediately. It does not have a stylus input like the old Palm Pilots, but the physical keyboard certainly makes up for it by allowing faster and more accurate typing than the iPod or iTouch.

The Pre has what I want in it. The iPhone/iTouch does not and I think a lot of people are looking at the Pre in a similar fashion. Apple is justifiably worried.

So instead of suing, it should make a better mouse trap and improve the iPhone/iTouch instead of ruminating over suing someone.

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RE: Pre Fear
by dragossh on Thu 22nd Jan 2009 21:50 in reply to "Pre Fear"
dragossh Member since:
2008-12-16

From what I've read, Apple has always been silly. And it will bite them in the ass again.

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