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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Palm copying Apple?
by etosamoe on Fri 23rd Jan 2009 15:30 UTC
etosamoe
Member since:
2007-02-08

Try the other way around. Apple has a lot of nerve considering the similarities between the iPhone interface and the classic PalmOS.

* A grid of application launchers sorted into multiple screens.
* One application used at a time, occupying the whole screen.
* Four programmable "fixed" buttons at the bottom for commonly used apps.
* A "home" button to exit the running app, and return to the list of applications
* Built-in PIM functions accessible by third party apps
* A touch-sensitive screen for input and navigation.

Honestly, who's copying who?

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RE: Palm copying Apple?
by Johann Chua on Sat 24th Jan 2009 10:07 in reply to "Palm copying Apple? "
Johann Chua Member since:
2005-07-22

You do realize Apple was in the PDA business before Palm with the Newton, right?

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RE[2]: Palm copying Apple?
by tupp on Sat 24th Jan 2009 22:46 in reply to "RE: Palm copying Apple? "
tupp Member since:
2006-11-12

Likewise, you do realize that Apple did not invent the touch-screen PDA -- the Sony PTC-300 (1991) preceded the Newton: http://www.sony.net/Fun/design/history/product/1990/ptc-300.html

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