Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 14th Mar 2010 15:12 UTC
Legal It's no secret to anyone that while Apple sued HTC, the lawsuit is more about Google than HTC itself. Since Android is open source, and owned by no one, it's kind of hard to go after Google itself, and as such, HTC was the prime target, since it is the number one Android smartphone maker. The New York Times has an in-depth article up about the subject, with a whole boatload of quotes from people within the two companies, and it paints a picture of all this being a highly emotional and personal vendetta - especially from Apple's side.
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RE[3]: It's about marketing reach
by Bounty on Mon 15th Mar 2010 16:27 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: It's about marketing reach"
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//he iPhone is a simple touch screen phone, and a relatively limited one at that. It's a good phone, probably the best in the market, but it isn't special. It doesn't contain anything mind-blowingly original.// But wasn't it original and kind of "mind-blowing' when it came out? I can't recall another phone at the time that looked as good, had the "touch UI," and was as easy to use. (and I don't, nor have I ever, owned an iPhone). Just a thought.

Multiple smartphones had touch screens 5 years before the iPhone cried it's first breath? The main innovation Apple had was to market it as a trendy housewife phone instead of to businesmen.

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