Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 12th Jul 2011 20:47 UTC
Legal Tell 'm like it is, HTC. "HTC is disappointed at Apple's constant attempts at litigations instead of competing fairly in the market," said HTC general counsel Grace Lei in a statement, "HTC strongly denies all infringement claims raised by Apple in the past and present and reiterates our determination and commitment to protect our intellectual property rights."
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RE: Misleading argument from HTC
by Jennimc on Tue 12th Jul 2011 21:58 UTC in reply to "Misleading argument from HTC"
Jennimc
Member since:
2011-06-22

Wonder why this got voted down.

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Beta Member since:
2005-07-06

Possibly because you suggested that HTC is not competing fairly. Which screams of bullshit.

And then you said patents should be protected. Thus pissing off all the users that think software and novel hardware patents should not exist.

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Jennimc Member since:
2011-06-22

Possibly because you suggested that HTC is not competing fairly. Which screams of bullshit.


If they copied hardware or software then how is that BS?



And then you said patents should be protected. Thus pissing off all the users that think software and novel hardware patents should not exist.


Oh I see, you belong to the group that believes everybody should be able to copy others innovations.

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Fergy Member since:
2006-04-10

Wonder why this got voted down.

Could you name 5 innovations of iPhone that you couldn't develop in 1 week.

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rhavyn Member since:
2005-07-06

"Wonder why this got voted down.

Could you name 5 innovations of iPhone that you couldn't develop in 1 week.
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Innovation doesn't need to be difficult to develop. For example, in my opinion the biggest innovation on the iPhone was the phone application. On every phone up until the iPhone there was a talk and end button. Even the smartest smartphone up until that point was a phone that could run applications. And, really that's the way companies like Ericsson and Nokia thought about smart phones internally, they were high margin, fancy phones.

Then Apple came along and totally changed the paradigm. The iPhone isn't a phone that can run apps, it's a palm sized computer that has a phone application. That very small change has completely turned the cell phone industry upside down. Some companies that believed the phone is more important than the apps are now getting killed (see Nokia, RIM). Others had to throw away everything they'd been working on and release something completely different (Android, Microsoft).

But the end result was in early 2007 every phone, smart or otherwise had a send and end button and was thought of as a phone that maybe could run an application or two. Today smart phones are thought of as mobile computers, the phone functionality is a secondary concern. And those who haven't made the switch (look at RIM's current Blackberrys) are getting hammered in the market for it.

That is an example of something very small that required next to no actual development that changed the way people think about a category of products. If redefining a product category isn't an innovation then I'm not sure what is.

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