Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 21st Jul 2011 22:56 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Today, the technology world is gripped by what can only be described as a dirty war between iOS on one side, and Android on the other. While the parties in this war fight it out in the US court system, the web has latched onto this conflict like a starved leach to a nice juicy ankle, and this focus on just iOS and Android has had a rather unpleasant side effect. This effect was subtle at first, but now, it's everywhere. Yes, if you were to believe the web, iOS and/or Android invented everything when it comes to mobile operating systems. I will have none of that, and my PDA collection begs to differ too.
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Heh
by WorknMan on Thu 21st Jul 2011 23:31 UTC
WorknMan
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2005-11-13

IMHO, Palm and Pocket PCs are to iOS/Android what Street Fighter 1 and earlier '1 on 1' fighting games are to Street Fighter 2. Sure, there were some that blazed a trail, but then others came along and did it right ;)

Yeah, I remember those early PDAs, but I do not have a particular fondness for them, just like I don't have a particular fondness for Street Fighter 1.

Disclaimer: I have never tried an Apple Newton.

Edited 2011-07-21 23:33 UTC

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RE: Heh
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Fri 22nd Jul 2011 04:31 in reply to "Heh"
Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

You don't like Street Fighter 1? It was the first good one. SF2 was better, no doubt, but man I spent just as much time playing the first as the second.

I think the newton was pretty nice. My friend took all of his class notes on it. I was green with envy. Nothing looked good to me after that until the pocket pc devices of 2004 came about with qwerty keypads. Then again not until the iphone was hacked/rooted, maybe 2009 it started getting good.

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RE[2]: Heh
by WorknMan on Fri 22nd Jul 2011 05:00 in reply to "RE: Heh"
WorknMan Member since:
2005-11-13

You don't like Street Fighter 1? It was the first good one. SF2 was better, no doubt, but man I spent just as much time playing the first as the second.


Well, I didn't HATE it ;) I mean, it wasn't terrible by any means. But once SF2 came out and improved upon it in pretty much every way imaginable, there just wasn't much to remember SF1 for, other than that it came first.

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