Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 26th Jul 2011 21:14 UTC
Apple Petty Apple is petty. Amazon, Kobo, and others have changed their applications to conform to Apple's App Store rules, and if there's one word that describes the situation these booksellers are in, it's petty. Still, it's leading to good things: Kobo has announced it's going to bypass the App Store by writing an HTML5 e-reader for iOS (and thus, for other HTML5-capable mobile devices).
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The pioneer in this field was Palm. Think of those first Palms - a home screen with rows of icons, touch screens, gestures to write. Apple merely polished things, which they are very good at. The innovation award goes to Palm. Everyone is still copying them. It is a shame what happened to the company. The lost their way around version 5.0 of the OS. My last Palm, the Centro, was a wonderful device. Sony was the real pioneer in bringing multimedia capabilities to PalmOS devices. Their line of Clie devices caused everyone to rethink the PDA. How quickly people forget.

ps - I think Handspring also brought innvovation in terms of storage cards and the Visor phone.

Edited 2011-07-27 20:17 UTC

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