Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 11th Aug 2011 09:33 UTC
Legal Day 2 is underway in the Apple v. Samsung case in The Netherlands, a microcosm of what would have happened in Germany, had Germany implemented the concept of due process. Most interesting bit so far? Samsung is using the Knight Ridder tablet from 1994 as a case of prior art. I was unaware of this device, but be sure to watch the video - this is an iPad. Amazing. This doesn't actually surprise me though - my father worked at a large newspaper company his entire life until he retired a few years ago, and in the early '90s, he already attended demonstrations of devices like this, taking home promotional material that amazed my child brain. This was supposed to be the future of newspapers, until development on these kinds of devices suddenly halted - my father never understood why. Update: Forgot to mention that like yesterday, Andreas Udo de Haes, editor at WebWereld.nl, present in the court room, is covering this. This time, in English. Update II: Samsung has presented 20 cases of prior art for both tablets and smartphones. Update III: I'm liking Samsung's lawyers.
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RE[3]: Neat
by eml.nu on Thu 11th Aug 2011 11:53 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Neat"
eml.nu
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2006-07-04

[citation needed]

Not really.

Edited 2011-08-11 11:54 UTC

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RE[4]: Neat
by Gusar on Thu 11th Aug 2011 12:37 in reply to "RE[3]: Neat"
Gusar Member since:
2010-07-16

Yes, really. The have good products. But if they're "better" is very much debatable.

Also, better for whom? Not for me, that's for sure. I'd sooner take an Android tablet. Well, I wouldn't take a tablet at all, I much prefer a netbook.

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RE[5]: Neat
by thavith_osn on Thu 11th Aug 2011 21:01 in reply to "RE[4]: Neat"
thavith_osn Member since:
2005-07-11

Obviously it's very hard for anyone to show that "Apple" don't have better products.

It comes down to preference I guess. I have used the new Samsung Galaxy S2 (which I was hoping to like as we are getting them for development here) and a couple of new Honeycomb Tablets.

I have to say the tablets were not that great, esp. if you have used an iPad 2 before (personally, I don't see the point of tablets, I don't own any myself, but use an iPad 2 from work occasionally).

The Galaxy S2 phone left me very uninspired. I'm not sure Apple should worry about it, it's size is bigger than an iPhone and the iPhone just seems so much easier to use.

But again, that's just my preference. The mate who showed me the Galaxy owns an iPhone 4 as well, but prefers the Galaxy, well, at least, last time I checked :-)

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