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[2]: Neat
by satan666 on Thu 11th Aug 2011 12:30 UTC in reply to "RE: Neat"
satan666
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2008-04-18

They do have a better product.

Why? Because you are forced to use only one app store with applications approved by the big brother as opposed to choosing between app stores or even better putting the app on the microSD card and running it from there? Wait! The superior tablet doesn't even have a microSD card. And why do you have to go through iTunes to access your files? Why can't you have direct access to your own files?

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