Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 18th Aug 2011 20:30 UTC
Legal "In its case against Samsung Electronics in the Netherlands, Apple is demanding an extensive ban on all Galaxy series smartphones and tablets, including a complete recall of stock by European distributors and resellers. Apple's complaint against Samsung in The Hague district court is much more comprehensive than previously thought. It's not only broader in its legal scope than a separate, ongoing Apple complaint against Samsung in Germany, but an injunction could have a 'huge impact' on the entire European market for smartphones and tablets, according to Alastair Edwards, principal analyst at Canalys." That's how far Apple is willing to go. They are willing to screw over countless resellers - some big, some small, one-shop affairs - because they don't like competition. I wonder how the Grubers of this world are going to spin this one. Hey Steve, I've got another extremely successful Android phone maker for you to sue.
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by MOS6510 on Thu 18th Aug 2011 20:39 UTC
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2011-05-12

The iPad can at least be considered inspiring:

http://www.cultofmac.com/what-tablets-looked-like-before-the-ipad-p...

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by Mellin on Thu 18th Aug 2011 20:42 in reply to "Well..."
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2005-07-06

umm cultofmac

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by Thom_Holwerda on Thu 18th Aug 2011 20:42 in reply to "Well..."
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2005-06-29

Where is Archos? Where is PenPointOS (1991)? Where is the DynaBook (1968)? Where is the Knight Ridder?

Want me to go on?

Edited 2011-08-18 20:42 UTC

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by MOS6510 on Thu 18th Aug 2011 20:47 in reply to "RE: Well..."
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by andydread on Thu 18th Aug 2011 22:11 in reply to "Well..."
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2009-02-02

The iPad can at least be considered inspiring:

http://www.cultofmac.com/what-tablets-looked-like-before-the-ipad-p...


Thats some neat propaganda you posted there. So... tell me. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-1381528/Knight-Ridde...

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by jackeebleu on Fri 19th Aug 2011 03:34 in reply to "RE: Well..."
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2006-01-26

which was never built

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by FunkyELF on Fri 19th Aug 2011 12:49 in reply to "Well..."
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2006-07-26

This was posted from another OSNews article...

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-1381528/Knight-Ridde...

Also, when you say "before IPad and after IPad" you could replace IPad with "Black Eyed Peas", "Lady Gaga", or "2007".... it doesn't mean anything.

I think etch a sketch should take apple to court over community design in EU. They obviously have prior art on this.

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by MOS6510 on Fri 19th Aug 2011 13:34 in reply to "RE: Well..."
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2011-05-12

From what I've heard now is that the Knight Rider never came to the market. The iPad did and this is when The Others started planning theirs.

They didn't do this after the Knight Rider or any other ancient tablet, not even after the Microsoft tablet PCs. So the release of the iPad is a significant point in time and influenced what came after it.

But again I personally don't mind other tablets looking like the iPad.

I also don't consider "etch a sketch" a tablet computer. They are fun though!

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