Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 21st Oct 2011 23:17 UTC, submitted by jello
Apple So, how serious is the legal battle between Apple and the various Android phone makers, really? Surely, it's just logical business sense that's behind it, right? Calculated, well-planned precision strikes designed to hurt Android where simply making better, more innovative products isn't enough? Well, no, not really. We already knew Steve Jobs took this personal - now we know just how personal.
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RE: Comment by Jennimc
by TechGeek on Sat 22nd Oct 2011 02:11 UTC in reply to "Comment by Jennimc"
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All I can say is "AHHHHHAAAHHAA". Seriously? Your little graphic ignores all the other phones were converging on the same style of interface. The Palm Pre looks just like Android and iOS. I suppose they stole from Apple too though huh? Except Palm has been working on phone OS's since the early 90's. If anyone in this market has room to be pissed at copying, its the folks at Palm.

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RE[2]: Comment by Jennimc
by frderi on Sat 22nd Oct 2011 08:59 in reply to "RE: Comment by Jennimc"
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2011-06-17

The Palm Pilot was just a cheaper version of the Apple Newton, a device which had been under development at Apple since the end of the 80's and was released in 1993.

The idea to combine the PDA with the smartphone didn't come from Palm either. General Magic, an Apple spinoff, was already working to do this since the beginning of the nineties.

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RE[3]: Comment by Jennimc
by unclefester on Sat 22nd Oct 2011 09:25 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Jennimc"
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IBM Simon - first GUI phone - 1984.

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RE[3]: Comment by Jennimc
by Nth_Man on Sat 22nd Oct 2011 09:33 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Jennimc"
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Apple Newton, a device which had been under development at Apple since the end of the 80's and was released in 1993.

"Besides a mobile phone, the major applications were a calendar, address book, world clock, calculator, note pad, e-mail, and games. It had no physical buttons to dial with. Instead customers used a touchscreen to select phone numbers with a finger".

It was under development since the end of the 80's and was released in 1993 [Associated Press: "Keep it simple, Simon says", Florida Times-Union newspaper, November 3, 1993].

It was an invent from Apple? No.

http://www.retrocom.com/bellsouth_ibm_simon.htm
http://translate.googleusercontent.com/translate_c?hl=en&ie=UTF8&pr...

The idea to combine the PDA with the smartphone didn't come from Palm either. General Magic, an Apple spinoff, was already working to do this since the beginning of the nineties.

Like we have seen, that "I want to carry one device, not two" idea was popular, because it's such a natural idea... :-)

Edited 2011-10-22 09:39 UTC

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RE[3]: Comment by Jennimc
by smashIt on Sat 22nd Oct 2011 20:32 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Jennimc"
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The Palm Pilot was just a cheaper version of the Apple Newton, a device which had been under development at Apple since the end of the 80's and was released in 1993.


only problem is that the first palm pda predates the newton by a year

The idea to combine the PDA with the smartphone didn't come from Palm either. General Magic, an Apple spinoff, was already working to do this since the beginning of the nineties.


don't quote me on this, but i'm pretty sure there was a gsm-module for the ipaq

and an ipaq+gsm/umts is pretty much what we now call a smartphone

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RE[2]: Comment by Jennimc
by viton on Sat 22nd Oct 2011 13:54 in reply to "RE: Comment by Jennimc"
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2005-08-09

The Palm Pre looks just like Android and iOS
But not how it works and supported. Palm has always been a niche in a back streets of WinCE.

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