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[3]: Comment by Jennimc
by smashIt on Sat 22nd Oct 2011 20:32 UTC 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[4]: Comment by Jennimc
by frderi on Sun 23rd Oct 2011 11:17 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by Jennimc"
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don't quote me on this, but i'm pretty sure there was a gsm-module for the ipaq

Sure there were. There were even iPaqs with phone functionality. They were okay-ish PDA's but terrible phones. Thank god we got rid of those!

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