Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 23rd Feb 2012 17:53 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless "Jobs called Android a 'stolen product', but theft can be a tricky concept when talking about innovation. The iPhone didn't emerge fully formed from Jobs's head. Rather, it represented the culmination of incremental innovation over decades - much of which occurred outside of Cupertino." Nothing particularly new in there for regular OSNews readers, but still handy to have it in one place.
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RE[6]: Comment by WorknMan
by WorknMan on Mon 27th Feb 2012 22:21 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Comment by WorknMan"
WorknMan
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2005-11-13

Was it really that bad though?


I don't know, as I didn't own one. But the comparison articles back from early 2007 indicate that the iPhone was a significantly better experience. In pretty much every respect, the LG was just another phone, and wouldn't have been any kind of game changer, even if the iPhone hadn't been released.

I mean the original iPhone wasn't that great either: lack of MMS, multitasking, copy/paste and even 3rd party app support made for a pretty crappy "smart" phone.


Yeah, just like Windows Phone, I don't think it was all that great in the features department. But design-wise, it was a significant step ahead from anything that had come before it.

Edited 2012-02-27 22:22 UTC

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RE[7]: Comment by WorknMan
by Laurence on Tue 28th Feb 2012 14:33 in reply to "RE[6]: Comment by WorknMan"
Laurence Member since:
2007-03-26

I don't know, as I didn't own one. But the comparison articles back from early 2007 indicate that the iPhone was a significantly better experience. In pretty much every respect, the LG was just another phone, and wouldn't have been any kind of game changer, even if the iPhone hadn't been released.

Hmmm. You might be right. I guess we can only speculate.


Yeah, just like Windows Phone, I don't think it was all that great in the features department. But design-wise, it was a significant step ahead from anything that had come before it.

Windows Phone was only a step ahead of anything before the portable Windows range. In terms of it's position in the market - it was very much a mediocre release. Certainly less of a significant step forward than Prada was in it's time given that Prada was pioneering a number of new technologies and concepts (even if, arguably, they didn't do the greatest job on the final release). Where as MS were just reverting back to basics with heavy influences from established products.

Edited 2012-02-28 14:34 UTC

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RE[8]: Comment by WorknMan
by WorknMan on Tue 28th Feb 2012 21:38 in reply to "RE[7]: Comment by WorknMan"
WorknMan Member since:
2005-11-13

Windows Phone was only a step ahead of anything before the portable Windows range.


Yeah, I meant that the iPhone was a step ahead, not Windows Phone ;) I only brought up Windows Phone because it was lacking features such as copy/paste when it first launched, but has since added them. Actually, I think Windows Phone has a chance of being a real contender in the smartphone race, especially if they set it up so you can run Metro apps on phones, along with tablets and desktops.

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