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[5]: Comment by WorknMan
by zima on Thu 1st Mar 2012 23:59 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by WorknMan"
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They were probably developed at the same time. And besides, from all accounts, the LG Prada was a piece of crap ;)

"We consider that Apple copied the Prada phone after the design was unveiled when it was presented in the iF Design Award and won the prize in September 2006." - Woo-Young Kwak, head of LG Mobile Handset R&D Center.

Even if their implementation left somewhat more (it's not like iPhone 1 didn't) to be desired, it still showed how to do a capacitive "smarpthone" (yes, we can easily say Prada really wasn't one - but then, if using any sort of rigor in our definition, iPhone 1 also wasn't).

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