Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 30th Jul 2012 19:38 UTC, submitted by tupp
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless It might be a cliche, but sometimes, a picture says more than a thousand words. Over the years, I've often talked about how the technology world is iterative, about how products are virtually always built upon that which came before, about how almost always, multiple people independently arrive at the same products since they work within the same constraints of the current state of technology. This elementary aspect of the technology world, which some would rather forget, has been illustrated very, very well in one of Samsung's legal filings against Apple.
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RE: First touchscreen phone?
by _txf_ on Mon 30th Jul 2012 23:14 UTC in reply to "First touchscreen phone?"
_txf_
Member since:
2008-03-17

Though, I don't recall seeing a touch version of a Symbian phone until around the time the iPhone was revealed.


what you don't recall is a Series60 touchscreen phone. There were however others like UIQ, Series80 (in the communicator phones) and Series 90 (in the Nokia 7710 and 7700, look them up on wikipedia)

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RE[2]: First touchscreen phone?
by Morgan on Mon 30th Jul 2012 23:26 in reply to "RE: First touchscreen phone?"
Morgan Member since:
2005-06-29

You're both right, I failed to take into consideration Nokia's non-S60 models, most likely due to the very limited presence Nokia has here in the U.S. compared to the rest of the world. I do recall seeing a Nokia Communicator in some 2000-era spy film set in Europe, but I've never seen one in the flesh, so to speak.

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anevilyak Member since:
2005-09-14

I do recall seeing a Nokia Communicator in some 2000-era spy film set in Europe, but I've never seen one in the flesh, so to speak.


I believe you're referring to "The Saint". In any case, a friend of mine owned one around the same time frame, it was certainly quite nifty as far as mid-to-late 90s phones went.

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