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[3]: First touchscreen phone?
by anevilyak on Tue 31st Jul 2012 13:20 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: First touchscreen phone?"
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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Morgan Member since:
2005-06-29

I believe you're referring to "The Saint".


That's the one! A halfway decent movie, though I've only seen it once that I can remember.

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MOS6510 Member since:
2011-05-12
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

> I believe you're referring to "The Saint".

That's the one! A halfway decent movie, though I've only seen it once that I can remember.

Thing is... the Nokia Communicator in "The Saint" from 1997 certainly didn't use Symbian. ;) Not all did, early ones were on GEOS (and they actually had x86 CPUs)

PS. And Motorola had some touchscreen Symbian UIQ devices (Moto was actually involved in it), I imagine they were at least semi-available in the US, before iPhone.

Edited 2012-08-03 00:26 UTC

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