Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 7th Aug 2012 12:24 UTC, submitted by henderson101
Legal "Comparing Samsung's flagship products before and after release of the iPhone & iPad, and how Apple's intellectual property infringement claims hold up." A terrible visual guide that ignores not only Samsung's own pre-iPhone designs, but also - and worse yet - the thirty-odd years of mobile computing that preceded the iPhone. Typical of today's technology world: a complete and utter lack of historical sense. Worse yet are the claims about icons: only the phone icon is similar, but Apple did not invent the green phone icon. This is a remnant of virtually all earlier phones which use a green phone icon for initiate/answer call, and a red phone icon for terminate/reject call. Claiming this deserves IP protection is beyond ridiculous, and shows just how low Apple is willing to go.
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RE[7]: Terrible?
by henderson101 on Wed 8th Aug 2012 12:56 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: Terrible?"
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When I saw the N770 I waited until they combined it with a phone. But somehow Nokia kept being stupid.

The N770 was nowhere near the iPhone. The N800 and N810 weren't either. I own an N810 and owned an N800 also. Maemo is as far removed from the iOS user experience as possible. The only commonality is that they are both ARM based.

The N900 was a phone, but it was seriously iPhone-ified. The Maemo OS was dumbed down for touch between NITOS2007 and the N900's version. The NITOS2008 (Diablo) started the trend, though it was initially just them making all the icons giant and finger sized.

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RE[8]: Terrible?
by Fergy on Wed 8th Aug 2012 13:16 in reply to "RE[7]: Terrible?"
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The N770 was nowhere near the iPhone.

The thing that makes a current phone better than my old nokia phones is a big touchscreen and a full featured webbrowser. I have never owned the N770 but it certainly sounded like what I wanted.
But now that I think of it; what is it that made the iphone so special? I just explained what it was for me. But apparently it was different for other people.

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RE[9]: Terrible?
by henderson101 on Thu 9th Aug 2012 20:55 in reply to "RE[8]: Terrible?"
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The NIT's (Nokia Internet Tablets) were ahead of their time, yes. But the hardware was painfully slow and underpowered and the OS was more geared to pen input. My 810 has a replacement UI Skin/theme that mimics the N900 and it's a lot better ant finger friendly, but it's not like the N9 (as an example) that was built from the ground up to accept finger input.

The original NIT browser was a version of Opera. The replacement was Webkit based (IIRC) and was better, but it never got to the point of being pleasurable to use.

I got the N810 for nostalgia and to mess about with mobile Linux. It's good for that. It has a console and stuff, and dev tools can be installed on device. As an internet tablet, it's outmoded now and was never all that speedy when new.

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