Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 20th Aug 2012 22:14 UTC
Legal "The web has been alight these past few weeks with the details of the Apple v. Samsung lawsuit. It's been a unique opportunity to peer behind the curtain of how these two companies operate, as the trial seeks to answer the question: did Samsung copy Apple? But there's actually another question that I think is much more interesting to the future of innovation in the technology industry: regardless of whether the courts say that Samsung copied Apple or not, would we all be better off if we allowed - even encouraged - companies to copy one another?" This is very relevant.
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RE[4]: Comment by MOS6510
by lucas_maximus on Tue 21st Aug 2012 15:21 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by MOS6510"
lucas_maximus
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2009-08-18

Not in the UK.

Everyone was using Nokias on pay monthly contracts and pay as you go for ages. Most feature phones were Nokias were not much more than 3210s on steroids.

http://www.3g.co.uk/PR/June2005/Nokia6280Closed.jpg

This was selling for the same price a HTC desire in 2005, and it was hardly more than a 3210 with a colour screen and a web browser and a few Java Apps.

Sorry Treo, PalmOS and Windows Mobile was hardly mainsteam and didn't have the impact the iPhone did. I knew one person that had a Treo and work gave him that.

I never met anyone that was running Windows Mobile and Palm phones were mostly unheard of.

A lot of people in the UK love their blackberry's, mainly because they are cheap with contracts and we send a lot of SMS messages.

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RE[5]: Comment by MOS6510
by zima on Mon 27th Aug 2012 23:15 in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by MOS6510"
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

Everyone was using Nokias on pay monthly contracts and pay as you go for ages. Most feature phones were Nokias were not much more than 3210s on steroids.
http://www.3g.co.uk/PR/June2005/Nokia6280Closed.jpg
This was selling for the same price a HTC desire in 2005, and it was hardly more than a 3210 with a colour screen and a web browser and a few Java Apps.

If you put it that way - same could be said about the iPhone ...except, it didn't even have apps (which are quite popular on Nokia feature phones: http://www.opera.com/smw/2012/03/ - or were on Symbian smartphones, for which UK was one of the prime markets, contrary to what you seem to imply)

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