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[3]: Comment by MOS6510
by JAlexoid on Wed 22nd Aug 2012 16:27 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by MOS6510"
JAlexoid
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2009-05-19

RIM not imitating? If you subscribe that iPhone is the original in finger touch oriented device with rectangular icons, then RIM is imitating very much. As well as WP7.

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RE[4]: Comment by MOS6510
by MOS6510 on Wed 22nd Aug 2012 17:25 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by MOS6510"
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2011-05-12

RIM used their own OS and are now switching to QNX, which they now own, build their own BlackBerry network, designed their own handsets and have own way of operating them. When you see one you recognize it.

WP7/8 is also a product you can easily identify. Nokia WP phones have their own identity. I business phone is a Lumia 800 and I like it.

Amazon did some heavy modification on Android and made it work with their content.

Samsung made Android worse with their attempt to make it look more like iOS. I personally have come across a number of unknown brands that produced media and tablets that even look more like Apple stuff than Samsung's.

Perhaps a strange thing to say from someone like me, but Samsung's stuff would have been better if they were less Apple-like. Stock Android, no crapware, updates to the latest and greatest equals winner.

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