Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 26th Aug 2012 10:28 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless In light of the jury verdict in Apple vs. Samsung, the one-liners and jokes flew back and forth. One in particular, by Dan Frakes, has been copied and pasted all over the web, and it goes like this: "When the iPhone debuted, it was widely criticized for having no buttons/keys. Now people think the iPhone's design is 'obvious'." This is a very common trend in this entire debate that saddens me to no end: the iPhone is being compared to simple feature phones, while in fact, it should be compared to its true predecessor: the PDA. PDAs have always done with few buttons.
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Comment by neutralTTY
by neutralTTY on Sun 26th Aug 2012 11:01 UTC
neutralTTY
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2012-01-12

With these articles with such good references on products like the iPhone but before this, is where one asks how the justice system can work in the United States for Apple to come out winning lawsuits.

(Even my girlfriend has a LG Prada and many people has PDAs with Sim cards).

And do you remember these PDA with GPS that worked so well and were so utils? What will have been the reason for abandoning that market?

I guess the appearance of phones with GPS.

For me, current smartphones (iPhone included) are only old PDAs with smaller screen and technologically fasters,

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RE: Comment by neutralTTY
by Ponto on Sun 26th Aug 2012 11:24 in reply to "Comment by neutralTTY"
Ponto Member since:
2006-06-18

I think the greatest achievement of Apple is that people think the iPhone is basically a phone and not basically a PDA. I always to use the term PDA instead of smartphone.

The usage pattern of most people I know is that telephony features are only a nice to have add-on.

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RE[2]: Comment by neutralTTY
by Lennie on Sun 26th Aug 2012 12:18 in reply to "RE: Comment by neutralTTY"
Lennie Member since:
2007-09-22

This post made me smile because I always ask people when they show me how smart their smartphone is "but can you make a phonecall with it ?"

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