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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RE: No regular person owned a PDA
by some1 on Sun 26th Aug 2012 16:01 UTC in reply to "No regular person owned a PDA"
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Yes, all PDAs at the time were targeted to power users. Apple were the first to market a PDA-like device to regular folks (who had little idea about existing devices). The was a brilliant idea, but to a technological invention.

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