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: Reaching
by BallmerKnowsBest on Sun 26th Aug 2012 16:32 UTC in reply to "Reaching"
BallmerKnowsBest
Member since:
2008-06-02

Wow now you guys are reaching to call out the jury! Lol.


Oh great, another genius who thinks that "LOL" is punctuation.

PDA. The Newton could be compared to a PDA, I don't know any PDA that you were making calls on.


Yeah, if only someone had come up with a device that bridged the gap between phones and PDAs... some kind of intelligent telephone (or "smart" phone if you will).

A PDA is not a phone,


So when you add a cellular antenna to a PDA, it stops being a PDA? I hate to be the one to break this to you, but that's what modern smartphones are.

and remember the original iPhone was not much more then a phone when it came out. Being that it lacked a bunch of features.


Errr, the original iPhone did have PDA functionality, even if it was badly-implemented and practically useless.

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v RE[2]: Reaching
by Windows Sucks on Sun 26th Aug 2012 17:54 in reply to "RE: Reaching"
RE[3]: Reaching
by Thom_Holwerda on Sun 26th Aug 2012 17:58 in reply to "RE[2]: Reaching"
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

The prior art Samsung pulled out got laughed at in court


Uh, no. It was used to successfully invalidate Apple's patents the world over.

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