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[3]: Reaching
by ichi on Sun 26th Aug 2012 18:32 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Reaching"
ichi
Member since:
2007-03-06

Yes and as you said they are smartphones not PDA's if you want to compare to old smartphones that is fine.


Aren't all smartphones basically PDAs with a SIM card?

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RE[4]: Reaching
by Windows Sucks on Sun 26th Aug 2012 20:11 in reply to "RE[3]: Reaching"
Windows Sucks Member since:
2005-11-10

I guess all cars are a model T?

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RE[5]: Reaching
by ichi on Sun 26th Aug 2012 21:12 in reply to "RE[4]: Reaching"
ichi Member since:
2007-03-06

I guess all cars are a model T?


If Samsung released a Galaxy Note without a SIM slot, what would be the difference between that and a PDA?

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RE[5]: Reaching
by BallmerKnowsBest on Tue 28th Aug 2012 21:41 in reply to "RE[4]: Reaching"
BallmerKnowsBest Member since:
2008-06-02

I guess all cars are a model T?


I guess you don't grasp the difference between a class of device and a specific model within that class? The actual equivalent to your argument would be claiming that a Camry isn't an automobile, because it's not exactly the same as a Model T.

Hell, do you even know what "PDA" stands for? Even in the literal sense of the term, smartphones are clearly qualify as PDAs.

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