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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Great Article
by boris007 on Sun 26th Aug 2012 18:42 UTC
boris007
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2012-08-26

Thank you for mentioning, that as great as iPhone is, it has built on the previous work. Everyone seems to forget about all the linux based palm computers. It just took time for a bigger company like Mac to develop something serious in this market. This is similar to an investor, who doesn't want to invest in a product until he can see that there is demand. Apple waited until it saw a demand in palm computing. Then it invested into it on a huge scale, and came up with a great product.

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