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[8]: How easy it is to forget...
by saso on Sun 26th Aug 2012 21:26 UTC in reply to "RE[7]: How easy it is to forget..."
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Oh noes! Nokia has pre-infringed Apple's revolutionary 4-item wide application icon grid arrangement ("on a mobile device") on the home screen. Quick, call in the patent drones, there's money to be made!
Seriously though, an app drawer that is represented as a grid of icons is probably *the* most obvious way to do it. It's been the norm in computing since the dawn of GUIs.
Btw: Symbian also had a customizable quick launch bar that is functionally a superset of the dock on the iPhone.

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