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[5]: Reaching
by BallmerKnowsBest on Tue 28th Aug 2012 21:41 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Reaching"
BallmerKnowsBest
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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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RE[6]: Reaching
by Windows Sucks on Tue 28th Aug 2012 21:54 in reply to "RE[5]: Reaching"
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2005-11-10

Thank you. Exactly. Just in this case WHO would compare a camery to a motel T?? No one. Yes literally they are both cars, but no one would look at the two and compare them.

Same with a PDA and the iPhone. Which is why the iPhone and Android phones are very popular and most PDA's were not.

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RE[7]: Reaching
by BallmerKnowsBest on Wed 29th Aug 2012 15:09 in reply to "RE[6]: Reaching"
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2008-06-02

Thank you. Exactly. Just in this case WHO would compare a camery to a motel T??


Aside from people who know what an automobile is?

No one. Yes literally they are both cars, but no one would look at the two and compare them.


Bullshit, of course you can compare them. You should probably avoid ever studying phylogeny, it would likely cause your brain to explode, leaving your last words as "Nooooooo, wolves can't be canids because foxes are canids and they're not the same thing, nooooo!"

Same with a PDA and the iPhone. Which is why the iPhone and Android phones are very popular and most PDA's were not.


So you're saying that smartphones are not "personal digital assistants" & a PDA magically stops being a PDA when you add a cellular antenna, SIM card slot, and a dialer application. And when people have pointed why that's idiotic, your response is little more than "la la la, I'm not listening."

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