Originally Posted by hjb
If you see the table in here, you would see that Koh would have denied F-700 anyway. Basically all crucial evidence in this case rejected by the Judge. How would it be fair?
Crucial Evidence? Huh? The F-700, the phone with the slide out physical keyboard (which was shown at an angle to make the keyboard invisible), and the launcher/UI that looked absolutely NOTHING like the iPhone or their current phones (again, shown with the screen off so nobody could asess this)- this is the phone that Samsung claims '"would have established beyond doubt that Samsung did not copy the iPhone design"- a phone that was designed before the iPhone announcement, that Samsung wants us to believe is similar to the iPhone, but actually has absolutely NOTHING in common, either in hardware, or software, with the iPhone, except being black and having a screen. To the contrary, it proves how drastically SAmsung's phones changed from this phone after the iPhone was released.
Ladies and gentlemen, the F700:
Howbout a video? Sure. Dated March 15, 2007, 2 months after the iPhone reveal. The phone barely works.
"In many ways," Patel writes, "the F700 does nothing but underline Apple's overall contention: that there are thousands of ways to design and package a phone interface, but Samsung chose to drop its differentiated interface and instead lift elements of Apple's style."
Is someone seriously going to argue similarity to the iPhone, even conceptually? It was INTRODUCED 2 months after the iPhone. If anything, it shows how far behind Samsung was, and the radical, drastic change of course they later implemented. It would have fit right in on that slide with those other phones where SJ was making the argument that a new paradigm for a phone needs to emerge. This would have been laughed out of court, and absolutely destroyed by Apple if they were given an official channel to respond inside the courtroom, and actually present the phone fully to the jury. Samsung knows this, so they create this charade, and leak this 'smoking gun' (which is anything but) to the media, and whine about how unfair it is that this 'evidence' is being excluded, in order to pollute the proceedings and sway those who are to ignorant to actually look into the phone further. If anything, that phone strengthens Apple's argument, yet Samsung is playing a game of PR to make people think it's some critical evidence that would win them the case. Its become clear how weak Samsung's case, and defense is, if this joke of 'evidence' is indeed what they've decided to play up. I've read all their statements/arguments that have been made public, and I fail to see how an objective individual can deny that Samsung is trying its best to pollute and distort the facts with irrelevant, false, and laughable claims. The 2001 Space Odysey 'prior art' is icing on their pathetic little cake.
Edited by Slurpy - 8/3/12 at 12:13am