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post #161 of 168
Another terrific article. Definitely a keeper.
post #162 of 168
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Perhaps not, but to say google stole the idea from apple just means that maybe you are all giving apple credit for something they didn't do. maybe they stole the idea from LG... or is that too simple of an explanation for you?

Seriously? Google even said they had to do an about face once the iPhone was released.
post #163 of 168
Originally Posted by ukjb View Post

maybe they stole the idea from LG... or is that too simple of an explanation for you?

 

Except they didn’t, period, end of discussion.

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post #164 of 168
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Perhaps not, but to say google stole the idea from apple just means that maybe you are all giving apple credit for something they didn't do. maybe they stole the idea from LG... or is that too simple of an explanation for you?

Maybe father Christmas had the idea first but the elves were too busy in Lapland preparing for Christmas
post #165 of 168
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Perhaps not, but to say google stole the idea from apple just means that maybe you are all giving apple credit for something they didn't do. maybe they stole the idea from LG... or is that too simple of an explanation for you?

Apple started developing multi-touch glass displays in the early 2000's for a potential tablet device. But in 2003-2004 they focused on "Project Purple" which was a smaller handheld device with a multi-touch glass display that eventually became the iPhone.

But you think LG should get the credit? How is that logic even possible? 1bugeye.gif
post #166 of 168

Yet another revisionist article that tries to mislead the reader.

 

DED, why must you continue to pretend that prior to the iphone all phones had Qwerty or numeric keyboards?

 

HTC's first ever handset was the 2002 Wallaby. It ran Windows Mobile and sported a 3.5" touch screen. It had no keyboard.  

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HTC's first ever handset was the 2002 Wallaby. It ran Windows Mobile and sported a 3.5" touch screen. It had no keyboard.  

Ah, the Wallaby!

http://pocketnow.com/thought/a-look-at-the-first-htc-phone-ever-released



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A full eight years ago, in the spring of 2002, the O2 Wallaby hit store shelves. It was running Microsoft Pocket PC 2002 Phone Edition (and you thought “Windows Phone 7 Series” felt too long?), with an Intel StronARM CPU clocking in at 206MHz. It had just 32MB of RAM and 32MB or ROM, and if you left the battery discharge, you would lose all of your data. The screen was the same size as the iPhone at 3.5″, with QVGA 320×240 resolution. It wasn’t capable of 3G or even EDGE…but you could get a GPRS data signal which would max out at about 15kbps (3.5G devices of today can achieve download speeds of over 3000kbps on a good day). You could connect the Wallaby to your computer with either the serial interface, or USB 1.0. It had expansion slots for MMC/SD, so adding more memory was possible. For short-range data transfer, forget Bluetooth, you had to deal with infrared. Powering everything was a decent-sized 1500mAh battery. The phone cost £899 outright, or around $1450 in today’s market. But for that, you got a stylus cleverly hidden inside of the antenna 1wink.gif.
post #168 of 168
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Yet another revisionist article that tries to mislead the reader.

DED, why must you continue to pretend that prior to the iphone all phones had Qwerty or numeric keyboards?

HTC's first ever handset was the 2002 Wallaby. It ran Windows Mobile and sported a 3.5" touch screen. It had no keyboard.  

Any Windows Mobile phone with a touch screen was not Microsoft's definition of a WM Smartphone. It was a Pocket PC.

But why are you all upset about the subject when a) this article isn't about WinMobile, b) the novelty of iPhone wasn't that it had a crappy touchscreen that required a stylus to use and c) Pocket PC was a commercial failure that nobody cared about the moment the iPhone appeared?

All Windows Mobile phones were crap, most Pocket PC devices used terrible resistance screens, and nobody liked them, not even most spellbound Microsoft fans.

The only reason you know anything about that model is from reading Wikipedia. It was tragic crap and nothing like the iPhone experience.

Also: nothing new about touchscreens in general in 2002, as Palm Pilots had been around since ~1997 and Newton Message Pads were around in 1993. Putting a phone on a PDA was the next obvious step, but it didn't result in a good product the way Microsoft did it or history would have played out differently and HTC wouldn't be failing.
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