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1 William Barnett-Lewis  Sat, Aug 25, 2012 7:45:41am

It's always funny watching really big companies whine about being forced to innovate rather than copy. In the long term, there will be products that don't infringe and will be better than the Apple products. That's the real win for the consumer in this case.

2 Velvet Elvis  Sat, Aug 25, 2012 10:41:15am

re: #1 William Barnett-Lewis

It's always funny watching really big companies whine about being forced to innovate rather than copy. In the long term, there will be products that don't infringe and will be better than the Apple products. That's the real win for the consumer in this case.

Apple claimed to have a patent on the rectangular shape of the iphone. I really doubt making phones round to get around Apple's patent will be much of an innovation.

3 William Barnett-Lewis  Sat, Aug 25, 2012 1:42:49pm

Lots of ways. And a circle would be one of them. The flip phone was one as well - hard to patent thanks to Star Trek. Or go Next Gen and make one to wear on your collar with voice activation. Or or or or... Just because Samsung is lazy doesn't mean the sky is falling.

4 ErikJ76  Sat, Aug 25, 2012 1:51:10pm

re: #3 William Barnett-Lewis

The shape of a phone, and even more so a tablet, looks a lot like a LCD monitor, there's a reason for that.
And there's a reason why there isn't any circular monitors either.

Grid displays has been around for quite a while.
Gestures has been around for quite a while too.
And so on.


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