Great point. I like the way you broke things down. Apple is quiet and
does not usually waste time going after other companies but when any
other technology becomes a serious threat they will have quite a few
patents to fight royalty for. It is just a matter of time and timing!
Sent from my iPhone
On Jun 1, 2008, at 12:12 PM, Jonny Shaw <[address removed]> wrote:
> Soul & Leroy,
> Apple needed to partner with "someone" in order to make this happen
> on their terms if at all. If Apple had not paved the way for
> creating a phone with a manufacturer supplied and controlled
> environment (which Verizon did NOT agree to allow) there would be no
> iPhone and then who would that Android have had to copy from?
> Microsoft? People make it a habit to let Apple innovate and create
> new opportunities and then steal them. I can't wait for Apple to sue
> the pants off of anyone who makes an android phone that borrows too
> much from what they created. I didn't see a good clear picture but
> from what I saw the full screen android looked EXACTLY like Apple's
> iPhone and while iPhones design may seem obvious in hindsight that's
> only because Apple made it so. Noone seems to recall that everyone
> thought a phone without a qwerty keyboard couldn't function. BIG
> RISK from Apple but now that it works it seems obvious.
> If it wasn't that AT&T allowed Apple the amount of control they
> needed you wouldn't have iPhones at all, but now that it works
> you're upset because AT&T wants to profit from their decision to
> allow the manufacturer complete interface control. I swear you
> people should still be stuck using DOS- no mice, no GUI, no color
> screens. Obviously you don't feel compelled to support the companies
> that took huge investment gambles to bring them to you, all you care
> about is cheaper and faster.
> PS: When the software you downloaded for your Android phone locks
> you up and bricks your phone and you can't make or receive calls,
> don't call on Apple, and when you call Google for help, they won't
> be able to help so they'll tell you to contact Nokia who will blame
> the software company you got your phone app from, but when you call
> the company who sold you the software tells you it's not them it's
> google (after 12 days of waiting for a machine generated email
> because they have no phone number), go buy an iPhone on the AT&T
> network so you can make a call. Or maybe try a zune phone (ha).
> That's all I have to say about this one -
> Jonny Shaw
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