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Apple vs Palm

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Apple and Palm have recently been taking shots at each other. Kind of like how Microsoft and Kaz Hirai of Sony were doing a couple of days ago. "Apple CEO Tim Cook flatly told analysts that 'we will not stand for people ripping off our IP' when asked specifically about competition like the Palm Pre, and Palm responded with a similarly-explicit 'We have the tools necessary to defend ourselves.' At issue, of course, is that the Pre employs a multitouch screen and gestures almost exactly like those made famous on the iPhone." Sorry that i had to pull such a long quote from Engadget, but it's because i don't know the whole story and i don't want to get anything wrong. I actually thought i blogged about this before, but i didn't. Anyways, Apple got their multi-touch 'patented,' which basically means that they own it. It's really kind of stupid that you can own this multi-touch-ness, but that's Apple for you. It really looks like Apple is afraid of competition, to me, at least. A fight that they will probably win too. Apple is just so far ahead, that no other touchscreen phone could really catch up to them. I think that both the iPhone 3G and the Palm Pre are excellent devices. They both have their unique features and the Pre just does it better, since it had its chance to look at what the iPhone did and just improve on that. Clearly, there was a lot of thought put into the the making of the Pre and the same could be said with the iPhone. I really hope that Palm can get through this 'legal action' whatever it may be. Everyone loves competition. Everyone except Apple. If you want to read a fairly lengthy article regarding the Palm Pre vs iPhone 3G 'legal' fight, it is on Engadget, below.

Apple vs Palm (and picture): http://www.engadget.com/2009/01/28/apple-vs-palm-the-in-depth-analysis/
Apple's Multi-Touch Patent (and picture)http://mashable.com/2009/01/26/apple-multi-touch-patent/

nikki joanne said...
January 29, 2009 at 1:51 AM  

i wanna see this palm pre in action >:) ive never seen one.

Unknown said...
January 29, 2009 at 1:56 AM  

You really should, it's really innovative. It's something i can't really describe in words, although i did try during Palm's press conference =D.

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