iPhone Caused “Crisis of Design” at Samsung (Memo) “Influential figures outside the company come across the iPhone, and they point out that ‘Samsung is dozing off.’ All this time we’ve been paying all our attention to Nokia, and concentrated our efforts on things like Folder, Bar, Slide,” Shin wrote. “Yet when our UX is compared to the unexpected competitor Apple’s iPhone, the difference is truly that of Heaven and Earth. It’s a crisis of design.” Complete text of the internal memo submitted in the Apple vs Samsung case
Those are the more ugly points of the memo, which seems to bolster Apple’s lawsuit stating that Samsung infringed upon a number of Apple’s patents. Apple asserts that Samsung has “slavishly copied” Apple’s iPad and iPhone devices, and is seeking $2.5 billion in damages. So any more ammunition that Apple can get to make it look like Samsung attempted to actively rip off Apple’s products is only a good thing for Apple’s case.
And the memo is rife with ammunition.
posted by infini
on Aug 7, 2012 -
What do you do when your viola recital gets interrupted by someone in the audience getting a call on their cellphone? Improvise
posted by scalefree
on Jan 24, 2012 -
Apple has adopted new tactics
in its patent war against the handheld industry. Last summer, Apple has transferred patents
to the patent troll Digitude Innovations
, using a shell company operated by Digitude's primary investor, Altitude Capital Partners. In December, Digitude filed suit with the International Trade Commission alleging patent infringement by almost every mobile manufacturers except Apple. (pdf filing
) [more inside]
posted by jeffburdges
on Dec 11, 2011 -
After Nokia announced its strategic partnership with Microsoft (here
), howls of protest came from various directions, with the one getting the most attention being 'nine young investors' proposing a 'Plan B'
. But wait... [more inside]
posted by oneswellfoop
on Feb 17, 2011 -
Where do you think Apple’s iPhone is the most popular? Where do Nokia’s Symbian phones dominate? How is it going for Android in different parts of the world? What about Blackberry?
We’re going to answer all of those questions and more in this article, which will closely examine mobile OS usage across the world.
posted by infini
on Jan 14, 2011 -
Silicon Sweatshops is a five-part investigation of the supply chains that produce many of the world’s most popular technology products, from Apple iPhones, to Nokia cell phones, Dell keyboards and more. The series examines the scope of the problem, including its effects on workers from the Philippines, Taiwan and China. It also looks at a novel factory program that may be a blueprint for solving this perennial industry problem.
posted by Joe Beese
on Nov 19, 2009 -
Jan Chipchase is employeed by Nokia
in the "corporate anthropology" field, but he considers it "design research," as he's not an anthropologist by training. His work covers researching how people modify their phones
in China, India, Ghana, and elsewhere, adding features or extending battery life. He also tracks how cellphones are associated with personal identity
and how they are playing roles far from urban and suburban centers. In some locations, cell phone numbers are written above doorways for identification, when there is no official map or organization for streets. He also blogs about his experiences, and his most recent post, he covers the rise of "Super Fakes
." [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief
on Sep 3, 2009 -
Nokia has announced the n900
running the maemo
operating system will be released in October. The phone has similar specifications to the
iphone, but with a keyboard and considerably higher resolution display
(800x480). In addition the OS is an open platform with free GPL development
tools. More from The Guardian
posted by sien
on Aug 27, 2009 -
There's been quite a stir
in Finland about the world's biggest cell phone maker, Nokia
, after it was alleged yesterday that politicians had been pressured
by the company in order for a law on electronic surveillance of its employees would to be passed. The company denies
threats to leave the country if email monitoring laws are not introduced. Electric Frontier Finland
is considering taking the case into the ECHR
posted by keijo
on Feb 2, 2009 -
Nokia's iPod killer.
Nokia today introduced their new N-series multimedia-centric phones (dropping the 4-digit model numbers they've been using for ever). The N91
in particular looks like it's shooting straight for the iPod crown: 4GB hard drive, 3G, global GSM, WiFi b/g, Bluetooth, USB mass storage, FM radio and a claimed 12.5 hrs of battery time. The N90
isn't too shabby either.
posted by costas
on Apr 27, 2005 -
provides humorous photos that force us to ask the question: Has Nokia's NGage
redefined phone ergonomics or simply provided a humorous
diversion for a slow Friday afternoon?
posted by donovan
on Dec 5, 2003 -
Well, I said, if they're going to insist on putting all those functions -- phone, camera, personal organizer, hand-held computer, TV remote, garage door opener, phaser -- on a single device then I want 'em on my Gameboy.
posted by jfuller
on Aug 20, 2003 -
is back with a vengence (certainly here in the UK anyway), and claiming to be "an experience you will never forget". Will it be? Will it surpass the last two Nokia Games, which became clouded in game-playing techies' catty derision of the technology used? Will the huge band of followers at the cunningly titled fan site Nokia-Game
return again? And, more pressingly, will they still create stunningly TV, radio and newspaper adverts, so we can all boast again that we're part of it?
posted by wibbler
on Oct 22, 2002 -
- A cellphone, a digital camera, a photo album, a PDA with a color display and joystick -- all within 114 x 56 x 26 mm dimensions, shaped like this
, looking like this
. Must... put... on... Christmas... wishlist.
posted by frednorman
on Nov 19, 2001 -
Looks weird. Sounds Great.
Nokia's latest mobile phone seems to be a rather weird symbiosis of phone, keyboard device, pda, and mp3 player. I guess it will take a while before it hits the USA. But me, being in Europe, I think I'd like to check it out closely.
posted by HeikoH
on Oct 11, 2001 -