Look, were not saying they cant or wont do it or anything (and were certainly not going to harp on Hop-Ons slightly dubious history), but if nothing else you have to kind of admire the gall of a company that thinks they can just waltz onto the scene and offer up a handset with a 262k color touchscreen, 2 megapixel camera, MPEG-4 video recorder, push email, dedicated Apple-lawsuit-bait MP3 playback controlsall for $300 US. We dont mean to burst any bubbles, but cmon, lets not be presumptuous about what can and cant be accomplished here, ok boys?
Geeze. People need to get over this thing of 'stealing' ideas. It's all evolutionary. Nothing comes from a void. It is within the context of society. Inventors refine and improve but they very rarely come up with anything totally radically new. For example, this message 'steals' the concept of the alphabet, grammar and the very Internet itself.grapes911 said:
Consider it satire. Everyone steals from everyone (sort of). Many people are coping the iPod and it's features. Well it's not like Apple never copied anything. I forget who invented the laptop, and I don't think the company still exits. Everyone copied that idea. We could create a huge lists of things companies have copied (especially in the technology world). Frankly, it's good for the consumer. Would you really only want one company making laptops (because it wouldn't be apple)? What if there was only one car manufacture? Or if there where many car manufactures, but only one could use the steering wheel? Other companies had to come up with their own ideas. It's just silly.mkrishnan said:Pssst....pretty sure the Gameboy comment was a joke.