Saturday, 19 August 2017

Friday Review: Spot the difference

By Nick Wood, Total Telecom
Friday 31 August 12

As Samsung and Apple battle it out in the courts, it seems consumers really can't tell mobile devices apart.

"It looks like a big iPhone," was an opinion broadly agreed upon in the Total Telecom office this week, when one team member showed off what happened to be their Sony e-reader. Closer inspection revealed plenty of obvious differences, but the facts remain: it is rectangular, and has a large screen surrounded by a black case. Thus, if a brief glance at a Sony e-reader results in the "i" word being uttered, Samsung never really stood a chance. The Korean electronics giant has been ordered to pay $1.05 billion to its U.S. rival after a jury there decided Samsung had infringed six of seven Apple design and technology patents wielded by the iPhone maker…

"It looks like a big iPhone," was an opinion broadly agreed upon in the Total Telecom office this week, when one team member showed off what happened to be their Sony e-reader. Closer inspection revealed plenty of obvious differences, but the facts remain: it is rectangular, and has a large screen surrounded by a black case. Thus, if a brief glance at a Sony e-reader results in the "i" word being uttered, Samsung never really stood a chance. The Korean electronics giant has been ordered to pay $1.05 billion to its U.S. rival after a jury there decided Samsung had infringed six of seven Apple design and technology patents wielded by the iPhone maker…

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