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For anybody that says you can’t unlock your phone by sliding something across the screen since you are infringing on Apple's BS of a patent.
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I can say only that Nokia are stupid. They could patent unlocking phone by pressing 2 buttons, not to forget holding/touch on/off button to switch your phone on/off.


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More reasons to hate Apple.
I will never ever buy a ****ty Apple product.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by DiNet View Post
I can say only that Nokia are stupid. They could patent unlocking phone by pressing 2 buttons, not to forget holding/touch on/off button to switch your phone on/off.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pqfYY...eature=feedlik
Lol. You can't call someone stupid and use improper grammar at the same time.


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Originally Posted by gerickjohn View Post
Good Lord... Whoever approved this patent is insane rich.
Fixed for ya
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I could care less. I does not effect me in any way. Patents have always existed. You would understand how it feels if someone used your idea and made millions. What that patent doe is give you some of the profit too in order to use it.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by SIMPSONATOR View Post
AFAIK, all droids use it. It's too simple a concept to use. It basically says you can't lock the screen.

Idea!
Dear Android:
For new phones, create two options:
1. A screen lock like Garmin's
2. A screen lock like Yours/Apples, but on a mini-sensor. Swype finger across sensor to unlock. It's not the screen.
Mmm, perhaps so but they did seem to copy the iPhone. They don't need to slide to unlock to work, they could simply have a button that does the same thing.
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5, 4, 3, 2, 1.... Oh look, here's their main spokesman...

So much fail in your logic, it's not even funny. They shouldn't get a patent for this, because all they're going to do is use it to slow down competition.
Oh you will drop it already? It's getting old.

And there's no "fail" in my logic. The whole point of patenting something is to protect it from your competitors using it to advance their own product without licensing it.
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You had to repeat 3 times that Apple is not the only company that does this, that doesn't make it ok for them to do this. They're doing it, and abusing it the most in present times.

No, they did not "think" this up, as it existed before. They copied it, AND implemented it. You know, kinda how Steve Jobs saw Xerox's GUI interface?
Uhh... yeah, because I was replying to three different people explaining what I said early on?

I've never seen or heard of any device that lets you slide your finger across the screen (as with iOS) to unlock the device. Can you actually show proof of that? Either way you look at it, it's a good idea that became mainstream with the iPhone.

Yet now, most droids (or all of them) have this although it isn't necessary for the phone to function. For example, they could simply have a button on the interface they tap to unlock the device. (I'm thinking of something a little more advanced than that, but suffice it to say, that's a simple enough example.)
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Originally Posted by dantoddd View Post
nobody acted as if apple is the only company to have done this.
Ha... actually there's plenty that do in this thread and even more in others. I really doubt people would start saying "I'm going to boycott Microsoft" and so on, if this was Microsoft and not Apple doing these things.
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that's patently false.
This is the first phone to have the feature
Well, it was phrased as a question. But that doesn't look like a touch screen? How could they swipe across the screen to unlock it? Unless I'm mistaken. Also how long ago was this?
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Originally Posted by 2010rig View Post
If you notice his posting behavior, he'll make up anything to defend Apple, and their business practices.

Sometimes, he comes up with good arguments, whether he truly believes them is another story.

He reminds me of George Costanza "Jerry, just remember, it's not a lie if you believe it."
Sigh... I don't make up anything and that's outright offensive to say. I'll defend Apple against hate but not when they're actually at fault. They've done nothing wrong here. And I don't say anything I don't believe.

>>>>>

I might also add, if what IEATFISH is correct Apple applied for this patent in around 2005... does anyone have any proof that there were phones using a slide to unlock feature (on a screen) back then? I don't think any existed.

Another note, I do wish we weren't able to patent such things but we can and it's not wrong to do so aside from some extreme instances. Although this is a small thing, it's still a good idea that Android copied from iOS and it isn't a "necessary" function for the phone to work well.

To be honest, I'm all for copying. Take the best parts of each OS and integrate them into your own to constantly improve, but that's not how the world works right now and it probably never will.
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Wow.. I guess I'm running apple software on my Android Samsung Charge.

I happen to like sliding the puzzle piece. Ok.. kill me now... I've become an Apple fanboi.
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Maybe we could look at this as a good thing. If enough companies start patenting everything, maybe the government and justice system will get fed up enough to step in and fix the system. As it stands it seems too easy to patent certain things, like a rectangular tablet...
Edited by lordikon - 10/26/11 at 7:21am
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NEWS JUST IN: Apple sues every phone manufacturer on Earth and wins because of a single patent! All phone manufacturers cannot sell their wares on Earth. The CEO of LG says "after losing this court battle we will now be trying to market our phones to the Martians. Supposedly they love these kinds of devices".
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