1. Timture's Avatar
    Just saw a LG Optimus and immediately thought it resembled the Lumia 920. I believe the LG came out in spring.
    09-11-2012 08:39 PM
  2. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    09-11-2012 09:13 PM
  3. Simon Tupper's Avatar
    This one? http://www.shinyshiny.tv/1_lg-optimus-2x.jpg

    I don't think so, if that's the one.
    There is a few LG optimus, the one he posted is the L3 google it.
    09-11-2012 09:23 PM
  4. brmiller1976's Avatar
    It looks a bit like a black and white photo of the 920, beaten with an ugly stick until the blood stopped flowing... :)

    Frankly, I think the "this phone looks like the other phone" stuff is overdone. Every touchscreen device will more-or-less resemble every other, due to the basics of design and human physiology. Unfortunately, Apple's patent suit has kicked off all the ridiculous "copycat" claims over really basic and long-established product features and UI.
    09-12-2012 12:30 AM
  5. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    It looks a bit like a black and white photo of the 920, beaten with an ugly stick until the blood stopped flowing... :)

    Frankly, I think the "this phone looks like the other phone" stuff is overdone. Every touchscreen device will more-or-less resemble every other, due to the basics of design and human physiology. Unfortunately, Apple's patent suit has kicked off all the ridiculous "copycat" claims over really basic and long-established product features and UI.
    You're right. The patent trolling is absurd.
    09-12-2012 01:42 AM
  6. SnailUK's Avatar
    You're right. The patent trolling is absurd.
    Personally, i can completely see Apples POV. They've created a premium product that everyone can recognise.

    You just need to look at some of the older Samsung phones, and tablets, to see Samsung have blatantly copied the design, made some small changes, then sold it, knowing there will be people who want an iDevice, can't afford one, so get something that looks almost identical, and is half the price.
    09-12-2012 03:23 AM
  7. AngryNil's Avatar
    The Optimus L3 was announced earlier this year. The 920 is based on the N9, which was announced in June 2011. Why it would remind you of some random LG phone announced half a year after Nokia's reference chassis is beyond me.
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    09-12-2012 04:39 AM
  8. Simon Tupper's Avatar
    The Optimus L3 was announced earlier this year. The 920 is based on the N9, which was announced in June 2011. Why it would remind you of some random LG phone announced half a year after Nokia's reference chassis is beyond me.
    Interesting, I didn't know that, in fact... I didn't know much about Nokia before they took the windows phone ship other than they made tough phones in the past, but now every smartphone is fragile and much NOT be dropped accidentally..

    If Apple wasn't suing everybody for basic design phones, tablets and whatever they feel that it might like one of their product, then we wouldn't even talk about that, we would live with the "horrible" truth that a company may have manufactured a phone with round corners too.
    09-12-2012 06:06 AM
  9. crystal_planet's Avatar
    Personally, i can completely see Apples POV. They've created a premium product that everyone can recognise.

    You just need to look at some of the older Samsung phones, and tablets, to see Samsung have blatantly copied the design, made some small changes, then sold it, knowing there will be people who want an iDevice, can't afford one, so get something that looks almost identical, and is half the price.
    You know of course Apple's patent claims in many cases are under "prior art" and as such, are silly. They patented scrolling for god's sake. Not to mention "slide to unlock" - a feature found on a device two years before the iPhone was released. That goes well beyond absurd.
    Last edited by crystal_planet; 09-12-2012 at 07:39 AM.
    09-12-2012 06:50 AM
  10. AngryNil's Avatar
    Interesting, I didn't know that, in fact... I didn't know much about Nokia before they took the windows phone ship other than they made tough phones in the past, but now every smartphone is fragile and much NOT be dropped accidentally..
    Unfortunately, the market doesn't demand rock solid devices, not to mention that it's pretty hard when you have a huge piece of glass on the front.

    The Lumia 800, 900 and 920 are all based on the N9 design, though for the purpose of my argument the 800 would have worked too (it was announced in late 2011).

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    09-12-2012 08:21 AM
  11. DungMasterFang's Avatar
    Just saw a LG Optimus and immediately thought it resembled the Lumia 920. I believe the LG came out in spring.
    So LG is copying the Nokia N9 design from last year?
    09-12-2012 09:19 AM
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