I don't see anything wrong with eating right and exercising, and I'd never threaten to sue another person for doing it.
Irrelevant and not what I was driving at. You miss my point.
In the tiny little village of Windows Phone, Nokia is the old man who was once wealthy and has fallen on hard times but expects everyone to treat him like they did when he was young and wealthy.
He's taking common ideas and claiming to have "invented" them to get back to his old glory, while younger whippersnappers are blasting past him. He thinks it's "unfair" that he doesn't have exclusive dominion over the small village and that HTC, Samsung and Huawei are working to develop and grow it as well.
Really? Only one dude said that on Twitter and now he's representative of the entire company. Either way no action has been taken nor any real official statement so I don't know what you're driving at.
Not when the "idea" is a common concept used to sell everything from clothes to shoes to cars.
"Hey, let's make it in different colors" is a pretty basic no-brainer, not some incredibly disruptive innovation. Whining that "they copied us by making different colors and thus stole our innovation" might as well be whining "we're completely out of ideas and thus had to go to multiple colors and have nothing else to differentiate us."
It's the claim of a weak company, not a strong one. That's why Apple's lawsuit against Samsung marked its high-water mark... if "we should have a monopoly on a very basic design that we didn't even invent" represents the best "innovation" that a company can deliver, then that company is OUT of ideas and it's only a matter of time before they're replaced.
Yeah it's a common concept, and one that was capitalized by Nokia for Windows Phone into it's current recognition. No one but you
is calling that innovation. I don't know why you keep saying that. Most people if anything are saying or rather observing is, "Oh hey didn't Nokia have a whole line of Windows Phone in solid colors? Interesting to see HTC do it, I guess they got the idea ("copied the idea") from Nokia."
As for the side tangent into Apple, part of that is based in the fact that they actually had a patent for the design. Whether it should've been granted is a different matter. The point is Apple had something they could enforce legally. Whether they should've done so is kind of irrelevant because neither one of us can conclusively say what their motivations are and frankly even something as protecting their product against confusion is something that's legitimate given that people with trademarks can do relatively the same thing.
Everything else regarding your argument about innovation I'm not even going to respond to because I'm not even talking about that only you are.
Why do we keep referring to it as "polycarbonate?" It's colored plastic.
Nokia (and you) essentially argue that Nokia invented color plastic phones and that anybody else who makes them is copying them. It's absurd. Color plastic is NOT an innovation! Get over it!
Whatever, I'm just using the term that's floating around and I'm sure it's only stated for accuracy of the material.
I highly doubt Nokia is arguing they invented colored plastic phone or calling it an innovation. Likewise I am not either. Only you are.
I have never claimed that nor implied that Nokia invented colored plastic phones.
The only reason I speak at all in threads like this is because I'm trying to bring a little insight into inane reasoning and conclusions like yours that clearly have a bias against Nokia.
Not to mention that they contain the strangest things to nitpick and rant over. I have no idea why you think Nokia is suddenly the bad guy nor do I really care. If anyone should get over it clearly appears to be you
; the majority of your posts are bashing Nokia.
The only thing I need to get over is posts similar to yours and oh I'm doing just that after this post.
Have fun going at it buddy :lol: