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Re: The iPhone SDK and free software: not a match

Posted by: Anonymous [ip: 76.221.114.209] on April 16, 2008 09:48 PM
Riiiiight ... that's why those mobile phones and PDAs completely captured the market two years ago and later on the iPhone didn't sell a few million units for a few hundred bucks each. More tellingly, that's exactly why right now you're criticizing the manufacturers of THOSE phones and PDAs for releasing their SDK's under non-GPLv3 terms while totally ignoring Apple's SDK, isn't it?
Just show me one phone/pda from two years ago that incorporates wi-fi, bluetooth, touchscreen, accelerometers AND software that properly, flawlessly integrates them in an overall very pleasant experience for the user; it has to be audio/video capable, matching the dimensions of the iPhone/iTouch (big screen, small package, lightweight) and with at least the same battery life. Here is a hint for you: you won't find a similar device in production by an Apple competitor even now, or even a couple of years from now.

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