HP webOS vs. Blackberry Ripoff: SMACKDOWN

Blackberry basically just copied webOS when it built its new "Blackberry OS." It handles multiple concurrent applications using a card view and allows you to shut down unwanted apps by swiping them off the screen, a multitasking implementation that exhibits "uncanny similarities" in HP's eyes to its own TouchPad tablet.

What does Palm/webOS say? "keep innovating, we'll keep honing and those guys hopefully will continue to see the value in it and keep following us by about a year." Oh yeah, throw down!

RIM's response, as espoused by Jeff McDowell, has been to say that "when you're trying to optimize user experience that juggles multitasking, multiple apps open at once and on a small screen, you're going to get people landing on similar kinds of designs." So, a little bit of a complement here, but sorry, this is not the 1700's, plagiarism is plagiarism RIM, and you ripped of Palm completely.

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