[citation][nom]neon neophyte[/nom]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LG_Prada"It was the first mobile phone with a capacitive touchscreen."Have a nice day.edit: no one is saying apple doesnt sell. everyone is saying apple creates nothing and patents everything.if i create the first flying car, it is me that should hold the patents... not honda. if honda just copies my car and sells it en masse, i should get paid huge for it.this is what inspires new things, creativity. not just copying someone elses work, selling lots of it and patenting it.[/citation]
You're right, it came out 1 month before the original iPhone.
Too bad no one even knows this phone, it did not usher in the finger touch smartphone era, even though it was ~30 days to market before the iPhone.
No one believes it was the LG Prada not the iPhone that causes the massive expansion of mobile apps. No one believes it was the LG Prade that made manufacturers like Samsung to overhaul their product lineup.
You're right, Prada was announced in Dec. 2006, iPhone Jan 2007, Prada released May 2007, iPhone June 2007. The entire sector changed due to the iPhone not the Prada, the Prada is an obscure footnote. Even LG's attempt to sue Apple had no basis since Apple showed they had plans for their finger touch smartphone in 2004.
Samsung's internal e-mails even showed they were fixated on making products similar to compete with the iPhone, even discusses the iPhone design and UI, the Prada and its 1 million sales in 6 quarters pales in comparison to the iPhone's.
The iPhone set the market, set the trend, made competitors change their lineups.
Even if the Prada came out 1 month before, my statement:
And it was a fingertouch smarthpone and now every company has copied that idea since they became successful.
Still holds true. No one cared to follow LG's footsteps, it was the success of Apple's iPhone that changed manufacturers to venture into touch smartphones.
Even RIM with their crappy first touch smartphone came out due to the success of Apple's iPhone, not the LG Prada.
Carriers fought to get the exclusive deals for the iPhone not the Prada. Google focused its efforts with Android to rival Apple's iOS not LG Prada's OS, not BB-OS, not Symbian, not Bada.
Honestly, if you think all the manufacturers copied the LG Prada not the iPhone that's your prerogative.
Apple changed the game with the iPhone and the iPad. No other cell phone manufacturer had as much impact in the market, consumers and society since.