NYT: ‘After Apple-Samsung Verdict, Concern About Innovation’

Nick Wingfield, writing for the NYT on the aftermath of Apple’s courtroom victory over Samsung:

Consider the case of Windows Phone, Microsoft’s operating system for smartphones, which looks almost nothing like the Apple software for iPhones and iPads. Reviewers have praised Windows Phone for its fresh, distinctive design, with bold typography and a tile system for using phone functions.

But the phones, including the Lumia 900 from Nokia, have not sold well.

How is that something to consider here? If Wingfield’s argument is that Windows Phones are not selling well simply because they’re different from the iPhone, and that the only way to succeed is to be like the iPhone, isn’t that an argument against innovation?

Monday, 27 August 2012