The Apple-Samsung verdict will have lasting consequences in the consumer tech field. Shelley Palmer of MediaBizBloggers.com lays out the good (patent protection), the bad (fewer consumer options), and the sad (an uncertain future for tablet innovation).
Earlier this week Techonomy’s David Kirkpatrick told Bloomberg TV that the verdict shouldn’t threaten overall innovation, but the Android ecosystem could be paralyzed. No one really knows if other Android devices are next on Apple’s legal crusade. An uncertain future will encourage phone and tablet makers to make a choice, says Palmer: “innovate or die!”