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Having won consecutive injunctions against both Samsung and HTC, iPhone and iPad maker Apple seemed to be rolling in victory. Things came to an abrupt end when London High Court Christopher Floyd sided against Apple.
The court ruled 3 of the 4 Apple patents as invalid. Apple was also defending its touch-screen technology patent, but the court ruled that HTC was not infringing on Apple’s touch-screen patent.
HTC’s win comes as a damper to Apple’s string of legal wins…many against Motorola and some even versus Microsoft. Too often Cupertino is guilty of pursuing trivial issues in its legal battles and this case is just one example.
Apple is expected to continue its legal wars against Motorola, Microsoft, HTC, and Samsung. So far, the results from these wars have been less than positive… and amounting too little results.
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Posted in Lawsuits, Microsoft, News, Tech News
Tagged Apple, HTC, HTC Corporation, iPhone, IPhone 4, Law, Lawsuits, Legal Battles, Microsoft, Motorola, News, Phones, Samsung, Smartphones
Apple and Samsung are locked in a very fiery patent battle. The story goes that Samsung has deliberately copied patented iPhone designs and looks; Apple is none too pleased. the Cupertino company had filed a 38 page complaint, but recently Apple deems Samsung has engaged in copycat behavior- what did Apple do?
It doubled it’s complaint to 63 pages!A very distressed Apple stated: “[Samsung's] products … blatantly imitate the appearance of Apple’s products to capitalize on Apple’s success,” Apple says in the complaint, which now weighs in at an impressive 63 pages, up from its original 38. “The copying has been widely observed in the industry and has been mentioned in multiple articles reviewing Samsung products.”“While the iPhone was an instant success, there was nothing instant about the design process,” the complaint reads. “Over the course of several years, Apple had teams of people working on developing each aspect of the design of the phone itself — the shape of the phone, the materials used, and the size and placement of the mask that frames the screen — as well as the Multi-Touch user interface, to make a product that looked and felt entirely different from prior phones on the market. The end result was a very clean shape for the phone, with an entirely flat glass panel for the front, gently rounded corners and integrated casing, and intuitive touch features. Before Apple’s introduction of the first iPhone product, no other company was offering a phone with these features.”
Bottom line: expect these two heavy-weight companies to slug it out…to be continued..
Posted in Updates, Windows Phone 7
Tagged Apple, Designs, iPhone, Lawsuits, Microsoft, News, Patents, Samsung, Samsung vs.Apple, Smartphones, Updates
Microsoft’s Windows Phone 7 now has added the Evernote App that you iPhone users know and love. The famous note-taking app has garnered stellar ratings while it’s stay on Apple’s phone. it is now available in the Marketplace for download.
Below is an image of it’s appearance on Redmond’s platform.
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To be frank and honest – carriers are indeed evil. Microsoft is experiencing this fact the hard way… iPhone and Android are being lauded by carriers at WP7’s expense. Granted, Microsoft has yet to dominate the smartphone market; nevertheless, in a recent undercover study conducted by PC Magazine, Windows Phone 7 handsets were so scarce ( only one was on display) and so shameful ( the device screen was broken), that it is no wonder why customer never get to enjoy the integrated experience that many WP7 users insist Microsoft faithfully delivers. One question that may be going about is why the carriers are evil..here are three reasons.
1. Carriers are only paid when users upgrade phones( For Windows Phone 7, this means that WP7 updates never come because carriers want you to upgrade to a new phone and plan… not stick to a platform that promising updates. This of course is the reason why WP7 users never got their NoDo updates and may never get the Mango update. Carriers want you to upgrade not update)
2. Carriers are only interested in top smartphone markets ( they will shame the rest…For Windows Phone, this is not good news( as it has already experienced) The time will come when Android and iPhone suffer their “carrier shame”..yet many analysts predict in 2015 the story will reverse resulting in WP7 at the top of the pack..)
3. Carriers want you to upgrade as frequently as possible( For Windows Phone 7, this means very short, expensive plans that cause you to grow tired of a plan and a phone platform, resulting in the “carrier’s wish”: your ignorant purchase of a yet another expensive plan and expensive platform. Thus, WP7 users, will not always remain faithful to the platform because of the carrier’s insistence to change their phone monthly.)
Bottom line: Carriers are plain evil.. they care very little about users and more about the green paper they carry in their wallets. As for WP7, Microsoft should exercise more dominance over the carriers( like Apple exercised over AT&T), to ensure that updates ( Mango!.. anyone?) will be released when Redmond says it will be released. Otherwise, carriers will always block the updates…forever!!
Posted in Mango, Microsoft, Updates, Windows Phone 7
Tagged Android, Apple, AT&T, Content, iPhone, Mango, Mango Update, Microsoft, NoDo, PC Magazine, Smart Phones, Smartphones, Sofware, Sprint, T-Mobile, Updates, Verizon, Windows Phone, Windows Phone 7