Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 14th Mar 2010 15:12 UTC
Legal It's no secret to anyone that while Apple sued HTC, the lawsuit is more about Google than HTC itself. Since Android is open source, and owned by no one, it's kind of hard to go after Google itself, and as such, HTC was the prime target, since it is the number one Android smartphone maker. The New York Times has an in-depth article up about the subject, with a whole boatload of quotes from people within the two companies, and it paints a picture of all this being a highly emotional and personal vendetta - especially from Apple's side.
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RE: It's about marketing reach
by ricegf on Mon 15th Mar 2010 13:56 UTC in reply to "It's about marketing reach"
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Palm invented (and patented) many of the iPhone's basic operating concepts while creating the inimitable Treo. That's one reason why, when Jobs first threatened to sue Palm over WebOS and they responded with brilliant understatement, "We have a few patents, too", Apple backed down. (Another, of course, is that WebOS hasn't taken off in the way that Android has.)

Apple is on thin ice here. If Palm gets desperate and sues Apple over the iPhone, coupled with Nokia's existing patents suits for their extensive holdings based on Symbian, Apple could lose more in the courts than they would ever have lost in the marketplace.

Wouldn't an iPhone 2 with decent screen resolution, microSD support, a removable battery, and multitasking been a better investment than a lawsuit?

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