Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 2nd Mar 2010 17:19 UTC
Legal In a statement released today, Apple announced it is suing HTC, claiming the Taiwanese phone maker infringed upon 20 of Cupertino's patents related to the iPhone. After Nokia and Apple suing one another a number of times over the past couple of months, this is the next high-profile patent lawsuit in the mobile phones business. Engadget has the filings, and it seems that Apple wants to avoid angering Microsoft, but has no qualms about taking on Google. Update: Engadget analyses every single patent in the claim.
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RE[3]: uggg
by poundsmack on Wed 3rd Mar 2010 17:33 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: uggg"
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"Um, if multi-touch was so obvious and existed 20 years prior, then why oh why wouldnt all the smart phone vendors that for years had users navigating phones with jog wheels and sticks have used it."

Following your line of logic, here are a few others things we should be using instead of existing tech regardless of limitations that make it practical at the time:

1). They have nuclear powered submarines, why is my nuclear powered laptop?

2). OLED has existed for a while now, where is my 52 inch OLED tv?

3). I take vitamins in pill form that have most of the nutrients I need for a day in one serving. Why isn't all my food in pill form?

4). I have a universal remote and it can control all the devices in my house. When I go outside some times the sun hurts my eyes. Where is my universal remote for adjusting the physical properties of the world around me with mere button clicks?

...i was going to go on and on and on but you get the point. Just because a tech exists doesn't mean it would be simple to implement or practical to implement. It's just the way it is. otherwise we would have have fiber based internet to our houses, graphine would have replaced silicon, and quantum computers would be our overlords and force us to build mighty pyramids to ensure future generations of human slaves know whos boss....

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