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: Comment by JeffS
by mkone on Wed 3rd Mar 2010 22:21 UTC in reply to "Comment by JeffS"
mkone
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Apple truly is playing with fire, and they are going to get burned. I'm sure Google has an arsenal of patents, and Google is not going to like this latest idiocy one single bit. Not to mention HTC might counter sue with it's own patents. Let's not forget other Android partners (Motorola, others), all of whom have big patent portfolios. And oh yeah, Apple's already in patent war phone giant Nokia.

Apple's going to start a full on Armageddon patent war against all the other players in in the smart phone market, and get crushed in the process.

I think this really shows major weakness on Apple's part. They are now officially worried about competing, since they evidently can't innovate anymore - just look at the iPad, a worthless, pointless, overpriced, piece of crap, joke of a product.

Also look at iPhone competing products - Droid, Nexus One, etc, which blow iPhone out of the water in terms of features, performance, quality, and price.

Steve Jobs' mojo is now gone. He and Apple can't innovate anymore, so he's going to try to stop his competitors through the courts. Good luck with that, buddy.


And you got this without using the product at all. I wouldn't trust geeks with predicting what will be popular. Geeks hated the original iMac, thought very little of the iPod and wrote off the iPhone. All incredibly successful products. Geeks also loved the Apple Newton!

So when did Steve's mojo go. Yesterday? The company that has recently had record profits, record revenues and record sales. I think he still has his mojo and he is allowed to make a few errors before anyone is entitled to call him 'over the hill'.

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RE[2]: Comment by JeffS
by JeffS on Wed 3rd Mar 2010 23:38 in reply to "RE: Comment by JeffS"
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2005-07-12



And you got this without using the product at all. I wouldn't trust geeks with predicting what will be popular. Geeks hated the original iMac, thought very little of the iPod and wrote off the iPhone. All incredibly successful products. Geeks also loved the Apple Newton!

So when did Steve's mojo go. Yesterday? The company that has recently had record profits, record revenues and record sales. I think he still has his mojo and he is allowed to make a few errors before anyone is entitled to call him 'over the hill'.


The record profits were due to changes in accounting/reporting, which Apple admitted (but only under the covers), and the stock analysts were quick to point out.

And sorry, the iPad simply underwhelms - it's simply an iPod Touch that's bigger (and more expensive). It lacks multi-tasking (seriously? really? yagottabekidding!), has minimal storage, doesn't support flash, and on and on. For it's form factor, you might as well get a Netbook, and get much, much, much more for much less money. Really, some the Netbooks coming out are pretty well powered machines. Or you might as well go the other way and get the more portable iPod Touch.

But I digress, that's a topic that's been discussed to death. Long story short, the general public, including even the Apple cult, reacted with a collective yawn, in spite of the hype.

And yes, I've been shopping around for a smart phone, and looked at what friends and coworkers have, and of the ones I've seen (Blackberry, Android based devices, iPhone) the most unimpressive is the iPhone.

Sorry, but the coolness is fading.

And this lawsuit is very strong evidence of that. Apple is afraid, no terrified, of Android.

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