Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 31st Mar 2010 21:55 UTC
Legal I guess this is what some people would call "karma". Apple may shout off the rooftops that it invented multitouch, and that anyone else using it is clearly stealing it from them - but another company has taken offence to that, and has slapped the Cupertino giant with a patent infringement suit over multitouch.
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RE[7]: Good news? - Dell
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Fri 2nd Apr 2010 07:54 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: Good news? - Dell"
Bill Shooter of Bul
Member since:
2006-07-14

What the hell? I didn't say Dell was a quality system vendor. Plus, that has nothing to do with the price of tea in Australia.

Lets suppose Dell is a quality system vendor. By your axium nothing they do could be a bad thing?

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RE[8]: Good news? - sarcasm
by jabbotts on Mon 5th Apr 2010 19:33 in reply to "RE[7]: Good news? - Dell"
jabbotts Member since:
2007-09-06

I should have made it more clear. Original comment was that Dell also ships a notebook with a non-replaceable battery then someone should not be so quick to criticize Apple for devices without replacable batteries.

My point was that if a quality vendor like Dell does it also, how could anyone find reason to complain about non-repleacable batteries in mobile devices. The sarcasm was in "quality vendor like Dell" encase it's not more evident in this second post.

In plain words, a second, third or fourth vendor shipping mobile devices without replaceable batteries does not justify or reduce the validity of criticism in Apple or those other vendors. Battery technology is simply not advanced enough for the power storage outlasting the rest of the device. Shipping it back for battery replacement under warranty is also not a long term solution.

To add some; it's also a security risk. It's already been shown that devices "powered off" but with batteries in place can be remotely activated. At higher security levels, one is required to remove the battery and place it beside the mobile device on the table in front of them during meetings. While most won't be privy to such high-security experiences; it does demonstrate that remote power-on is a real potential risk.

I wouldn't suggest letting Apple off the hook because there is a second vendor who's done similar designs. I also wouldn't suggest everyone focus on Apple and ignore the other vendors; they should all be questioned for delivering such a shoddy design as to include consumable components like batteries in a user non-repleacable/removable way.

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