Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 7th Oct 2010 09:35 UTC, submitted by lemur2
Legal And so, the idiocy in the mobile industry continues. Motorola has just upped the ante in this already ridiculous spider web of lawsuits by suing the pants off Apple. Eighteen patents are involved, most of which seem to be actual hardware patents, but that doesn't make some of them any less obvious (apparently, you can patent the location of your antenna). Anywho, like Nokia, Motorola claims that Apple is unwilling to license Motorola's patents, and as such, suing was the only option.
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RE[2]: Safer?
by UltraZelda64 on Fri 8th Oct 2010 02:21 UTC in reply to "RE: Safer?"
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I don't think hands free shouldn't get anyone out of trouble. They still have to reach for the phone, wherever they have it sitting, to begin or end a call. And getting too focused on a conversation, especially when trying extra hard just to hear the person on the other side of the line with an earpiece and road noises outside, can be downright dangerous. "Hands-free" is a little bit better than holding the phone (you have two hands while talking at least), but still not good enough. IMO, cell phones should just not be used in cars, especially by the driver, when the car is not in park. Any law against it, I won't argue: I'll never be seen driving with a phone in my hand.

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