Last Updated: Apr 05,2010
Apple Warned Handset Makers of Future Lawsuits, Says Analyst
What do you guys think?
I'll suit them!
OMG another phone has multi-touch....off with their heads
I can't wait until Apple awakens the Google beast and pisses them off. Google will ensure that the iPhone is buried in less than 3 years.
Well, there was China.
You mean Japan?
I was referring to Google getting kicked out.. I mean leaving China over the censorship dispute.
Google pretty much didn't have a choice about leaving China, them being a soverign nation and all. But at least they stood up to them and said they weren't gonna change a damn thing. Not even the U.S. gov't stands up to China anymore.
And then that great big green lizard with radioactive breath trounced their cities right? Man I have to start paying attention to the news...
You do, yes.
Quick update, Rodan prevailed, but not until most of the miniature version of Tokyo was destroyed.
Heck of a battle.
The power of HTC and Google teaming up together against Apple would be a great fight. I'd love to see Google stand up and join HTC in Bitch-Smacking Mr. Steve Jobs. And u can bet Bill Gates will join in if he thinks there is a chance of beating Apple at anything. I'm tired of seeing Apple set the rules for all cell manufactures world-wide.
Sorry, thought you were referring to the whole WWII waking a sleeping giant reference in truelove's post.
MY initial reaction is that Apple is making a mistake by filing lawsuits here. So far their competitors have been Bill Gatesing the iPhone, which only promotes stagnation among Apple's competitors. This isn't the same world it was when Microsoft nearly destroyed Macintosh by emulating their products.
What I would expect to come from this is the following:
1, a lot of press for Apple (which I suspect is their real goal) as well as HTC and Google.
2, following the old saying that necessity is the mother of invention, Apple's competitors, no longer willing and or able to openly copy Apple, will come up with better ways of doing things.
3, Apple will then be forced to work harder to compete, and so on.
4, flying cars.
So, I say we cheer Apple on. This will probably end up benefiting end users before too long.
im torn...i think this will make itards head bigger with that "everyone trying to make a knock-off iphone" thing. they look at the body of the phone i look at the os. as a business man...u have to use leverage at times with your competition. particularly if u feel they are making "knock offs" of your product. TBD, i cant hate apple for doing it...but i will hate them if they interfere with my HTC droids shipping state side!
which looks inevitable...so FU apple!
No, I took the analogy to Google/China.
It seemed hilarious when I typed it.
The goof who came in and said, "lol priceless" was three steps back, you were only one.
I don't understand what this whole battle between iPhone and Android is. I've owned both and like them equally. IMO, the only thing my Eris does better is customization/personalization. I've had my Eris freeze more times in my few months of ownership than I have had my first gen iPhone. I got it when It first came out and have had it jailbroken/unlocked.
You guys complain too much
Since Google and Apple are my two favorite tech companies this is definitely a painful domestic dispute for me. I'm afraid to plug my phone into my MBP because I'm afraid a software update will cause one to eat the other!
Although, you've gotta admit that the HTC Legend has ripped off Apple style in a HUGE way... which is exactly why I want one.
Most posts about that are more tongue-in-cheek, semi-serious funzy type of stuff, I think.
All I know from experience with my kid's iPhone is that the device does have a bit of a cult following, more-so than the BBs.
Perhaps some Android users are heading in that direction?
The ONLY thing I hate about BB and iPhone is that they used to be really expensive phones. Kind of like a status thing. Now they're so cheap anyone can buy them. Android users is still relatively small. I hope it stays that way.
Why would you want that? More users means more development, more updates, more features, more apps and better phones. I would buy one for everyone I ever meet if I could afford it.
Because I hate seeing people with phones who know absolutely nothing about them. I deal with people like that all the time. If people are genuinely interested in the phone they should buy it. That's how the iPhone used to be. It was more for business people and and people interested in the way the phone works and etc. The BlackBerry also used to be that way minus the hackers part. Now it's just like "Hey, I have an iPhone. I'm so cool. But I know crap about it." It's really annoying.
I agree. A big reason I bought an Eris is that it has the word Droid in its name. With the attention the real Droid was (is still getting), I figured it would be popular and be supported by the maker and developers.
Turns out I was pretty right. WE're anticipating our third OTA update already, and the programming language is still pretty popular alternative to those who either don't want or can't practically get an iPhone.
The admittedly dishonest name this phone was given was a clever marketing move, illustrating that under- handed popularity often leads to well deserved notoriety.
If this phone wasn't selling well, we wouldn't have 2.1 to enjoy or look forward to, for one.
another side of this is...it could lead manufacturers to rush all the droid phones they have that are ready to launch out faster!
sony x10, supersonic, n1 on verizon, legend, desire, i got my eye on you!!
i know my next android phone will be the one i have for a couple years...it has to be 1ghz +...
im kind of bummed about all this to be honest.
I HATE U APPLE!!
That's like Mercedes suing Ford for building four wheeled vehicles. Many (all?) of those patent complaints by Apple are very general.
Smartphones are becoming more and more popular with the average cell user and nothing is going to stop that. You can blame the iPhone. Personally I think it is great. The advancements that we are seeing now are due to the popularity that phones like the iPhone, curve and storm got. If only geeks used them we would all still be using palm treos and the would still be slow. We wouldn't have 3g or be waiting on 4g. You also wouldn't have music on the phone or a way to watch YouTube.
We are not the target market and we never will be. The targets are the people that can't use their phone and use very little data, but want to download useless crap and have the latest toy every few months. The cell industry makes a fortune off of that group.
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