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Apple wants Prevail Banned.General

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  1. canyonbreeze

    canyonbreeze Member

    From: Apple lists 8 Samsung products it wants banned

    Apple submitted the list after a jury found Samsung copied the iPhone and iPad in creating and marketing the products.
    The products are:

    Galaxy S 4G
    Galaxy S2 AT&T
    Galaxy S2
    Galaxy S2 T-Mobile
    Galaxy S2 Epic 4G
    Galaxy S Showcase
    Droid Charge
    Galaxy Prevail

    A judge will decide the issue later.

  2. adaaaam

    adaaaam Well-Known Member

    Of all the above mentioned phones, the Galaxy Prevail resembles an iPhone closest in bevel and screen size, yet it's the least powerful of them all, but I heard it's Samsung's most successfully sold phone, so it'll be an interesting decision
  3. Joelgp83

    Joelgp83 Well-Known Member

    So, if it gets banned, and therefore becomes illegal to sell in the United States, does that mean those of us who have a prevail can be charged with possession of illegal contraband?;)
  4. tube517

    tube517 Well-Known Member Contributor

    Droid Charge is so similar to the iPhone I get confused. (no sarcasm smilie to insert here)
  5. creed10

    creed10 Well-Known Member

    Apple just needs to chill out... We're all humans, and we all have similar ideas. I mean IS THAT NOT WHAT STEVE JOBS DID WHEN HE "REINVENTED" THE MP3 PLAYER, HOME COMPUTER, AND MOBILE PHONE? Yes, he did tweak lots of things about them, but he still got them from other people's ideas!!
  6. Rarewolf

    Rarewolf Well-Known Member

    I think all this is crap from apple.
    They can't make anything great to save themselves. So its plan Z for them.
    firefighterwhi and creed10 like this.
  7. Telecommando

    Telecommando Active Member

    It will be quite interesting to see how this all plays out.

    Especially since Samsung makes most of the chips for Apple's iPhones and iPads.

    (Anyone else thinking mysterious production line problems and chip shortages are in Apple's future?)
  8. palmtree5

    palmtree5 Sunny Vacation Supporter! Moderator

    IMO this is ridiculous! There are gonna be similarities between various devices (and apps). Why are they blowing this out of proportion?
  9. Lordvincent 90

    Lordvincent 90 ▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓ Guide

    I can think of about 1.05 billion reasons... :banghead::banghead::banghead::mad::(
  10. palmtree5

    palmtree5 Sunny Vacation Supporter! Moderator

  11. adaaaam

    adaaaam Well-Known Member

    Many may despise Apple for suing Samsung but the fact is a jury of peers decided that Samsung did indeed infringe on Apple's patented properties, so as an end result, Samsung's most infringing products need to come off the shelves, as decided by a jury. So hate and question the jury of nine's unanimous decision if anything, don't hate Apple for following the leagl system and being smart enough to legally patent their designs when there was no Android to speak of in the first place, in preparation for a scenario like a co. like Samsung copying its iPhone

    Apple's already excluding YouTube from being pre-installed on iPhones, and developed their own version of Maps (Google's versions are downloadable from App Store), so they're distancing themselves from Google and relying more on various companies for apps and services like Facebook and Twitter. So they're copying Google's approach of divesting their interest into many eggs so that when a partner like Samsung or Google goes sour their world isn't rocked upside down
  12. kolosus

    kolosus Well-Known Member

    Ha ha. Lordvincent. That was funny.

    I'll give up my Prevail when they pry it from my cold dead hands. I might have a bunch of fancier phones but I have a lot of love for my Prevail. I stopped using it quite some time ago but it is still somewhere safe. I cant tell you where some of the phones that I have at my house are (I have more phones than fingers) but I can tell you where my Prevail is.

    On a side note. If it does get banned does putting it up on Craigslist make one a criminal?
  13. Joelgp83

    Joelgp83 Well-Known Member

    That's what I was asking! I can see the headlines now:

    :secruity::vollkommenauf: :banghead:
  14. kevincott

    kevincott Well-Known Member Contributor

    I am guessing you are joking, but

    Our Prevails' are part of the awarded judgement so are accounted for and cannot be banned, only sales of new Prevails might be banned.
  15. adaaaam

    adaaaam Well-Known Member

    My guess is if Apple is awarded a sales ban on Prevails then Samsung will not be allowed to sell it to carriers and retailers in America, carriers and retailers would not be allowed to sell beyond what's in stock to consumers, and consumers will be able to freely barter swap trade in the secondhand market
  16. Joelgp83

    Joelgp83 Well-Known Member

    Indeed I was joking.....I'd highly doubt they're gonna come knockin' door to door to remove the already-sold "offending" phones.

    Regardless, this WILL have implacations on Boost's image and advertising. From what I know, Boost has the Prevail as its budget Android phone. With it gone, the next available phone is the Transform Ultra, which is a mid-tier phone.

    Boost essentially can no longer say they have an option for those people on an extreme budget who wanted a smartphone. That's gotta effect their bottom-line in one way or another.
  17. Lordvincent 90

    Lordvincent 90 ▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓ Guide

    What about the new waterproof one? $130 sounds like a budget model to me;)
  18. kevincott

    kevincott Well-Known Member Contributor

    I believe I read that it cannot be rooted.
  19. Lordvincent 90

    Lordvincent 90 ▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓ Guide

    So. That had nothing to do with the majority of consumers' decision when it comes to phones. If it did, Apple would be extinct :rolleyes:

    You give people too much credit :p
  20. vce2005

    vce2005 Well-Known Member

    Yup, read that post from Shabbypenguin too why the Hydro will not be rooted !! Here is Shabby's post :

    lol let me start off by saying hroark already returned his hydro ;P

    its sig checking kernel and recovery at boot aka until you bypass it you arent getting a custom kernel or recovery. no fastboot, no root, nada :(

    until the next big android exploit comes out (think rageagainstthecage, or gingerbreak, or even zergrush...) there is not going to be much in the root department.

    in all honesty you might wanna post this info over on the subforums for them so any potential buyers are forewarned ;)
  21. Topken

    Topken Well-Known Member

    The prevail was found to not infringe on the design patents only some software ones which should be fixable with an update which means that they is going to be another update in our future. But since I am rooted and using CTMod I dont have to worry about updates. As for the jury they completely skipped over the patent disscussion according to the jury foreman and if you watch the interview with him ypou will see that he has no idea what the **** he is talking about when it comes to technology patents.
  22. kolosus

    kolosus Well-Known Member

    Got a link Topken?
  23. Topken

    Topken Well-Known Member

    Here you go a post on the main site with a chart of what devices infringe on what patents and as you can see the prevail infringes on some utility patents and zero design patents

    Apple files to have 8 Samsung phones banned in the US, including most of the Galaxy S2 line

    I will also get a link to the interview I was referring to.

    I would assume that the utility patents are all software related meaning they can be fixed with an update to our little phone.

    And heres a link to the video I was talking about

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  24. kolosus

    kolosus Well-Known Member

  25. Topken

    Topken Well-Known Member

    Kolosus whats wrong with the video I linked to it works perfectly fine here.

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