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Finally! No more iphones!!

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by cableguynoe, May 12, 2010.

  1. cableguynoe

    cableguynoe Well-Known Member
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  2. Kelmar

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    For those of us too lazy to click and read...

    BTW, your title is very misleading....

     
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  3. John58543

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    And the pissing contest begins
     
  4. yeahright

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    Mind shortening that a little more ;) too much to read lmao.

    Yea i saw that on Engadget a little bit ago I thought it was pretty funny. Soon enough all phone companies will shut each other down. Bring back the land lines!
     
  5. DFA1

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    So how did Apple steal HTC's stuff? I know Apple claim HTC took their "unlock" swipe method
     
  6. alprazolam

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    Allow me to give you a translated, shortened version:

    In March, when Apple launched its action, co-founder Steve Jobs put out a statement which said: "We can sit by and watch competitors steal our patented inventions, or we can do something about it.
    "We've decided to do something about it."

    Translation: We are about to get our asses whipped through good old competition, so now we have to take it to the courts.

    "We are taking this action against Apple to protect our intellectual property, our industrial partners, and most importantly our customers that use HTC phones," said Jason Mackenzie, HTC's vice president for North America.

    Translation: Yes, we are gonna whip your ass but you're not gonna try to cheat us out of money in your desperation cry.
     
  7. gruss

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    Oh how the fanbois will cry. I heard one crying that Nokia couldn't possibly have a lawsuit since the iPhone is so advanced. What do you call an iPhone that can't make a call? Oh wait we call them iPhones, but really its all ridiculous.
     
  8. lilbballer27

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    " it is highly unlikely anyone will be shut out of the market."

    I dont see how this article means no more iPhone i read the whole thing but really didnt see where the production was shut down or halted anywhere.
     
  9. jps

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    nice use of that period at the end of that big ole sentence. ;)
     
  10. cableguynoe

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    i guess the title is misleading, lol.

    I just thought this article was both amuzing and interesting and wanted to share it.
    I was going to post a few comments after the link, but i got trigger happy on my eris.
     
  11. lilbballer27

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    Lol oh yes my english teacher was very proud of my ability to write such long sentences! Said I was best in the class at it haha


    Very misleading title lol, but none the less interesting article. Would love to see the iPhone disappear though.
     
  12. DFA1

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    still... anyone know why HTC is sueing them?
     
  13. lilbballer27

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    Said in the article for infringing on their patents they have.
     
  14. EricB

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    I for one don't want to see either the iPhone disappear or HTC or Android phones. Competition between companies only makes better products, and we, the consumers, are the winners. I want to see the next gen iPhone come out and be the most kicka$$ thing yet, then Android come out with something else that's 1000 times better, like they've done with the Moto Droid, Incredible, Eris, Hero, etc. The best thing Android has going for it is a multitude of different phones and carriers, something the iPhone will never have. Carriers, maybe. Different style phones, nope. This coming from a person who will never own any computer other than a Mac.
     
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  15. mountaineerndixie

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    The best defense is a good offense.....
     
  16. alprazolam

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    Well said. If not for Apple, we may not be in the heated battle to have a good smartphone. They really set the bar for what we all enjoy now. I don't like Apple as a company, but I appreciate the competition and I've used their stuff in the past.

    +1
     
  17. MOS95B

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    You sue me?? Nooo!!! I sue you!! Take that!!

    My lawsuit(e) can beat up your lawsuit(e)...

    Mine's bigger than yours....

    etc.......
     
  18. jayjay1122

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    I'll be where I'm at!
    Legal action like this has been going on behind the scenes since technology has been around, it's just that it is so "out in the open" now...

    It's all white noise to me now.
     
  19. byteware

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    Nokia already has the ITC investigating whether to ban imports of i(pods,phones, pads) based on patent infringement.

    Most cell phone companies realize that they infringe on each other's patents. However, Apple is trying to use patents to shut rivals down.

    Some of Nokia's patents are basics of cellphone/data operations. There is no known way that Apple can get around them, and once the investigation is complete, they will likely be banned from being imported to the US.

    Apple and Nokia were in talks about licensing the technology, but Apple refused Nokia's terms.

    HTC won't have the chance to stop Apple imports if Nokia's ITC complaint gets processed first.
     
  20. ballisticn8

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    As much as I truly believe that the iphone jump started the true modern smart phone development and that competition is the greatest thing for consumers because we will only get faster and better toys, er, I mean tools, I think Steve Jobs has turned into the biggest douche bag in the world and would love to see his crown jewel flop and get shut down... :D

    Bye bye iphone, bye bye ipod, i mean, itouch, bye bye ipad, and a big middle finger to Steve Jobs for becoming the new MS.
     
  21. Snow_Fox

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    God.. I hate this kind of crap :/

    The patent system seems completely useless to begin with...

    "I HAD THIS IDEA"

    "NO YOU DIDN'T I DID!"
     
  22. KlaymenDK

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    It appears to me that HTC are actually not counter-suing Apple (over-eager journalism strikes again), but rather "just" complaining to the US International Trade Commission. It's by all measures a cheaper and far more tooth-less option a lawsuit. :cool: Apple seems unimpressed.

    But it's a hairy situation in any case, and one that (yet again) only goes to show how bad software patents are. :rolleyes:
     
  23. Snow_Fox

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    You know.. I have a feeling if apple gets their way.. they will pretty much push everyone else out of the smartphone market.. Not by actually out selling them..

    But, just by attaining a legal monopoly..
     
  24. NYCHitman1

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    iPhone sucks.. kthxbai
     
  25. byteware

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    I'm not sure toothless is a good description of what's going on.

    The ITC can ban imports/exports of the iPhone/iPod/iPad. That's nothing to sneeze at.
     

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