Huawei are one of the biggest telecommunications equipment companies in the world. They are huge in China although their kit is used the world over. Chances are if you are a BT Broadband customer you are using modems build by them. Huawei make no bones about their desire to become one of the biggest smartphone manufacturers in the world, and a couple of years ago they started their assault on the European market. I reviewed the G300 and found it to be a stunning budget range phone. The Huawei Read more [...]
Oh how we love the tit-for-tat world of patent litigation. A German court has granted an injunction against Apple for infringement of Motorola patents, on Friday as reported by Engadget. This represents a reversal of sorts as Apple has tended to to have most of the luck in the courts so far, following their injunction over Samsung. According to Apple, this is merely a procedural issue and does not translate to a real world ban of iProducts for sale in Germany. Via http://pulse.me/s/2QXR3 (which Read more [...]
Steve Jobs hated Android. Obviously giving consumers a choice rattled him.
Reuters reports that Samsung is getting its act together and issuing phone software updates to Android devices that have incurred the wrath of Apple via the European courts. A Dutch court ruled that only one of many Apple patents had actually been breached in August, and subsequently imposed a sales ban on the Galaxy S, S II and Ace smart phones. All other claims were dismissed but Samsung would be forced to comply with the sales ban after the October 14 deadline. Although a date Read more [...]
The mainstream media should think twice about paying attention to bloggers with opinions.
Apple has successfully applied for an injunction against Samsung over the Galaxy Tab ahead of the IFA trade fair in Berlin. The injunction prevents the sale of the tablet until September 9, when the decision over the intellectual property infringement is heard. However, the ban only applies to Germany due to legal insecurities surrounding the jurisdiction of the court. The Guardian article gives an overview of the whole sorry saga and seems to indicate that the judgment is far more problematic for Read more [...]
Google are riding in on their white horse+ to avert the impending injunction handed out by a Dutch court on Wednesday and brought on by Apple’s litigation. Mountain View are issuing a software update for all Android 2.1 devices in the Galaxy class of Samsung smart phones. The update is currently in progress and due to arrive in the next few days. The patent dispute affects only the gallery application which is one of the areas that Samsung didn’t fiddle with as part of their TouchWiz user interface Read more [...]
Engadget has an interesting story on whether Apple have been sneaky and done some Photoshop work on the documentation submitted to the German court last week that culminated in the EU import ban. “The comparison shot you see up there is lifted from page 28 of a filing made by Freshfields Bruckhaus Derringer, Apple’s European lawyers. Both devices look pretty identical with an aspect ratio of 4:3 — except in reality, the Tab has a 16:10 aspect ratio and is far narrower than Steve’s magical Read more [...]