Apple suing HTC over 20 pattents

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Apple suing HTC over 20 pattents

Postby viking60 » 15 Mar 2010, 12:44

Apple must be getting nervous about Google Androide. The models that are attacked by Apple are all "Androids" none of the Windows Mobile from the very same producer are attacked. Why?
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Re: Apple suing HTC over 20 pattents

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We need to gain icycooler's attention with that. He discussed it somewhat with me on I.M.
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Re: Apple suing HTC over 20 pattents

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Re: Apple suing HTC over 20 pattents

Postby R_Head » 19 Mar 2010, 11:51

viking60 wrote:Apple must be getting nervous about Google Androide. The models that are attacked by Apple are all "Androids" none of the Windows Mobile from the very same producer are attacked. Why?
Apple vs HTC

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Is simple, people knows that MS sucks really bad on phones. The only one that can give a good fight is Android. One thing that Apple and MS have in common is, they are copyrights freaks. That is how they protect their investment with ridiculous claims about using your fingers to point.

BTW, I read somewhere, long ago, OS X and all the Apple OSs are based on Free BSD? Is that true?

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Re: Apple suing HTC over 20 pattents

Postby viking60 » 19 Mar 2010, 12:18

Are Apple and MS cooperating in the copyright war - is there any evidence of that? It looks a bit like that here.
R_Head wrote:BTW, I read somewhere, long ago, OS X and all the Apple OSs are based on Free BSD? Is that true?


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Re: Apple suing HTC over 20 pattents

Postby dedanna1029 » 19 Mar 2010, 14:25

Yes it is. If you look at the history of Apple, you'll find that up until the OS 9.x series (IIRC?), they were Open Source themselves. They really really screwed up when they went Closed Source, IMHO.
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Re: Apple suing HTC over 20 pattents

Postby viking60 » 19 Mar 2010, 15:49

Amen to that.
They are making a lot of money though - but that is more of a lifestyle thing than a computer thing.
It is the "dancing successful deodorants with white teeth" marketing that gets me. I am am not sure if I am watching an Apple commercial or a Loreal commercial these days. :)
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Re: Apple suing HTC over 20 pattents

Postby R_Head » 19 Mar 2010, 15:56

Apple is a Boutique for computers. As long they keep their prices high, people will buy them. Is like a Toyota and Lexus, still the same car, Lexus is a plush version of an entry level Toyota for rich people.

Apple is juts a plush version or a regular PC.

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Re: Apple suing HTC over 20 pattents

Postby viking60 » 20 Mar 2010, 00:40

What worries me is that Microsoft and Apple have a common interest in blocking open source. I have a strong feeling that they are cooperating here. It sure looks that way.
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Re: Apple suing HTC over 20 pattents

Postby dedanna1029 » 20 Mar 2010, 01:31

Of course they are. + 1.
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Re: Apple suing HTC over 20 pattents

Postby viking60 » 21 Mar 2010, 17:52

Time for the Americans to realize how stupid software patents are. It will create a lot of work for the lawyers. But nothing good will ever come out of it for the end user.
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