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Patent holder sues Apple, Google, others over wireless e-mail

07/09/2010, 08:07 am

A patent holder that won $612.5 million from Research in Motion in 2006 over the use of e-mail in smartphones has now taken aim at Apple, Google, Microsoft and other companies in a new suit.


Inside iOS 4: Missing features for iPhone 3G users

06/22/2010, 06:06 pm

Apple disabled support for some features in iOS 4 to shoehorn the new release into the processing constraints and memory footprint of the 2008 iPhone 3G and second generation iPod touch. Here's what's missing and why.


iPhone 4 and iOS vs. Android: hardware features

06/21/2010, 06:06 pm

With the fourth generation of Apple's smartphone nearing release later this week, some buyers might be curious about alternatives that use Google's Android OS, including the Motorola Droid, HTC/Google Nexus One, HTC Droid incredible, and HTC EVO 4G. Here's how they compare in terms of hardware, part one of a series.


Verizon corrects Droid X ad error touting 720p screen

06/17/2010, 04:06 pm

A Verizon Wireless web promo for its Droid-branded Android phones originally promoted the upcoming Droid X as having a "720p screen," stoking some brief excitement that iPhone 4 and its Retina Display might be eclipsed, at least until the error was corrected.


Apple's iPhone 4 simulator shows off Retina resolution

06/14/2010, 04:06 pm

The iPhone 4 simulator included in Apple's iOS 4 development tools provides an early look at how much clarity the increased resolution of the new Retina Display delivers.


HTC countersues Apple, claims infringement of five patents

05/12/2010, 02:05 pm

Taiwanese smartphone company HTC has responded to Apple's patent suit with a lawsuit of its own, accusing the iPhone maker of violating five patents.


iPhone market share grows to 16% at expense of BlackBerry

05/07/2010, 11:05 am

Apple's 8.75 million iPhones sold in the first quarter of 2010 were good for a 16.1 percent worldwide market share, taken at the expense of Research in Motion's BlackBerry smartphones.


Microsoft believes Android infringes on patents, HTC strikes deal

04/28/2010, 03:04 pm

While Apple's patent lawsuit against HTC remains ongoing, the Taiwanese handset maker has reached a licensing agreement with Microsoft to avoid another lawsuit over its Android-powered handsets.


Google cancels Verizon Nexus One, BlackBerry 6 coming Q3 2010

04/26/2010, 02:04 pm

Google on Monday revealed that it has canceled its HTC-manufactured Nexus One smartphone for Verizon in the U.S. In addition, Research in Motion announced that BlackBerry 6, its next mobile operating system, will be available in the next calendar quarter.


Palm dumps Pre ad agency, T-Mobile offers $350 for iPhones

04/07/2010, 03:04 pm

Palm this week parted ways with the ad agency that produced its widely panned advertising campaign for the Pre smartphone. And U.S. wireless carrier T-Mobile is offering up to $350 for iPhone trade-ins for new customers who switch to the HTC HD2.


HTC says Apple's patent suit has not affected its operations

04/02/2010, 03:04 pm

The fact that the U.S. International Trade Commission has agreed to look into Apple's claims of patent infringement against HTC has not fazed the Taiwanese handset maker, its president said Friday.


ITC agrees to investigate Apple's patent suit against HTC

04/01/2010, 02:04 pm

The U.S. International Trade Commission has agreed to review Apple's allegations of patent violations from rival handset maker HTC, the domestic trade agency announced this week.


Robotic test reconfirms Apple's iPhone touchscreen superiority

03/24/2010, 02:03 pm

A new test of touchscreen smartphones with a precise laboratory robot has confirmed what a human test already concluded: Apple's iPhone touchscreen is far and away the most accurate touch panel on the market.


Confident HTC says no plans to back down from Apple lawsuit

03/18/2010, 09:03 am

Apple rival HTC on Thursday issued its first official remarks on a lawsuit filed against it by the iPhone maker, saying it "disagrees" with the claims and is fully prepared to defend its reputation as one of the most innovative companies in the smartphone sector.


Microsoft exec says Apple's HTC suit 'is not necessarily a bad thing'

03/15/2010, 09:03 am

Even though Windows Mobile handsets are named in Apple's lawsuit against smartphone maker HTC, one Microsoft executive recently stated that the suit might help to sort out intellectual property ownership issues.


Open source community 'hopelessly confused' by Apple-HTC suit

03/12/2010, 10:03 am

Analyst Charlie Wolf with Needham & Company said Friday he believes the open source community, which has backed Google's Android mobile operating system against the iPhone, has the wrong take on Apple's patent lawsuit against rival handset maker HTC.


Former Sun CEO: Steve Jobs threatened to sue us over patents too

03/09/2010, 08:03 pm

Former chief executive of Sun Jonathan Schwartz has accused Steve Jobs of threatening patent action against his company in 2003, related to desktop OS technologies, in a long blog post that highlights a series of tech patent squabbles.


Apple's patent 'warning shots' prove disruptive for handset makers

03/09/2010, 09:03 am

Before Apple publicly sued HTC, the iPhone maker privately had "blunt conversations" with other smartphone companies, amounting to legal threats that have proven disruptive to the roadmaps of would-be iPhone killers, according to a new report.


Google backs HTC in what could be 'long and bloody battle' with Apple

03/03/2010, 08:03 am

Apple's patent lawsuit against handset maker HTC is predicted by one analyst to be a major clash between the two corporations, with Apple having better than 50-50 odds to come out victorious in protecting its iPhone-related inventions.


Inside Apple's lawsuit against HTC: Nexus One, myTouch cited

03/02/2010, 01:03 pm

Apple has charged handset maker HTC with infringing upon a number of patented iPhone hardware and software features, alleging that functionality within the Google Android operating system and use of hardware decoders in Windows Mobile handsets are at fault.