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Push Email Suspended On iPhones In Germany 164

Posted by timothy
from the fine-grained-patent-sniping dept.
New submitter elashish14 tips this news, snipped from Ars Technica: "Apple has been forced to disable push e-mail delivery for iCloud and MobileMe users in Germany this week. The move is thanks to a recent injunction awarded to Motorola as part of the ongoing patent dispute between the two smartphone makers.... The patent at issue relates to older pager designs, but Motorola was able to convince a German court that it applied to Apple's implementation of push e-mail that syncs across devices via iCloud. The injunction went into effect on Thursday of this week, requiring Apple to disable push e-mail syncing in Germany."
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Push Email Suspended On iPhones In Germany

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  • Truce (Score:5, Interesting)

    by sg_oneill (159032) on Saturday February 25, 2012 @04:06AM (#39156783)

    Yet another way the consumer is being raped by this senseless patent war. Call a truce you loopy money hungry bastards..

  • Re:Truce (Score:5, Interesting)

    by Pf0tzenpfritz (1402005) on Saturday February 25, 2012 @05:37AM (#39157115) Journal

    The weirdest thing about this is, that there are no software patents in Germany.

    I guess that said software patents might qualify as "regular" patents since there are phones involved.

  • Re:How could anyone? (Score:2, Interesting)

    by ThatsMyNick (2004126) on Saturday February 25, 2012 @07:02AM (#39157311)

    Patents do work, but not in the current form. If it were up to me, I would tentatively approve a patent, make it public and ask if there is any reason this should not become be a patent. Based on the response, the patent can be approved or rejected.

  • by Deorus (811828) on Saturday February 25, 2012 @08:38AM (#39157605)

    However they don't seem to have a "what's next" and unlike the MP3 player situation, people are moving in on phones and tablets quicker than they are ready for. Android went from more or less an experiment to an extremely competent competitor in just a few years and has been selling really well. They see their market slipping, and have nowhere else to go.

    This is incorrect. Android ate from Symbian's market, not iOS' (with RIM losing share to both). Not only that but Google has admitted in a hearing regarding its search monopoly that 2/3 of its mobile web hits come from iOS devices, and now InMobi is claiming that iOS has more mobile advertisement impressions than Android. For the first time iOS is actually in a tug-of-war with Android for market share, and it seems like iOS is winning, asn Android has actually been losing share whereas iOS continues to gain it.

  • by samjam (256347) on Saturday February 25, 2012 @09:41AM (#39157807) Homepage Journal

    Iit is a summary judgement based on extended observation, not an oversimplification.

    This post (not mine) says it better: http://apple.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=2691519&cid=39157081 [slashdot.org]

    This is not an isolated story, it is one in a series, and it jolly well is about Samsung as they are the ones who have been long term abused by apple with "not real invention" patents and it's nice to seem then able to wield muscle against apple.

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