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Galaxy Tab Sales Ban Lifted, Samsung Sues Apple Over iPhone 5 196

another random user sends this quote from the BBC: "A temporary sales ban on Samsung Electronics' Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet computer in the U.S. has been lifted by a U.S. court. District Judge Lucy Koh gave a court order rescinding a ban on U.S. sales that was part of a patent dispute with Apple. ... The ban on the Galaxy Tab 10.1 had been placed before a month-long patent trial between Apple and Samsung. In August, at the conclusion of that trial Apple was awarded a victory on many of its patent violation claims where it said Samsung had copied Apple's iPhone and iPad designs. It was also awarded more than $1bn (£664m) in damages. However, the jury found that Samsung had not violated the patent that was the basis for the ban on the sale of the Galaxy Tab 10.1. Samsung, therefore, argued for the sales ban to be lifted." Samsung also went on the offensive against the iPhone 5 today, filing a motion to add the device to its ongoing patent infringement suit against Apple. Meanwhile, on another front, some good news for Apple: Motorola Mobility, owned by Google, has withdrawn its second complaint against Apple to the ITC. The complaint was filed in August over patent infringement claims involving several minor features. No explanation has been provided for the withdrawal, but Google indicated there was no agreement between the companies.
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Galaxy Tab Sales Ban Lifted, Samsung Sues Apple Over iPhone 5

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  • by SolitaryMan ( 538416 ) on Tuesday October 02, 2012 @03:38PM (#41529701) Homepage Journal

    It's hard not to be on Samsung's side in this. Apple sued first over some totally ridiculous crap.

    They are both far from being saints, that's a given. Both phones suck*, but Apple definitely crossed the line of sanity here.

    * They both suck *as phones*, when compared to "dumb" phones. My old Philips had 3 weeks of battery life with my usage pattern and it took two pushes of a button (including unlocking) to call pretty much everybody I care about.

  • Re:screw you guys... (Score:4, Interesting)

    by narcc ( 412956 ) on Tuesday October 02, 2012 @05:27PM (#41531209) Journal

    They're doing fine. They outperformed expectations last quarter, and their user-base continues to grow. (I know that a bullshit article on slashdot a week or so ago made a different claim, but it was pitifully wrong.) Not bad for a company that hasn't released a new flagship phone for nearly a year.

    From what we've seen, BB10 is nothing short of amazing. Even their current OS7 phones (though about a year old) are very slick and compelling -- the 9900 is a real workhorse. For those that need to do actual work on our phones, it's hard to beat. Even the RIM hating reviewers gave it high-praise.

    It's not a bad move. Unless you use your smartphone to do nothing but play games, a BlackBerry is a fantastic choice. With BB10, it's going to be really difficult to find a reason to stick with iOS or Android -- even Windows 8 is an attractive alternative. I don't see Android and iOS maintaining the lead over the next few years.

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