Nokia suing Apple over the iPhone

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  1. niceguyrichy

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    Nokia, the world's biggest mobile phone maker, has said that it is suing its US rival Apple for infringing patents on mobile phone technology for the iPhone.

    Nokia said it had not been compensated for its technology, and accused Apple of "trying to get a free ride on the back of Nokia's innovation".

    The ten alleged patent infringements involve wireless data, speech coding, security and encryption.

    Apple's shares dipped after news of the action broke.

    The breaches applied to all models of the iPhone since its launch in 2007, Nokia added.
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    source: BBC News
     
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  2. MitchRapp

    MitchRapp a.k.a. pepiman

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    BAM.

    I hope Apple gets what it deserves. Every "new idea" Apple comes up with is basically stolen from another idea...
     
  3. Mousey

    Mousey HH's Official Rodent

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    Then again the entire industry's founded on stealing other people's ideas :dead:
     
  4. SeraphicSorcerer

    SeraphicSorcerer Well-Known Member

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    The entire patent system is the biggest load of bull, I have ever seen.

    I have seen so many patents that are for basically nothing and no implementation but people sue for them all the time.

    That has to be the most vague patent list I have ever seen, and as for encryption etc. I guess they better look at the blackberry, BTW iphone runs on Mac OS X Did Nokia Make OS X? I think not.
     
  5. comp_ali

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    It is interesting to see a big company sue another every couple of days , Intel , AMD , M$ , ....
    Let them suffer .
     
  6. isaak

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    Its just how things go...

    birds eat mice, thats how its always been, and always will be.
     
  7. Tipstaff

    Tipstaff Well-Known Member

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    More like scavengers tearing at a nice, fat, plump cow after it's been feeding on the open range for a few years.
     
  8. Teme

    Teme Super Moderator

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    Yeah what I hear is that Nokia claims that Apple wants get "free ride" on the technologies that Nokia developed over the years of it's phone making business. Now as we all know this is a bit complicated deal but it does look that Nokia has the upper hand in this since there are at least 40 companies that pay royalties to Nokia, for using the technologies developed by Nokia, but Apple has refused to pay any. Anyway it's going to be long trial and we will know for sure the result in few years...
     
  9. procupine14

    procupine14 Why is it Beeping!?!?!

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    Well I suppose this was bound to happen sooner or later. I had the assumption that apple had to have borrowed tech from at least one other company since they went from having no phones to having the most popular phone for the masses in under two years. I mean come on.

    But it may all be just Nokia blowing smoke who really knows.
     
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    well given the number of company's that already pay Nokia for use of their tech, it seems reasonable to assume that Apple must have used something in the iphone that nokia have already long since laid claim to..

    interesting. this thread's been here since just after 8 last night, and craig hasn't popped in to mention how much he loves his iPhone yet.. :p
    :lol:
     
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    Sorry, I'm still frantically F5'in over at vbulletin.com to see when vB4 goes live, their "3 hour upgrade" has taken 24hours so far. Haha.

    Did I mention I love my iPhone? Remote Desktop to the DH server while I'm out on the piss in town? Score! What the servers gone down and my phone just told me score!

    What Pepe Reina was defeated by a beachball, don't mind if i do...

    :) If only I could afford a MacBook. Then All we'd need is an Apple server. There's Irony.
     
  12. procupine14

    procupine14 Why is it Beeping!?!?!

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    woah they make those? I assume that its just a gigantic white box with one Big LED light and a click wheel the size of my head for controlling the entire thing :rofl::rofl::rofl: I kid I kid
     
  13. thunderclap

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    You too? I think they rushed to beta to try and appease all the people who were throwing tantrums. They should have waited because now they look foolish.

    (I am still looking forward to vB4 though.)
     
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    They just released Mac Mini Server, Enjoy.
     
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    Gotta love it. I use a mini as a media center in my bedroom into a plasma. the server edition is interesting!

    http://www.apple.com/macmini/server/
     
  16. SeraphicSorcerer

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    So when are you mac loving admins going to make "Macheaven™"
     
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    If I had to write about one thing all the time id get bored. Been using macs for 20 years now, but my tastes are too varied for that.... DH is my baby, caters for everything. Also enjoy building PC's too ;)
     
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    Thank to Nokia that you have iPhone and not an high-end iPod... Without the innovations and development from Nokia in WiFi and 2/3G Apple wouldn't be making phones ;)
     
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    Yeah I hear they might buy Nokia.
     
  20. Teme

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    heh, they don't have the €€€'s to do that ;)
     

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