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Again, the Cupertino-based phone giant Apple filed another lawsuit against the Korean tech behemoth Samsung; once again claiming that Samsung has infringed its designs on the iPad and iPhone. However, this time, Apple has filed the case in the Korean manufacturer’s home turf, Korea.
Apple has filed the dispute in South Korea’s Seoul District Court. We’re curious to see how this unfolds, since Samsung has the home court advantage.
Apple claims yet again, “It is no coincidence that Samsung’s latest products look a lot like the iPhone and iPad, from the shape of the hardware to the user interface and even the packaging.”
It adds, “This kind of blatant copying is wrong, and we need to protect Apple’s intellectual property when companies steal our ideas.”
Like we said before, this is all just going to go back and forth. Apple claims that Samsung has copied its designs, which, in their eyes, can clearly be seen in Galaxy smartphones and tablets. Samsung counters by claiming Apple has infringed 5 of its patents. This is the same as the lawsuit filed in US Federal Courts in San Francisco. Redundant, don’t you think.
The irony here is that Apple is one of Samsung’s biggest customers and Samsung is one of Apple’s biggest suppliers. We hear rumors that Apple and Samsung were opting for an out of court settlement on their US tussle. However, it looks like their legal war has just started and is beginning to escalate.
We actually have no idea who will win and who will pay who. In our opinion, this is again going to go back and forth. We definitely hope that they finish this debacle, and get to business right away. They could have used the money they’re spending on this legal debacle to develop more cutting edge technology for the consumer to enjoy.
Recently, images of an Android-powered Nokia handset have surfaced on the web. Are we to see Nokia-made Android handsets in the future, or is this all a Photoshop hoax?
Ever since Android handsets hit the market, Nokia Symbian enthusiasts have been dying to get their hands on a new Android-powered handset made by the Finnish phone manufacturer. However, Nokia has stood its ground and said that this will never be a possibility. With images of an Android handset made by Nokia found on the internet, will the phone maker’s enthusiasts finally get their wish?
Although this is an enticing idea, it is quite possible that the images found online are products of image manipulations on Photoshop. Something about the resolution looks wrong. However, the source of the image was the same source of the new Windows-powered Nokia handset the Sea Ray.
Elop, Nokia’s CEO, did say that they did consider making Android-powered handsets in the past. Is this a prototype design that never got approved? Unfortunately, there’s no way to tell for sure. Regardless of the confusion, we would very much like to see if there is an Android-powered Nokia smartphone or not.
In addition to the Photoshop possibilities, Nokia has been reported to focus all of its resources in the development and marketing of Windows phone-powered handsets. With this fact, do they still have the time to develop Android handsets?
Although it may sound like an absurd notion at first, it does make sense for the Finnish manufacturer carry Android. This would work wonders on their lost global mobile phone market shares, if their customers had a wide range of choices when it comes to platforms.
Despite Elops blunt comments about the Android operating system, does he really mean it, or are these purely rumors? Will we see the N9 (MeeGo), the Sea Ray (Windows Mango), E6 (Symbian Anna), and rumored Android handsets by Nokia sold in stores? It does sound chaotic but brilliant. This could take Nokia back to the top.
Like any other up and coming smartphone, pictures of Nokia’s future Windows Phone-powered handsets found their way to the internet. True, a large number of these leaked images come from questionable sources. However, the source of these images is reputable.
Stephen Elop, Nokia’s CEO, held a demo of the Nokia Windows-powered handset codenamed the “Sea Ray”. He asked the Nokia employees to put away their cameras. We know for a fact that Elop knows at least one of these employees will snap a shot of the unreleased handset and leak these images on the internet, which is exactly what took place here. Whether planned or not, we’re not completely sure. However, the tactic does make sense. It will make consumers want the handset even more, or catch their attention at least.
The Windows smartphone codenamed the “Sea Ray” looks like it is powered by the Mango iteration of the operating system by Microsoft. No surprise here, since Microsoft did say that Nokia’s first Windows Phone 7 handsets will be powered by the Mango iteration of the platform scheduled to arrive this coming fall.
In terms of looks, the Sea Ray bears a number of aesthetic features shared with the Nokia N9. We’re not complaining though. The N9 looks absolutely awesome.
We all thought that Nokia’s dominance in global mobile phone market shares were over. This was due to poor choices in marketing and the soon to be extinct Symbian platform on handsets like the N8 and E7. Regardless, the Finnish company never seems to disappoint when it comes to hardware. Although the handset adheres to strict hardware guidelines from Microsoft (we’re sure, however, Nokia will bend the rules a bit to set them apart from other windows handsets), it still looks very much like the old Nokia a number of users have grown to love.