Apple sues HTC for patent infringements! [Updated with court filings & HTC's statement]


Looks like Apple doesn’t like competition latetly. After sueing Nokia a few months ago it’s now HTC‘s turn to feel the heat for supposedly infringing on 20 Apple patents related to the iPhone’s user interface, underlying architecture and hardware.:

“We can sit by and watch competitors steal our patented inventions, or we can do something about it. We’ve decided to do something about it,” said Steve Jobs, Apple’s CEO. “We think competition is healthy, but competitors should create their own original technology, not steal ours.”

Way to go folks! More stupid lawsuits FTW!

Update:

Here’s the Delaware court filing:

You can download the full documents here & here

Here’s HTC’s first statement:

“HTC is a mobile technology innovator and patent holder that has been very focused over the past 13 years on creating many of the most innovative smartphones. HTC values patent rights and their enforcement but is also committed to defending its own technology innovations. HTC only learned of Apple’s actions this morning via media reports, and therefore we have not yet had the opportunity to investigate the filings. Until we have had this opportunity, we are unable to comment on the validity of the claims being made against HTC.”

Source: Apple

HTC HD2 Disassembly & Assembly videos

Two internal (official) HTC videos have just popped up on Youtube for our viewing pleasure. The first on es a disassembly video of the HTC HD2:

The Second is the assembly video of the same HTC HD2:

Grab a drink and enjoy the 14 minutes show.

Source: Youtube via Pocketnow

T-Mobile HTC HD2, Motorola Cliq XT price revealed?


According to a screengrab posted by TMonews the HTC HD2 is going to be priced aggressively when it finally launches on T-Mobile later this months. The Price with a Two years contract is said to be $199.99 after rebate and only $449.99 without any contract. Personally I wouldn’t recommend the handset before we have an official statement on the possibility to upgrade it to Windows Phone 7 Series. There’s no point in buying a handset that will never be update and will never received any developer support 6months months later (WM6.X isn’t dead, but everybody knows that it’s all about WP7 now, developers aren’t going to bother with it anymore).
The Motorola Cliq XT is set to be priced at $129.99 after rebate (with a contract) and $329.99 without a contract.

source: TMoNews

Facebook application for the Zune HD finally available


The Zune HD Facebook application is fainally out and available on the Marketplace. The application was originaly expected to be launched at the same time as the Twitter application but was puched back to a later date. From the looks of it this is probably how an “official” FB app would look like on WindowsPhone 7 Series…Head over to the Zune Marketplace to grab it.

- Update Status – Click on the home icon to access the home page from where you can update your status and see the latest activity.
- View Profile – Tap the Profile icon to use this feature. Using this option, you can view your wall, photos, videos and other items.
- View Friends activity – Use the Friends icon in case you want to update yourself with the activities of your contacts.
- View Inbox – Yes, click the inbox icon and read/write/send messages as per your requirement.