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Samsung made a preemptive move to remove local search capabilities from it’s Galaxy S3 smartphone to avoid the phone being ban. This move is as a result of Apple winning preliminary injunction against the Galaxy Nexus Smartphone last month. The Galaxy S3 is known to have the same unify search functionality. FossPatent provided an overview of Judge Lucy Koh ruling at the time. The order stated: On the likely infringement and likely validity of all four asserted patents: “In sum, Apple has shown that claims 6 and 19 of theRead More

Posted On July 23, 2012By Storm WilliamsIn Tech News

On the Acquisition of RIM

The question is when and not if, RIM will be bought. The company’s last quarter earning report didn’t make great reading for it’s loyal investors (the opportunistic investors are long gone). The report read like this: Revenue for the first quarter of fiscal 2013 was $2.8 billion, down 33% from $4.2 billion in the previous quarter and down 43% from $4.9 billion in the same quarter of fiscal 2012. The revenue breakdown for the quarter was approximately 59% for hardware, 36% for service and 5% for software and other revenue.Read More

Posted On July 22, 2012By Storm WilliamsIn Tech News

HTC sold back shares to Beats

HTC has announced that there have sold 25 percents of their Beats shares back to Beats today. Last year HTC bought a 50 percent stake in the company for 300 million dollar . HTC is currently facing stiff competition in the smartphone space and there is no indication that this partnership has improve matters. It’s likely HTC is trying to focus it’s resources wisely going forward. The press release states: HTC and Beats today announced a realignment of their business agreement that provides Beats with more flexibility for global expansion 1.Date ofRead More
Samsung’s Galaxy S3 smartphone appears to have done exceedingly well since it’s launch. AFP is reporting that Samsung may have sold 10 million of its Galaxy S3 since debuting in May this year. The report states: The Korean firm, which is battling with Apple’s iPhone and iPad for supremacy in the lucrative smartphone and tablet market, has seen heavy demand for its new Galaxy S III phone, which was introduced in Europe in May. “It appears that it (accumulated sales) has exceeded 10 million units,” said J.K. Shin, head ofRead More
It’s not long now before Samsung and Apple patent case goes on trial (ten days to be exact), however this did not stop Samsung from trying to seek a late advantage. According to FossPatent: Samsung had asked the court to interpret two disputed terms: one each from the “overscroll bounce” ‘381 patent (yesterday I attended a Munich trial over that patent) and the “tap to zoom and navigate” ‘163 patent. Apple asserts claim 19 of the “overscroll bounce” (or “rubber-banding”) patent. Samsung asked for construction of the term “electronic document” and proposed to define the termRead More
The Finnish mobile phone gaint Nokia is fighting to stay relevant in the age of Apple iOS and Google’s Andriod. It appears that its partnership with Microsoft will not be able to save the slide. The Wall Street Journal reports that, “Nokia posted heavy losses as shipments of its new line of Lumia brand phones failed to make up for slumping sales of its older models, but its cash position proved stronger than expected alleviating fears that a rapid cash burn could hamper a turnaround.” The states that, Nokia’s net lossRead More

Posted On July 15, 2012By Storm WilliamsIn Apple News, Google News, Tech News

Patents Litigations: Roundup.

The mobile computing space is currently dominated by two companies at the moment, Apple iOS and Google Android OS. However, the success of the Android OS has drawn the wrath of Apple’s late CEO Steve Jobs. As a result, Apple has launch an astounding legal attack on OEMs for infringing Apple’s Hardware and Software patents. The legal battles is closely followed and enjoy huge coverage on the web. I personally found Florian Mueller’s Blog FossPatent to be the most informative. The Tech Storm will endeavour to provide the latest and bestRead More

Posted On July 15, 2012By Storm WilliamsIn Tech News

Developers very interested in Blackberry 10!

John Paczkowski writing for AllthingsD recently published a report from Baird Equity Research revealing that developers interest in Blackberry 10 operating is declining. This obviously did not go down well with the folks at Blacckberry. Rim’s VP of developer relations, Alec Saunders felt the need to set the record straight. He posted this counter argument on his Blog: A recent report by Baird Equity Research is getting some pick up today on the interwebs. The report shows that developer intent for BlackBerry 10 is on the decline. Needless to say, I was pretty shocked byRead More

Posted On July 11, 2012By Storm WilliamsIn Tech News

RIM CEO: We are still fighting

The Globe and Mail has posted a letter from Research in Motion (RIM) the  Blackberry maker CEO Thorsten Heins appealing to investors and Blackberry fans. See full content below: Don’t count BlackBerry out. In recent weeks, it’s become fashionable for pundits and market watchers to alternately eulogize Research In Motion as a fallen pioneer and demonize management for not chopping up the company to sell for parts. As President and CEO of RIM, I understand the frustration and impatience of RIM’s shareholders and their eagerness to see the company start toRead More

Posted On July 11, 2012By Storm WilliamsIn Tech News

Samsung: We want to remain No. 1 flat-screen TV maker

According to Koreatimes Samsung wants to maintains its current title as the World’s No. 1 flat-screen television manufacturer for the foreseeable future. Samsung has won the title for the sixth consecutive year in 2011. Kim Yoo-chul reported that Samsung’s TV segment head Yoon Boo-Keun wants sales of growing. Yoon Boo-Keun is quoted as saying: There’s no question that Samsung should lead the global TV market for the sixth straight year because we have more varied products coupled with highly customized content. Prices are dropping and that’s a problem. But Samsung thinks the globalRead More
Lorraine Luk writing for the Wall Street Journals claims Amazon Inc.  is testing out a smartphone. Luk reports that: Amazon is working with component suppliers in Asia to test a smartphone, people familiar with the situation said, suggesting that the Internet retail giant, which sells the Kindle Fire tablet computers, is considering broadening its mobile-device offerings. Officials at some of Amazon’s parts suppliers, who declined to be named, said the Seattle-based company is testing a smartphone and mass production of the new device may start late this year or early next year.Read More