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January 25, 2013
Is your phone too big to comfortably hold? Instead of getting rid of the beast, have you considered buying a phone bundled with a second, smaller Bluetooth-enabled phone for your talking needs? If this idea sounds completely idiotic to you, nobody told HTC, who built a phone just like that for the Chinese market. (ht @DJBentley)

Is your phone too big to comfortably hold? Instead of getting rid of the beast, have you considered buying a phone bundled with a second, smaller Bluetooth-enabled phone for your talking needs? If this idea sounds completely idiotic to you, nobody told HTC, who built a phone just like that for the Chinese market. (ht @DJBentley)

21:06 // 1 year ago
June 6, 2012

A look at HTC’s terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day

  • morning Taiwanese smartphone producers HTC were forced to lower Q2 profit forecasts by 13.3 percent on Wednesday morning. The reason? Lowered demand in Europe, and customs issues in the United States related to time-consuming Apple patent lawsuits.
  • afternoon Now rumors are circulating that a lack of faith in HTC’s ability to sell devices, as well as the company’s limited  track record when it comes to tablet development and sales, led to Microsoft’s decision to exclude HTC from the Windows 8 launch. Sorry guys. source

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18:26 // 2 years ago
December 20, 2011

Apple scores court victory against HTC, Android in patent case

A bad day for HTC smartphones: While it didn’t represent everything Apple had sought to secure through the legal process, today’s court ruling against HTC struck a blow, and moved along Apple’s bid to prove Google’s Android operating system copied the iPhone. This was, you may remember, a rather intense preoccupation on the part of the late Steve Jobs — the ruling held that some of Android’s data collection software was, in fact, an infringement of Apple’s patent rights, and will cause some HTC phone models to be blocked from sale in the United States starting next year. source

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14:56 // 2 years ago
July 18, 2011

Patent lawsuits: HTC feeling the heat after Apple wins ruling

  • 2 Apple patents infringed upon by HTC, a trade commission says source

» The judge favors Apple in a key case: This decision might mean that every single Android device violates this patent — and may possibly prevent Android devices from being imported to the U.S. HTC says they can find a way around it, but it will be difficult — it’s not looking good. And, let’s face it — if Apple could get Android phones off the market, they totally freaking would.

14:59 // 3 years ago
October 25, 2010

Google’s Android’s app store: Quickly catching up to Apple

  • 100,000 number of apps in the Android store, a threefold increase since March
  • 300,000number of apps in the iTunes store – they had a huge head start
  • 200knumber of new phones that get activated daily
  • 270knumber of developers working on apps
  • 32countries have paid app sales source

» Problems to solve: Many developers make their Android apps for free (and rely on in-app ads to pay the bills) not because they want to make them free, but because the payment process is so convoluted that many people don’t feel like going through it. Also, a major problem that developers have which iPhone developers don’t have to deal with at all is the fracturing of the platform – there are dozens of phones on the market with tiny but important quirks.

20:31 // 3 years ago
October 2, 2010

Android getting targeted by Google enemies, part three

  • one Apple sues HTC over patent issues regarding their Android phones
  • two Oracle sues Google because of Android’s use of the Java platform
  • three Microsoft sues Motorola because they want to follow the leader source
3:05 // 4 years ago