BlackBerry wins patent battle with Motorola in Britain

BlackBerry wins patent battle with Motorola in Britain

BlackBerry maker Research In Motion (RIM) Wednesday won its patent battle in Britain with Motorola when a court in London ruled in favour of the Canadian wireless giant based at Waterloo near here.

In his ruling, Justice Richard Arnold of the London high court said RIM didn’t infringe one of Motorola’s patents – pertaining to email system – in its two systems. Motorola had moved the US International Trade Commission in New York last month on the same patent which was at dispute in the London court.

The London verdict will have no bearing on the Motorola lawsuit in the US.

In the lawsuit, Motorola had complained that RIM continues to sell products using its patents longer than agreed to – from 2003 to 2007.

Co-headed by Indian-born Sanjay Jha, Motorola cited violations of its proprietary wireless technology related to WiFi access, user interface and power management by RIM.

Motorola said its agreement with RIM to use its patented technology expired in 2007, but the BlackBerry maker made no efforts to seek renewal of the agreement.

Instead, it continued to use its patents in violations of proprietary laws, Motorola said.

“These patented technologies are important to Motorola as they allow for more comprehensive connectivity, a better user experience and lower product costs,” said the US telecom giant.

Motorola requested the US trade commission to ban import and sale of infringing products by RIM.

It also sought ban on marketing, advertising, demonstration and warehousing of infringing products in the US.

Jonathan Meyer, senior vice president of intellectual property law at Motorola, said last month: “In light of RIM’s continued unlicensed use of Motorola’s patents, RIM’s use of delay tactics in our current patent litigation, and RIM’s refusal to design out Motorola’s proprietary technology, Motorola had no choice but to file a complaint with the ITC to halt RIM’s continued infringement.”

He said: “Motorola will continue to take all necessary steps to protect its R&D and intellectual property, which are critical to the company’s business.”

Apart from moving the US International Trade Commission in New York where all mobile court cases are currently being filed, Motorola has also filed a lawsuit in a federal court in Texas.

Based at Schaumburg on the outskirts of Chicago, Motorola employs more than 60,000 people around the world.

Published in: on February 10, 2010 at 2:00 am  Leave a Comment  

New Gadgets

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Netbook Litl Easel presented officially

Litl has quickly acted on rumors by launching its first computer, the Webbook. The PC breaks away from the usual netbook market through a unique 12-inch LCD that bends almost completely backwards and turns the system into an easel-like display; the mode is considered ideal for video watching or for sharing content with someone else. To match, the screen uses a high-quality LCD with a 178-degree viewing angle and better colors, and unlike most netbooks carries a dedicated (but unnamed) GPU that can decode H.264 video at up to 720p. The computer runs its own operating system that is both “always on” and which has a very simple, visual interface with channels for Flickr and Shutterfly photos, Facebook updates and Weather Channel forecasts. An optional remote can steer many tasks in the easel view or when the Webbook is linked to a TV through HDMI output. As a result of the custom interface, the system can afford relatively lightweight specs with a 1.6GHz Atom chip, 1GB of RAM and just 2GB of permanent storage. Litl sells its portable today for $699 through its online shop. The remote costs $19.

Sony introduced its first portable TV BRAVIA S57

His new portable TV SONY introduced at the IFA 2009. Technical information about the new product a little bit, it is known that only supports HD-resolution screen diagonal 19 inch (48cm), there are ports USB, HDMI, that allows you to connect to BRAVIA S57 notebooks and cameras to view. On sale will be available to the shell of four soft colors: silver, pink, emerald and coffee. Weighs just 5.7kg this TV with table stand that allows it to easily move from one room to another. He would have a touch screen, Wi-Fi and browser, and would be a natural and very interesting internet tablet for the home media network.

Sony Ericsson Xperia X2 officially announced

Sony Ericsson Xperia X2 officially announced.

Sony Ericsson today officially introduced the long-awaited communicator Xperia X2, running Windows Mobile. X2 is the successor of the line Xperia, the first smartphone from which went on sale late last year. Like its predecessor, Xperia X1, X2 will use interactive panels for work, entertainment, Internet surfing, travel and much more. Results are pre-14 panels and 16 more are available for download. The main differences Xperia X2 from X1: X2 is running the operating system Windows Mobile 6.5 (in X1 was used by version 6.1) Display X2 has a diagonal of 3.2 inch (diagonal display in the X1 was 3 inches) Permission integrated camera X2 – 8-megapixel (in X1 – 3.2-megapixel) X2 has a built-in accelerometer and TV-out (in X1 these opportunities did not exist) In X2 loud stereo speakers built-in 2 (in X1 speaker was only one) The new user interface, 3D-panel, GPS-navigator. The device will come with operating system Windows Mobile 6.5. I recommend to continue to see 2 videos + live photos.

  • Main specifications Sony Ericsson Xperia X2:
    Touch-sensitive TFT-LCD 3.2 “with a resolution of 480×800 pixels
  • 8.1-megapixel camera with auto and manual focus, 16-fold magnification, image stabilizer and flash
  • QWERTY-keyboard
  • A-GPS – WiFi
  • Bluetooth 2.0 with A2DP
  • USB 2.0
  • TV-out
  • 3D-Games
  • Built-in 110 MB of physical memory
  • Support memory cards format microSD (up to 16 GB)
  • Dimensions 110 x 54 x 16 mm
  • Weight: 115 grams

The device will be available in 2 colors – black or silver. Sony Ericsson Xperia X2 will go on sale this autumn.

HTC Touch 2 first communicator on Windows 6.5

HTC Touch 2 First communicator on Windows Mobile 6.5 1
Press office of the company High Tech Computer (HTC) has officially announced the launch of the smartphone HTC Touch2 (T3333) with a full touch screen control, which is one of the first products of this kind, using as an operating system platform for new Windows Mobile 6.5 Professional. In terms of functionality debutant refers to the apparatus of the middle class and, if it is relatively inexpensive, may well be a massive decision. The device is made in the form of an elegant design monoblock without alphanumeric keyboard and is equipped with a proprietary user interface TouchFLO. This product specifications look so …
Ability to work in networks WCDMA / HSPA (900/2100 MHz) and GSM / GPRS / EDGE (850/900/1800/1900 MHz);
Processor Qualcomm MSM7225 CPU running at 528 MHz;
512 MB of ROM memory and 256 MB of memory RAM;
Slot for removable storage standard microSD;
2.8-inch touch screen TFT-display with QVGA-resolution;
Integrated GPS-receiver;
Modules Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR (A2DP) and Wi-Fi 802.11b / g; 3.5-mm jack for connecting the headphone jack and HTC ExtUSB;
Mounted 3.2-megapixel digital camera;
Built-in media player, which operates the formats AAC / AAC + / eAAC + / AMR-NB/QCP/MP3/WMA/WAV/MIDI/M4A and WMV/ASF/MP4/3GP/3G2/M4V/AVI;
Lithium-Ion Battery 1100 mAh, a charge which is enough for 370 (WCDMA) / 440 (GSM) minutes of continuous negotiations, or 500 (WCDMA) / 370 (GSM) hours of autonomous operation in standby mode;
Overall dimensions are 104 x 55 x 12.9 mm; Weight is 110 g.
It is expected that the sale of novelty received 6 October this year and will be available for purchase in many countries in Europe and Asia.

New releases from Nokia X3 and X6

At Nokia World 2009 were presented two new phone line with the index X (short XpressMusic) – touchscreen smartphone X6 and a slider with an index of X3. Both of them should appear on sale later this year. Nokia X3 main features of the slider – working with the radio without a wired headset, 2.2 inch display with 320×240 resolution, 3-megapixel camera, memory card support up to 16 gigabytes, the possibility of charging from USB (there is a standard 2-mm charger connector) and integration with web services OVI. Expected price is at level 540 (!) And 140 euros for, respectively, the model X6 and X3. Frankly, the price for the X6 looks quite pessimistic, despite its built 32 gigabytes of memory.

Nokla E97 blends LG Versa and concept phone

Resembling the offspring of a Samsung Omnia, the Nokia E97 concept from back in April and Verizon’s LG Versa, this glorious Chinese knock-off is the Nokla E97. A touchscreen handset section with a 2.2-inch display, camera and Bluetooth can be hooked up to a folding QWERTY keyboard section for messaging.
There’s also dual SIM card slots, handwriting recognition, an FM radio and an MP3 player. It seems a shame that the whole phone-section isn’t taken up by a touchscreen, as 2.2-inches is on the pokey side, but we guess budget concerns held it back.
We doubt it has 3G connectivity, either, but that doesn’t stop it being a great design. Best of all, the Nokla E97 is available right now – if you’re willing to fly to China to pick one up – for just 800 yuan ($117).

Nokia 6788 Announced for china

Nokia has announced the Nokia 6788 specifically designed for China Mobile’s network. It is the first device for TD-SCDMA – China’s domestic 3G standard. It comes with 5-megapixel (2592 x1944) camera with a dual-LED flash, a 2.8? QVGA display, and the Symbian S60 platform. The phone is expected to be available at the end of December 2009.
Nokia 6788 TD-SCDMA Specifications:
• User Interface: S60 3rd Edition

• Dimension: 105.6 x 54.9 x 18.0 mm (L x W x H)
• Weight: 158 g
• Display: 2.8 inch QVGA LCD, TFT display with up to 16 million colors (240 x 320 pixels)
• Battery: Nokia Battery BL-6F, 1200 mAh
• Memory: 4 GB on-board memory, plus 8 GB expansion via microSD memory card slot
• Video playback: MPEG4 VGA @ 30 fps
• 5 megapixel camera, Carl Zeiss Tessar Lens
• Flash: Dual LED camera flash and video light
• Talk time: Up to 250 min (TD-SCDMA), 200 min (GSM), 150 min (video telephony)
• Standby time: Up to 210 hrs (TD-SCDMA), 200 hrs (GSM)
• Video playback: Up to 6 hrs (offline mode)
• Music playback: Up to 15 hrs (offline mode)
• Micro USB connector, Hi-Speed USB 2.0
• 3.5 mm stereo headset plug
• Bluetooth 2.0 EDR with A2DP stereo audio
• GPS receiver with support for assisted GPS (A-GPS)

Nettop from Onkyo with switchable modular DVD-drive

An interesting innovation has pleased us with an Asian company Onkyo. Nettop manufacturer has released a new platform based P305A3 ION already familiar with the Atom 230 processor (pozhmotnichali long overdue move to a dual core 330) with a frequency of 1.6 gigahertz. What is so unusual for a novelty? P305A3. Of course, this you have not seen: a nettop comes bundled with an external DVD-drive, which is attached to the hull P305A3 as a module. You can always leave your home Nettop without an optical drive, taking him on a trip to the set on a thin laptop. Rather, such an interesting solution to attract many users. The device is equipped with two gigabytes of RAM and hard disk capacity of 160 gigabytes. Buy a novelty will be in March next year at a price of 770 dollars, to put it mildly – about twice as overrated.

Concept Laptop with flexible display

Brave German designers are not shy about experimenting with form. Of course, the day when such a concept could be put into practice, will not soon, despite the existing achievements in the field of flexible OLED-screens. The idea is simple – there is a small tube with a wire, standard connectors and speakers. At his literally wound rolled in a tube display, which is practically a slight movement of the hand can be easily turned into a laptop screen with a keyboard and large display. And with great desire in the display still appears and folding legs. We all love these concepts precisely because of what they look spectacular and much promise.

Nokia 7705 Twist

Theb Nokia 7705 Twist is a cute swivel QWERTY phone. It comes with 3-megapixel camera, 2.4-inch, 262K TFT QVGA screen, EV-DO Rev. 0, 2.5 mm headset jack, Bluetooth, HTML browser, built-in mirror, “Post to Blogs” feature and Compatible with services including VZ NavigatorSM, V CAST Music with Rhapsody, V CAST Video, Visual Voice Mail, Mobile Broadband Connect and Corporate Email. It is available through Verizon Wireless at $99.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate with a new two-year customer agreement.

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Published in: on November 14, 2009 at 1:37 am  Leave a Comment  

Transparent Phone

Window Phone – concept phone On one hand, clear conceptual phones already, so this is not just the first, but on the other, the so-called Window Phone has one impressive feature – its transparent housing varies depending on the weather! Thus, in the sunny days, the screen will be completely transparent, on a rainy day it will appear «virtual» drop, but it is covered with frost frost. Ie translucent screen will look like as well as present a window into a variety of weather. I do not know how it will be practical, but at least, very original! 🙂

Published in: on August 28, 2009 at 3:51 am  Leave a Comment  

BSNL WiMax in India Soon

The BSNL WiMAX tender has been cancelled. According to sources, India’s state-owned fixed and mobile operator is now looking at putting in place new terms and conditions for another tender.

The original tender was dogged by controversy with BSNL facing allegations of non-transparency in the bidding process to select its WiMAX franchisee partners.

More than 20 companies made a bid earlier this year to act as a WiMAX partner to BSNL in a number of ‘circles’ (or regions) across India. Five of the companies believed to have made the BSNL shortlist, however, were said to be ‘fake’ in that they were not really individual entities at all. Each, for example, had identical corporate details, including the same date of incorporation and even the same email contact address. The five companies in question were: WiExpert Communications, SV Telecom Systems, Digitelco Communications, Spectrus Communications and Technotial Infoways.

Moreover, according to local reports, each of the five companies was floated by Sanjay Kapoor, who is said to be a ‘confidant’ of A. Raja. Raja was India’s telecoms minister prior to the country’s federal elections last month. The five companies were also believed to be staffed, in part, by relatives of Kapoor.

Kuldeep Goyal, CMD of publicly-owned BSNL, announced last month that the WiMAX franchisee tender was still under evaluation by the original designated panel. “There is therefore no question of any allocation to any franchisee yet,” he said. “The panel will examine all aspects before selecting the franchisees and if there is found to be any discrepancy it will be taken care of. We will maintain [the] highest standard of transparency.”

But Goyal’s reassurances failed to quell the controversy surrounding the tender. There is also some speculation that the abolition of the WiMAX tender would be a necessary pre-conditions if Raja were to resume his role as telecoms minister.

BSNL is already using US-headquartered Soma Networks as a Mobile WiMAX franchisee in the three lucrative circles of Gujarat, Maharashtra (including Goa) and Andhra Pradesh. Under the franchise arrangement, Soma pays for the WiMAX kit in exchange for access to BSNL infrastructure (such as tower sites and backhaul facilities) and a revenue-sharing deal on WiMAX services. Soma struck a 70-30 revenue sharing deal with BSNL in the kit-maker’s favour, although BSNL is reportedly considering a 75-25 revenue-sharing arrangement with franchisees in other circles.

In February this year, Soma and BSNL launched their WiMAX services in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, and has reportedly acquired more 1,000 customers in the enterprise segment.

Critics of the Soma award point out that BSNL did not issue a tender or EOI (expressions of interest) in the three circles Soma won its WIMAX concession. Soma, meanwhile, has put in a bid to act as WiMAX franchisee in other regions as part of the BSNL tender.

BSNL has a 20MHz chunk of pan-Indian BWA (broadband wireless access) spectrum in the 2.5GHz frequency band. Unlike privately-owned operators, state-owned BSNL (and MTNL) does not have to wait until the BWA auctions take place before launching commercial service. While the BWA spectrum auctions are not expected to take place until the end of this year at the earliest, the controversy surrounding the BSNL WIMAX tender means the state-owned operator’s time-to-market WIMAX advantage has diminished.

A total of 40MHz of spectrum in 2.5GHz and 40MHz in 2.3GHz band is to be made available for BWA deployment-frequency bands to which the WiMAX Forum, along with 3.5GHz, has developed global standards for WiMAX equipment.

Although 20MHz has already been put aside for state operators at 2.5GHz, another three private operators are allowed to bid for a total of 20MHz each in the remaining 60MHz of BWA spectrum made available. BSNL and MTNL have to match the highest winning bid of the three BWA licence holders to pay for their spectrum.

Published in: on August 21, 2009 at 5:06 am  Leave a Comment  

Microsoft, Nokia alliance

Microsoft, Nokia to announce alliance Wednesday New York – Microsoft, the world’s largest software maker, and Nokia, the biggest mobile phone maker globally, were to announce a partnership Wednesday that would enable Microsoft Office to run on Nokia phones, US media reports said.

Details of the alliance were announced at 1500 GMT Wed, 08/12/2009 by Stephen Elop, president of Microsoft’s business division, and Kai Oistamo, executive vice president for Nokia Devices, according to a statement from Microsoft.

Last month, Microsoft unveiled new details of its Office 2010 productivity tools, which will feature a free online program to counter similar programs already available from Google and other competitors. The final version of Office 2010 is due next year.

Sales of Office software are a mainstay of Microsoft. The Office division has earned profits of over 9 billion dollars in the first three quarters of fiscal year 2009, on sales of 14.3 billion dollars.

Microsoft has said that Office 2010 documents have the ability to be displayed on a variety of mobile phones, CNET news reported, expanding the company’s reach from the traditional PC market to the internet and mobile devices.

Published in: on August 21, 2009 at 5:06 am  Leave a Comment  

Faster and more secure: The benefits of switching to Windows 7

Faster and more secure: The benefits of switching to Windows 7Berlin – Windows 7 won’t be available in stores until October 22, but Microsoft has already announced various pre-ordering options for the replacement to Vista. To lure users into making the jump, the company is promising that anyone who buys a new computer now with Windows Vista versions Home Premium, Business, or Ultimate will receive a copy of Windows 7 in the fall. The offer is valid until January 31, 2010.

Those interested in acquiring the upgrades must buy a computer during the promotion from a manufacturer participating in the upgrade program. Purchasers must register online with the PC’s manufacturer to take advantage of the upgrade option. Customers must also be prepared to pay a processing fee of around 30 dollars.

Users should be aware that Windows 7, including the “upgrade” versions, cannot be installed over an existing Windows Vista system. “A complete new installation of the operating system is required,” says Niels Held from Germany’s Chip magazine. Microsoft requires that step to meet the legal requirements placed upon it to ship Windows 7 packages without Internet Explorer pre-installed. Users are advised to back up their data before installation.

Held sees no good reason to wait to make the switch. “The operating system has been subjected to long and extensive testing,” he says. Windows 7 also offers firm benefits over its predecessor. The system runs significantly quicker than Windows Vista. It is also much better equipped with features and security functions.

Windows 7 is also less demanding in terms of hardware than its predecessor. “The new Windows runs without problems on devices a year or two old, faster than Windows Vista no less,” Held says.

Microsoft is offering owners of older systems an affordable update program, as well: starting on July 15 and running through mid August, the Windows 7 Home Premium E operating system can be ordered for about 49 dollars – as long as supplies last. Those supplies were indeed run through quickly for many online dealers.

Consumers unable to reel in a copy from online dealers can still try to find a reduced price copy of Windows 7 at a bricks-and-mortar dealer.

Microsoft has indicated that it will be offering discounted versions of its new operating system even after the promotion ends. Between October 22 and December 31, the full product will be offered at the price normally associated with upgrades.

Windows 7 Home Premium is priced at nearly 120 dollars, while the Professional version can be had from 285 dollars. The Ultimate edition costs 299 dollars. Just how much the operating system will cost after January 2010 is not yet clear.

Published in: on August 20, 2009 at 12:40 am  Comments (1)  

Scientists come a step closer towards building a practical quantum computer

Scientists come a step closer towards building a practical quantum computerWashington, August 10 : Physicists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), US, have demonstrated sustained, reliable information processing operations on electrically charged atoms (ions), thus raising prospects for building a practical quantum computer.

The new work overcomes significant hurdles in scaling up ion-trapping technology from small demonstrations to larger quantum processors.

In the new demonstration, NIST researchers repeatedly performed a combined sequence of five quantum logic operations and ten transport operations while reliably maintaining the 0s and 1s of the binary data stored in the ions, which serve as quantum bits (qubits) for a hypothetical quantum computer, and retaining the ability to subsequently manipulate this information.

Previously, scientists at NIST and elsewhere have been unable to coax any qubit technology into performing a complete set of quantum logic operations while transporting information, without disturbances degrading the later processes.

“The significant advance is that we can keep on computing, despite the fact we’re doing a lot of qubit transport,” said first author Jonathan Home, a NIST post-doctoral researcher.

The NIST group performed some of the earliest experiments on quantum information processing and has previously demonstrated many basic components needed for computing with trapped ions.

The new research combines previous advances with two crucial solutions to previously chronic vulnerabilities: cooling of ions after transport so their fragile quantum properties can be used for subsequent logic operations, and storing data values in special states of ions that are resistant to unwanted alterations by stray magnetic fields.

As a result, the NIST researchers have now demonstrated on a small scale all the generally recognized requirements for a large-scale ion-based quantum processor.

Through its use of ions, the NIST experiment showcases one promising architecture for a quantum computer, a potentially powerful machine that theoretically could solve some problems that are currently intractable, such as breaking today’s most widely used encryption codes. (ANI)

Published in: on August 12, 2009 at 2:27 am  Comments (2)  

CASID G555 – – Wrist Watch

Check out the CASID G555+, it is a watchphone that comes with 1.2 inch display screen, 1.3-megapixel camera, integrated audio and video player, FM radio, Bluetooth, microSD slot and a compass. The watch is removable from the band. It also has the basic functions such as calculator, calendar, memo and alarm. The CASID G555+ is running on GSM 900 / 1800 MHz and it is available at $145.28. More pictures after the break
Published in: on August 5, 2009 at 3:00 am  Comments (1)  

Microsoft closes nine security holes on “Patch Tuesday”

Microsoft closes nine security holes on “Patch Tuesday”

Microsoft closes nine security holes on "Patch Tuesday" Bonn, Germany – Microsoft released six security updates on its most recently monthly “Patch Tuesday.” The patches close up nine security holes in all, indicates the German Federal Agency for Security in Information Technology (BSI).

The holes can be found in Windows, Internet Explorer, and in the desktop publishing program Publisher, among others. They are in some cases being actively exploited by cybercrooks looking to smuggle malicious software onto the computers of unsuspecting users.

Those who have not used the automatic update function in Windows can find the patches at the Microsoft Update site (

Published in: on July 28, 2009 at 4:15 am  Leave a Comment  

Nokia Surge

Nokia Surge – available smartphone Nokia Surge is equipped with advanced horizontal QWERTY-keyboard, Bluetooth, FM-tuner, mp3-player, 2-MP camera and a slot for memory cards microSD. Smartphone has a predefined JuiceCaster application and HTML-browser with Adobe Flash for easy work with social networks and videohostingami (, YouTube, etc.). Mobile phone Nokia Surge would work in chetyrehdiapazonnyh networks and GSM networks dvuhdiapazonnyh HSDPA (3,6 Mbit / s). Price smartphone Nokia Surge is $ 79.99, subject to conclusion of a two-year contract with AT & T.

Published in: on July 28, 2009 at 4:06 am  Leave a Comment