Phones … porn … what’s the difference? Vivid Entertainment, a porn studio that calls itself the “leader in adult entertainment,” has issued a cease and desist letter asking HTC to stop using the “Vivid” moniker on its new smartphone. Vivid Entertainment has threatened to file a lawsuit against HTC if the company doesn’t change the name by Monday. “We are reviewing the complaint and don’t expect to have any further comment until it is resolved,” HTC told The Verge. The Vivid recently launched on AT&T as one of its first 4G LTE smartphones; be sure to read our full review for the low down on this sleek new smartphone. More →
If you were just about to rock and roll with some leaked FroYo on your Motorola DROID X, you’re going to have to search a little harder. We’ve updated our units, but Motorola just shut down the fun by sending MyDroidWorld, the site that leaked and hosted the update, a nice warm cease and desist email. No reasoning behind the move — whether our phones are going to instantly crumble into pieces or just because there are unfinished components in the leaked ROM — but we’re not too far away from a official release at this point anyway. Did you guys get your update on before the takedown?
After compiling and posting ROMs for hundreds of smartphones — from HTC, RIM, Motorola, and more — Conflipper is throwing in the towel and no longer updating his popular Shipped ROMS website. The decision is part of a compromise negotiated with HTC following a Cease and Desist letter from the handset manufacturer over these publicly available ROMs. As part of the agreement, Conflipper is permitted to keep all current ROMs on his site but is forbidden to upload any new ones. Rather than go head-to-head with the handset giant, Conflipper announced, in a blog post, that he is begrudgingly accepting this agreement and leaving the PPC community to pursue other interests. More →