Apple files new patent suit against Samsung

By on June 24, 2011 at 9:00 AM.

Apple files new patent suit against Samsung

Apple on Friday filed a new patent infringement lawsuit in South Korea alleging that multiple Samsung products are infringing its patents. “It is no coincidence that Samsung’s latest products look a lot like the iPhone and iPad from the shape of the hardware to the user interface and even the packaging,” an Apple spokesperson said regarding case. The move is the latest in an ongoing legal battle in which each company claims the other is making unlawful use of protected IP. Apple struck first back in April when the Cupertino-based technology giant sued Samsung, claim it copied “Apple’s technology, user interface and innovative style in these infringing products.” Samsung responded just one week later by filing countersuits in South Korea, Japan and Germany, and then in the U.S. as well. Both companies are thought to have grounds for legal action, but their close relationship stands to take a hit as a result of the feud; Apple is currently Samsung’s largest buyer of LCD components. More →

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Apple adds more Samsung products to copycat lawsuit

By on June 17, 2011 at 3:30 PM.

Apple adds more Samsung products to copycat lawsuit

In April, Apple filed a lawsuit against Samsung for intellectual property violations and alleged that Samsung’s Galaxy S, Nexus S, Epic 4G, and Galaxy Tab products, among others, were copycat devices that all-to-closely resembled Apple’s products. Now, the Cupertino-based firm has expanded that initial lawsuit to include several more of Samsung’s devices, including the DROID Charge, Exhibit 4G, Galaxy Ace, Galaxy Prevail, Galaxy S, Gravity, Infuse 4G, Nexus S 4G, Replenish, Galaxy Tab 10.1, and the Galaxy S II. Here’s the kicker: Apple also believes Samsung’s hardware QWERTY sporting Sidekick 4G is infringing on its intellectual property. Apple argued that Samsung has products that “blatantly imitate the appearance of Apple’s products to capitalize on Apple’s success.” Samsung responded to the original lawsuit in April and said it is “responding actively to the legal action taken against us in order to protect our intellectual property and to ensure our continued innovation and growth in the mobile communications business.” Read on for taste of Apple’s revised complaint. More →

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Sprint announces eco-friendly Samsung Replenish Android smartphone

By on April 15, 2011 at 4:40 PM.

Sprint announces eco-friendly Samsung Replenish Android smartphone

Sprint on Friday announced the latest addition to its Android lineup, the Samsung Replensih. Billed as an eco-friendly smartphone, the Replenish is constructed of recycled and recyclable materials. It will also be the first Android-powered smartphone from Sprint that will not require the company’s $10 premium monthly data charge since the carrier made the new fee a requirement. Spec highlights include Android 2.2 (Froyo), a 2.8-inch QVGA touchscreen display, a QWERTY keyboard and a 2-megapixel camera. The Samsung Replenish will launch online and in stores on May 8th for $49.99 with a two-year contract. Hit the jump for the full release. More →

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Sprint Samsung Replenish 'green' Android phone in the works

By on April 9, 2011 at 4:15 AM.

Sprint Samsung Replenish 'green' Android phone in the works

Android enthusiast blog Android Central has revealed that the rumored Samsung Replenish will soon launch from Sprint. Details on the Replenish are still slim, but the above screen shot mentions it is a “green” device powered by Android. The blog claims that the phone will be announced on April 15th and land in Sprint stores by May 5th. It’s possible that this device could replace, or is, the Samsung Rant 3, which we’ve heard is a 3G touchscreen messaging device with an eco-friendly solar rechargeable battery door. If the Replenish is indeed set to launch next Friday, we’re a bit surprised that it hasn’t yet been announced — carriers and manufacturers typically like to blow out that “eco-friendly” fluff as much as possible. More →

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Google Nexus S 4G launch imminent, Samsung Replenish coming on the 25th?

By on April 4, 2011 at 4:37 PM.

Google Nexus S 4G launch imminent, Samsung Replenish coming on the 25th?

We don’t have too much info to report for the time being, but we’re hearing that the highly anticipated Google Nexus S 4G will be launching on Sprint within the next two weeks… More →

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