Patents are very important — they help the small guys with really great ideas protect themselves. They give those people and companies a real chance in a world that’s dominated by large organizations that build their business on stealing great ideas. That said, holding a patent isn’t a sure-fire way to protect yourself, but it certainly helps.
When large companies use their portfolio of patents to squeeze out competition, however, it really should be considered anti-competitive. A good example of how patents shouldn’t be used is how Apple is trying flex their muscles to HTC, which is infringing their generic “multi-touch” patent. Thankfully for HTC, Google is on their side, and won’t let Apple have their way.
Most people would agree that the patent system is broken, and something has to be done about it. Most companies play nice, and don’t threaten legal action — in fact, patents are used as the proverbial “First!” in a lot of cases — bragging rights. Apple, for instance, has lots of patents that are really cool — like the one that makes tactile user input possible on a touch screen.
Perhaps Apple is afraid that they will not be able to innovate past multi-touch, and protecting their patent is the only way to ensure their future success.
HTC Touch2 is a mid-budget 3G capable smart phone kitted up with variety of groovy features and stylish design. It is backed by Microsoft Windows Mobile 6.5 Professional operating system and Qualcomm MSM7225 528 MHz processor. It seems HTC Touch2 has decided to rock over the Smartphone market by dominating other brands’ handsets.
HTC Touch2 is a very lightweight device as it has only 110 grams weight and casing measurements are 104 x 55 x 12.9 mm. The front section of the phone is seized by the 2.8-inches TFT LCD touch screen showing up to 65k colours and the resolution is 240 x 320 Pixels. Few immaculate features include Multi Touch Input Method, TouchFLO finger swipe navigation and Touch-sensitive zoom bar.
The widget comes featured with 3.2 megapixel camera which is very easy to use and users can easily take pictures and record videos by it. Although it doesn’t have excellent functions but still it is an average quality camera. On the connectivity front, there are several of advanced choices namely 3G HSDPA, HSCSD, WLAN Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Micro USB, GPRS & EDGE. The embedded memory of the gadget is 256 MB RAM and 512 MB ROM memory and if users want to expand it then there is a card slot option given in the phone. Built-in GPS navigation feature with A-GPS support will help the users to be on right track when they are on the move. Pocket Office feature is also there which allows managing documents in different formats like Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, PDF viewer.
HTC Touch2 offers communication in many ways and some of them are Text Messaging, Multimedia Messaging, Instant Messaging, Email, Push Email & Live Messenger. Keeping in mind users’ entertainment requirements, HTC has given music player and video player which can playback MP3, MIDI, AMR, WAV, AAC+, eAAC & WMA music files and MPEG4, WMV, ASF, 3GP,3G2, M4V & AVI video files.
As you know google Android is the mobile phone OS which has a very high trend to be popular. many major mobile phone manufacturers has announced their newest phones with Android OS. in current situation Samsung,HTC and Motorola are pioneers of this trend. but LG was silent and they launched only one phone with Android OS.
But this January LG announced about their newest phone LG GT540 with Google Android OS. it’s a mid range full touchscreen phone which has lots of new features. they haven’t specified it’s touchscreen size yet but i assume it may be 3.2 inch. also this phone has 128MB built in memory and supports up to 32GB memory cards. LG GT540 is a 3G phone which supports 3.6MBP/s HSDPA.
It also has bluetooth and wi-fi. this phone has a 3.15mp camera which supports video recording as well. even LG GT540 is a 3G phone video call is not available in this phone. LG GT540 comes with many social networking and other great applications like youtube.
Long-time readers will know, by now, that when I see a phone I want, I really have trouble shutting up about it. I was exactly like this before the Sony Ericsson X1 got released, and I didn’t shut up about it for months (until I actually bought one, in fact). You will also know that the phone I’ve currently got my sights on is the HTC HD2, and as such I, once again, cannot shut up about it. Hell, look at it this way: it must be a good phone; it even stopped me wanting the Sony Ericsson X2, the other phone I’d been mitering about for months…
It is, as I have said many, many times, an awesome beastie, and according to Pocket Now, it’s going to get even more awesome in the future.That’s because, apparently, it’s going to get an official update to Windows Mobile 7…
Now, for anyone who isn’t up to speed on Microsoft happenings, WinMo 7 is going to be their full, next-gen version of the mobile OS. As they’ve always said, WinMo 6.5 is merely a stopgap, a new incarnation of the current Windows Mobile environment. If you’re talking next-gen, all-the-stops-pulled-out awesomeness, Windows Mobile 7 is where it’s at, baby.This is exciting, because I already think WinMo 6.5 is the canine’s conkers. Sure, it’s not perfect (as iPhone and Android fans are quick to point out), but it’s far from being a dead OS (as iPhone and Android always, and I do mean always, keep telling me, usually whilst calling me backwards for liking WinMo). It really is powerful, and the only real issues with it are the bits where the interface is, admittedly, showing its age.But that doesn’t make it a bad OS. If you prefer Android, then fair play to ya, but I prefer using WinMo, so deal with it…
So, based on the fact I already like WinMo 6.5, and on the fact that WinMo 7 will be even more brillianter, when the HTC HD2 does get an official update to version 7 (the confirmation apparently coming from HTC’s own Twitter feed, saying it will happen), it could well become the most incredible, powerful, and downright mind-blowing smartphone that has ever existed.I think it’s not unfair to say that when that happens, as well, it will enter the all-time great phone hall of fame, and will remain the best phone ever made for some time to come.But then, it doesn’t run on Android, so I know at least 50% of the people reading this will hate me and call me backward for saying that…
MyPhone’s phone-finding capabilities will work even when the smartphone has been turned off, according to Sloan. Microsoft can use GPS to locate a missing phone, and then “wake it up” remotely.Microsoft is offering
the phone-finding service free of charge for the first month. After that, the user will be charged $4.99 per incident.
Microsoft smartphone partners are expected to deliver about 30 new Windows Mobile 6.5 devices by the end of 2009, including and Toshiba shown for the first time at a Microsoft Open House in New York City today.The 30-or-so Windows Mobile 6.5 smartphones will be sold in approximately 20 different countries, said Robbie Bach, head of Microsoft’s entertainment and devices division, speaking at a Microsoft open house.
Windows Mobile devices getting first-time looks encompassed the HTC Tilt 2 from AT&T, the HTC Imagio from Verizon Wireless, and an as-yet-unnamed device built by Toshiba and anticipated for sale in the Japanese market.
In his keynote, Bach suggested this kind of hardware diversity is a key selling point for Microsoft in its struggles with Android, iPhone, Palm, and others for greater consumer mindshare. Apple’s iPhone, after all, has been available in very limited form factors, and the same has held true so far for Android phones promulgated by Google. Bach noted that while some users like large touchscreens, some practically can’t live without keyboards, and others prefer slider architectures that give them a choice of using a keyboard.
True to Bach’s words, the Windows 6.5 smartphones displayed later in the day — hung in and around artificial trees in a mock treehouse set up for the occasion — sported a variety of different form factors. Although pre-loaded this time around with Windows 6.5, the Tilt 2 looks and feels quite similar to the original Tilt, a device known for its slider architecture, powerful speakers, and solid video performance. While it’s about the same size as the Tilt, and its screen size is a comparable 3.6-inches, the Imagio seems slightly thinner, and lacks a slideout keyboard.
The as-yet-unnamed smartphone from Toshiba — so far codenamed the TG0I — boasts a much larger screen, estimated by one Microsoft rep at 4.2 inches. But it also lacks a slider. Windows Mobile pointed to another type of differentiator for Microsoft. Microsoft’s answer to Apple’s App Store; a mobile browser based on Internet Explorer (IE) 6.0; Theme Creator; and new, user-friendly screens such as the Today Screen, for accessing e-mail, calendar items, photos, favorites, and other frequently needed items from the same place.
MyPhone’s phone-finding capabilities will work even when the smartphone has been turned off, according to Sloan. Microsoft can use GPS to locate a missing phone, and then “wake it up” remotely.Microsoft is offering the phone-finding service free of charge for the first month. After that, the user will be charged $4.99 per incident.