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Bye Bye Blackberry

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by DRB, Nov 30, 2005.

  1. DRB

    DRB unemployed bum

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  2. ThePriceSeliger

    ThePriceSeliger Mushhead

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    I don't care, I have Sprint.
     
  3. Ridemonkey

    Ridemonkey This is not an active account

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    That sucks...RIM was started by University student in a little town near here. Rags to riches kinda deal from what I recall...oh well, I'm sure he has his money out by now.
     
  4. JRB

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    I hated my blackberry. The device, not the service.
     
  5. Tenchiro

    Tenchiro Attention K Mart Shoppers

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    Went to college but wasn't smart enough to avoid patent violations.
     
  6. Transcend

    Transcend My Nuts Are Flat

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    Have you seen the patent? It is ridiculous. Same way that the browser plugin patent is ridiculous.
     
  7. Silver

    Silver find me a tampon

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    Anyone have the gist of the patents? I'm willing to bet that they are pretty vague process patents.

    You're going to see more of this, by the way. Big firms are patenting everything under the sun just so they have a big warchest of patents ready to bargain with. It's a little like MAD.
     
  8. Tenchiro

    Tenchiro Attention K Mart Shoppers

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    I remember when the right click process was patented. Around the same time the hotlink concept was.
     
  9. Transcend

    Transcend My Nuts Are Flat

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    Ya, businesses and the us patent office are out of control.

    Silver: they are indeed process patents. I believe it is the whole idea of "push" technologies. IE you get your email basically forwaded to the phone, without the phone needing to poll the server.