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Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by DRB, Nov 30, 2005.
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I don't care, I have Sprint.
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.
I hated my blackberry. The device, not the service.
Went to college but wasn't smart enough to avoid patent violations.
Have you seen the patent? It is ridiculous. Same way that the browser plugin patent is ridiculous.
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.
I remember when the right click process was patented. Around the same time the hotlink concept was.
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.