AT&T Sues LG, Samsung, Others Over LCD Price Fixing
AT&T has filed a lawsuit against a number of companies that manufacturer liquid crystal displays and alleges that the companies named have consorted to raise and fix the prices for displays used in electronics such as mobile phones. The companies sued by AT&T include LG, Samsung, Sharp, Chunghwa and AU Optronics. AT&T says it has purchased some 300 million mobile phones from the companies involved at inflated prices due to the scheme. The lawsuit was filed in San Francisco.
Motorola Loses Appeal Over LCD Price Fixing
Motorola lost its appeal in a court case regarding a price fixing scheme for mobile phone displays. The company wanted to hold foreign firms, including AU Optronics, liable for overcharging Motorola's foreign suppliers.
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Andy Rubin's Essential Sued Over Magnetic Connector Tech
A company called Keyssa has filed an intellectual property lawsuit against Essential, the maker of the PH-1 smartphone, backed by former Google exec Andy Rubin. The lawsuit pertains to magnetic wireless connectors that can pass information and current from one device to another, such as the magnetic module accessory system used on the PH-1.
try to crack/break your pdaphone screen.
and it will cost you over 150$ to replace LCD! you tell me is that price fixing or not. over 150$ just to replace a 2.8" LCD screen? you can get a 19" LCD monitor for 150buk!
If that isn't the pot calling the kettle black...
flip mode said:
at&t knows good and dang well it does the same crap with the other carriers yet it chases other people down for the same thing.
well who better to break someone else's scheme. Then they know a...
This is nothing new...
...major component manufacturers have been doing stuff like this for EONS.
And keep in mind AT&T might be doing this just to get pricing considerations from said manufacturers. I doubt it ever goes t...
all the while
they price fix and they know it
Uhhh...is this a smart thing?
How smart is it to sue the folks who manufacture phones that you use on your network? I am not a pro at business relations...but is this a good thing?
While I don't know if this is the case, it's entirely poss...