RIM Sued By Firm Over BBX Trademark
Research In Motion has been hit with a lawsuit from a company based in New Mexico that claims to have trademarked the BBX name. The company is called Basis International, and it uses the name "BBx" for a software language, database, and toolset that it created. "Our patent attorney has sent them a cease and desist letter, invoking the U.S. trademark act ... requesting a response by October 31," Basis CEO Nico Spence said to Reuters. "Failing that, we'll take the next logical legal step." RIM announced earlier this week that it plans to transition its BlackBerry and PlayBook devices to a new platform called BBX (built on portions of its BlackBerry OS and QNX). RIM doesn't believe a conflict exists in the names. In a statement sent to Reuters, RIM said, "RIM has not yet received a copy of the legal complaint described in Basis International's press release, but we do not believe the marks are confusing, particularly since our respective companies are in different lines of business."
BlackBerry Weighing Move to Android
BlackBerry is considering whether or not to make a smartphone based on Google's Android platform rather than its own operating system, reports Reuters. Citing sources familiar with BlackBerry's plans, Reuters says the company is working on a slider handset that would have a touch screen and a slide-out physical keyboard for typing.
BlackBerry to Cease Monthly Updates for the Priv, Launch Trade-Up Program
BlackBerry said this week that it will no longer provide monthly system and security updates to its BlackBerry Priv smartphone. The company originally committed to providing updates for a period of two years.
Smartflash Sues Apple Again Over Newer iPhones
Smartflash, a Texas-based patent holding firm that won a courtroom victory over Apple earlier this week, is suing the company again. According to Smartflash, it was unable to include Apple's most recent devices, such as the iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, and iPad Air 2, in its initial lawsuit.
ITC to Investigate Nokia's Patent Complaints Against Apple
The U.S. International Trade Commission today said it will investigate claims made by Nokia that Apple's smartphones and tablets violate its patented technology.
Anyone can see the obvious difference.
Blackberry is the best!