Apple and RIM Targeted by Patent Firm in Newest Lawsuit
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RIM should have never entered the consumer market. The consumer versions of Blackberry are nothing but garbage with most consumers replacing them for an Android or some other device.
The consumer market really found RIM. As people adopted smartphone and carriers pushed them because they can make a bundle off of them, Blackberries were already around. In the "early days" there really were not that many good choices. Their current OS is just a more refined and polished version of what they have had for years
The name iPad is not an original Apple created name. The name iPad originally belonged to a device made by Fujitsu. It was a multifunction device used in retail industry for inventory checking, price verification and other functions. It was created in 2002 (years before Apple even conceived a tablet). In 2003, Fujitsu applied for the iPad trademark but discovered that the name already belonged to Mag-Tek. Eventually, Fujitsu transferred the name iPad to Apple but Mag-Tek still is a registered holder of the name.
Even the iPhone was not an original Apple created name. Who was it Cisco that was upset over that one? Proview marketed an IPAD device years ago. Thats what the suit involves at the moment in China. Proview needs money to pay off its creditors.
People are always stepping all over each other constantly in this business intentionally or by ignorance. Lawsuits are a part of it.