NXP Sues RIM Over Patents, Wants Triple Damages
Apr 3, 2012, 11:43 AM by Eric M. Zeman
Research In Motion was hit with a lawsuit by NXP, which alleges that RIM's BlackBerry Torch, Curve, and Bold smartphones infringe on six of its patents. NXP wants sales of the devices halted, and compensatory and triple damages. It's not immediately clear to which technologies the patents pertain.
RIM punches out a low-end Curve smartphone for Verizon Wireless. While the 9370 looks to be capable, it has a hard time keeping up with today's smartphones.
The latest version of the BlackBerry Curve is the smallest yet, but offers many of the same features found on its bigger BlackBerry brothers.
Sep 21, 2011
T-Mobile USA today announced the availability and pricing details for the BlackBerry Curve 9360. The new smartphone from Research In Motion is available to business customers via T-Mobile's web site starting today, and will reach store shelves on September 28.
Nov 23, 2011
Cincinnati Bell today announced the availability of the BlackBerry 9810 Torch. It can be purchased from Cincinnati Bell's web site for $199.99 with a new contract.
Sep 15, 2011
Research In Motion and HID Global today announced that the BlackBerry Bold 9900/9930 and the BlackBerry Curve 9350/9360 will add support for HID's iCLASS digital keys and readers within the near-field communications chip. By including support for HID's digital key readers, users of these BlackBerry devices will be able to use their phone as an identity card, such as those used to access office buildings and other controlled locations.
3.2" display 360 x 480 pixels
1,300 mAh battery
Memory Card Slot, Hardware Text Keyboard, Headphone Jack (3.5mm)
2.8" display 640 x 480 pixels
Snapdragon S2 MSM8255 processor 0.75 GB RAM
1,230 mAh battery
Memory Card Slot, Hardware Text Keyboard, Headphone Jack (3.5mm), NFC
RIM Will Soon Start Courting Buyers
Google will buy RIM for their patents and make their OS a paid app for the Android Platform.
RIM will not see the end of Q1 2013 (end of Q2 at the latest)
Apple, RIM and several others just got through outbidding Google for what was left of Nortels patents just a short while ago. They are still actively buying patents and companies like everyone else is.
Unlike Palm, RIM is such a c...