The Lines are Drawn: Google Goes Out of Its Way to Back HTC in Apple LawsuitYesterday, Apple stunned techies by announcing a sweeping patent infringement lawsuit against HTC, the mobile manufacturer that just so happens to make Google's Nexus One and Android phones. While Apple's suit accuses a number of HTC-made phones of infringement, including HTC's Windows Mobile series, Engadget reads the tea leaves and notes that "Android sets are specifically included [in the suit] because they run Android." HTC said it hadn't even heard of the suit until it read Apple's press release and accounts in the tech press. To those who initially saw the lawsuit with HTC as a veiled way for Apple to strike back at Google, the details of the suit, to the extent they were revealed, seemed only to confirm their beliefs. While Google could have stood aside through all of this, as it was not once named in Apple's suit it has gone out of its way to issue a statement in support of HTC:Read on...
No Upgrading to Windows Phone 7 from Windows Mobile 6
The word is out. Natasha Kwan, Microsoft's
(deep breath) General Manager for Mobile Communications Business in the Asia-Pacific market
(deep breath) has announced that phones currently running the Windows Mobile 6 OS will not be upgradable to Windows Phone 7; stating "Because we have very specific requirements for Windows Phone 7 Series the current phones we have right now will not be upgradable."Read on...