Creative Lawsuit against LG HTC Samsung Sony ZTE Lenovo Motorola Blackberry

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Creative is suing LG HTC Samsung Sony ZTE Lenovo Motorola and Blackberry. Why SumGuy and what is this Creative lawsuit about? I will circle back to that in just a bit, first and foremost lets respond to the unasked question majority of you are asking; Who the hell is creative? well little Timmy, the ill-fitting name belongs to a Singapore based outfit that designs and makes computer peripherals mostly in the audio realm e.g. headphones, microphones, audio players etc. Ring any bells? no? didn’t think so. They were popular back in the wild days of late 90s and have been stuck in their little bubble for a long time now. empty pockets

Now back to the question of why the lawsuit, and why against such a massive list of the who’s who of Android OEMs. Most likely because their coffers are beginning to run a little low for their tastes thanks to being utterly mediocre.  Creative has filed the lawsuit with the ITC ( US International Trade Commission ), claiming that all the OEMs are stealing their basic design and infringing on their patent that allows a mechanism to show hierarchical categories and songs.  Yes. Creative is saying they invented displaying things in a hierarchy based menu.

Creative is asking ITC to ban all infringing devices in the US. That’s a LOT of phones. Unfortunately for everyone involved in this lawsuit, creative already took Apple to court for this exact thing for their IPOD line of audio players and won 100 Million USD, making this current lawsuit a practical slam dunk. Sadly for Creative unless some of the players decide to settle they wont be seeing the money for a while. ITC isn’t known for its speedy resolutions. We will all see this trickle down to some money in Creative’s pocket over time.

List of the Company and their US subs that are being sued by Creative:

  • ZTE Corporation of Guangdong, China;
  • ZTE (USA) Inc. of Richardson, TX;
  • Sony Corporation of Tokyo, Japan;
  • Sony Mobile Communications, Inc., of Tokyo, Japan;
  • Sony Mobile Communications AB of Lund, Sweden;
  • Sony Mobile Communications (USA), Inc., of Atlanta, GA;
  • Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., of Seoul, Republic of Korea;
  • Samsung Electronics America, Inc., of Ridgefield Park, NJ;
  • LG Electronics, Inc., of Seoul, Republic of Korea;
  • LG Electronics U.S.A., Inc., of Englewood Cliffs, NJ;
  • LG Electronics Mobilecomm U.S.A., Inc., of San Diego, CA;
  • Lenovo Group Ltd. of Beijing, China;
  • Lenovo (United States) Inc. of Morrisville, NC;
  • Motorola Mobility LLC of Chicago, IL;
  • HTC Corporation of Taoyuan, Taiwan;
  • HTC America, Inc., of Bellevue, WA;
  • Blackberry Ltd. of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada;
  • Blackberry Corporation of Irving, Texas.

Source ITC.


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BlackBerry Priv available in India at the end of the month

BlackBerry Priv is available on the Indian market starting today. It is already available in North America, in some European countries and a few Asian nations. Now, you can add India to the list. The phone will be available for purchase starting January 30th.





If you are looking to buy the phone in India, you should know that you will be paying 62,990 INR (that’s around $900, ouch!). No news on where exactly the device will be available. As we all know, India is a large country, but soon we will find out which stores are selling the device.


Source: Inside BlackBerry



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Blackberry is finally releasing its Priv device to more US carriers and it will be available via T-Mobile, after it was a short-lived AT&T exclusive. Blackberry Priv is the company’s first Android-run device and it stays true to its design origins with a physical keyboard.


Blackberry Priv



This is the basic device you all know from Blackberry and AT&T. Its spec list is comprised of the following:

  • Snapdragon 808 processor
  • 3GB of RAM
  • Android 5.1
  • 5.4-inch curved 1440p AMOLED display.


The device has some security optimizations and the slide-out portrait hardware keyboard. Some of us still want to feel physical buttons when we type.


blackberry priv phone



The Priv has a spicy price on T Mobile, a price that you can spread into 24-monthly payments of $30 per month. Full price you get to pay is $719.99. You can either buy the device by paying upfront, or you can settle for monthly payments.


Source: T Mobile



Blackberry Priv teaser video shows up online!

If yesterday Blackberry Priv opened its pre-registration option, today we can show you the official intro video for this Android smartphone from the Canadian company. The company has decided to give its meta-phone another shot and now it even started to promote it!




The new Blackberry Priv video shows some usual Android-working stuff but the focus remains on the Blackberry Hub and the physical keyboard. You can complete words as simple as moving a touchpad because the keypad has a touchpad function.


The Priv is close to release as speculation puts deliveries for pre-registration at about a month’s distance. The newest Blackberry device is said to sport a 5.4” QHD display with curved edges, a Snapdragon 808 processor plus an 18MP camera, all powered by a 3,410 mAh battery. It will come out running on Android 5.1.1.


The company is also making its security patches and software a point in this smartphone because, as they put it, you’re not buying just an Android device. Privacy and security are differentiating aspects in this device from all the other ones out there, so you will be able to use a suite of Blackberry-specific communication apps, a DTEK security warning system and future support.


Still no details regarding the official release yet, but we remain hopeful that Blackberry Priv will get an official launch date in the days to come.


Source: Blackberry


Blackberry Priv pre-registration open – new details revealed

Blackberry Priv is getting closer and closer to us and, in consequence, we can now start to officially speak about it. The Canadian company producing the smartphone just opened the pre-registration for this Android-powered slide phone. This could be seen as an attempt at drawing interest before launch or it could just show self-confidence from the company’s part.


blackberry priv android


If you choose to pre-register, you will officially be the first to receive information regarding the launch and availability of this “revolutionary” device. The pre-registration page also offers some new info, some new spec details even, regarding Blackberry Priv. According to this official source, the Priv will have a 5.4” display with a dual-curved screen – think Galaxy S6 Edge.


Blackberry Priv



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There is no news regarding an official launch date for Blackberry Priv yet, but that is coming soon and we will let you know as soon as we find out.


Source: Blackberry


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Blackberry Priv


Here comes Blackberry Priv, a device meant to protect customers’ privacy AND maintain the company’s heritage. This device is supposed to combine Blackberry security and productivity with a large mobile application ecosystem like Android.


This smartphone is supposed to help revenue growth by the end of 2015, but Blackberry is not giving up on its own operating system which will get an update to version 10.3.3 in March 2016. More details regarding the Blackberry Priv will be revealed in the coming weeks and its launch will happen sometime this year.


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Source: TheVerge