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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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[MWC] ZTE Grand S3 – the first flagship device to use biometric eye reading to unlock your smartphone

ZTE just announced its first flagship of the year in the form of ZTE Grand S3. Don’t think it’s the better version of Galaxy SIII because you’d be saying or thinking profanity. This time around, it’s not the name or the price that draws customers, but a unique feature that makes ZTE a pioneer in the mobile market. Anyone who will buy this phone when it becomes available will be able to unlock it with their eyes!

 

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ZTE partnered with EyeVerify in order to get the Eyeprint ID solution and use it on an upcoming version of its flagship. That device is none other than the Grand S3, a phone already sold on the Chinese market. This smartphone is the first of a small bunch to use this technology and commercialize it on a large scale.

Basically, Eyeprint ID allows users to scan their retina by using the phone’s front camera and this could be a more secure way of keeping your phone secure when it comes to passwords. It should be better than retyping passwords while connected to unsecure WiFi on Bluetooth devices, right? The technology will also be implemented in other ZTE Grand devices and it will be integrated with mobile payment and other secure applications.

ZTE Grand S3 specs:

  • 5” 1920 x 1080 display
  • 5 GHz quad-core processor
  • 3 GB of RAM
  • 16 GB internal storage plus microSD slot
  • 3100 mAh battery
  • Android 4.4 OS.

It appears that ZTE is planning on taking the phone to other parts of the world besides Central Asia but there is no timeline as to when that will happen.

Source: ZTE