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  • HTC vs Apple – Patent Showdown
    Posted on December 20, 2011 by Pure Mobile

    By Megan Fleet




    Many pro-business advocates will espouse the virtues of patents and their being upheld with patent law in the free market world. A clear comparison in the schools of thought: free market vs. controlled market is the US vs. China. The latter is known for its corporate espionage, systemic lack of creativity, and lack of respect for the rights of intellectual property. The former sometimes has the opposite problem where obscure patents and a muddy system work against entrepreneurs and fail to promote the sharing of information and technology. Strangely, the proprietary model of Apple and their inclination to sign carrier exclusive deals instead of providing carrier agnostic unlocked cell phones seems counterintuitive to this pro-business strategy they’ve pursued.


    With these polar opposites at work in the global corporate world, the HTC / Apple patent infringement case actually made me a smile a bit as it is a rare case of patent law being meted out justly and under the intent of the law. On Monday, the United States International Trade Commission ruled that as of April 19th, 2012 they will ban the import of certain HTC devices (no word on if any of these patent infringements extend to HTC specific after market phone and mobile accessories.  Leaving your valuable mobile devices unprotected is risky!  Protect your devices from scratches and blemishes with stylish top brand cases and skins accessories.


    In response, HTC released this statement to BGR via email “We are gratified that the commission affirmed the judge’s determination on the ‘721 and ‘983 patents, and reversed its decision on the ‘263 patent and partially on the ‘647 patent […] We are very pleased with the determination and we respect it. However, the ‘647 patent is a small UI experience and HTC will completely remove it from all of our phones soon.”   Discover the select accessories, such as, stylus & pens, data cables, batteries, SD micro cards, desktop chargers, earpieces & headsets as well as glider gloves all specifically designed to make your devices functionally efficient and performance rich.


    This is a ruling that was made after the July 16th decision that determined a violation of two Apple owned patents by HTC. Luckily for the device manufacturer, it appears that they will be able to side step considerable losses in inventory, research & development, and market share by implementing the required changes before the April 2012 deadline.  The latest  trend setting fashionable bags, cases and sleeves accessories express your unique style.  Make your mobile devices stand out.  Customize your look - how cool can you be?



    This post was posted in Apple, General, HTC, Politics, Smartphones, Windows Mobile and was tagged with HTC Patent, cases, Apple Patent, iPhone, HTC, Apple, Accessories

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  • By Aldo Panessidi


    While the mobile carrier options are different, the mobile device brands, their popularity, and availability are very comparable between the US and Canada. In particular the convenience of unlocked cell phones which better serves mobile consumer in North America with the freedom to choose their service provider  and subscription plan that best meets their lifestyle needs.


    So what are the trends and popularity for this year? Two words: Samsung cell phones and Android. According to research giant ComScore, Android is chipping away at the market share previously held by the beleaguered RIM’s BlackBerry OS… In a short three month period Android captured an additional 4.4% of the market as RIM dropped 4.5%.


    ComScore Report Reinforces Spiraling Smartphone Consumer Base



    Samsung's recent successes have allowed them to gain market momentum thanks to the growing of their  Samsung Galaxy SII cell phone and Galaxy Tablet.   In fact, Samsung’s smart phones account for over a quarter of the mobile devices in the US market today.  This is no paltry amount of handsets based on the newest census of users indicating a whopping 234 million Americans use cell phones. That number is only going up as premium electronic  accessories specifically designed to make your devices functionally efficient and performance rich... turn your device into a power tool.  This whole gambit of new  functionality further help make us multi-tasking masters.


    But what are they really being used for these days? This writer hazards a guess based on personal usage: most everything but talking.  And the increase in mobile device accessories, such as stylus & pens, speakers, headphones & earpieces and special glider gloves continue to highlight shifts in user behaviors.  We use them as the pocket PCs to browse Facebook (and update statuses), indulge in online shopping (after using the bank app to check account balances), fill the social calendar via texting, stream music from Pandora while running, or keeping fidgety fingers occupied while waiting in line with a quick game of Solitaire. Discover the hottest unlocked cell phones.


    As the ComScore report indicates time and again, the collective consumers are driving trends and commerce that the carriers and handset manufacturers cannot ignore.


    Mobile Content Usage
    3 Month Avg. Ending Oct. 2011 vs. 3 Month Avg. Ending Jul. 2011
    Total U.S. Mobile Subscribers (Smartphone & Non-Smartphone) Ages 13+
    Source: comScore MobiLens
    Share (%) of Mobile Subscribers
    Jul-11 Oct-11 Point Change
    Total Mobile Subscribers 100.0% 100.0% N/A
    Sent text message to another phone 70.0% 71.8% 1.8
    Used browser 41.1% 44.0% 2.9
    Used downloaded apps 40.6% 43.8% 3.2
    Accessed social networking site or blog 30.1% 32.3% 2.2
    Played Games 27.8% 29.2% 1.4
    Listened to music on mobile phone 20.3% 21.2% 0.9


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  • By Aldo Panessidi



    End of 2011 brings a mixed bag of news – Stealthware to Empowered Canadian ConsumersBefore October, the casual smart phone consumer was likely blissfully unaware of the existence of a company by the name of Carrier IQ. Thanks to researcher Trevor Eckhart, it has come to light that the stealth software company is recording keystrokes, SMS messages and other information and possibly reporting the data back to their servers. Carrier IQ’s response? Issuing a cease and desist letter to the whistleblower, Eckhart, and releasing a media alert dismissing the accusations saying that they are “not recording keystrokes or providing tracking tools.” Enjoy the freedom brought about by unlocked phones... which allow you to choose not only the service provider but the plan that best meets your lifestyle needs.
    The potential privacy contagion is rumored to be limited to certain smart phone OS’s, so be an informed consumer and review all your mobile device options. The best part is the great offerings and releases of new phones and from Apple, Blackberry, Samsung, Motorola, HTC and everything in between during the holiday season! This Holiday Season - protective accessories solutions make excellent and greatly appreciated stocking stuffers.


    End of 2011 brings a mixed bag of news – Stealthware to Empowered Canadian Consumers
    And to end on a high note, legislation may be in the works to bring greater data equality and accessibility to all Canadians. Christian Paradis, the Minister of Industry, recently made significant remarks at the International Institute of Communications Canada Conference in Ottawa that rolled out “an update on measure taken to support the digital economy in Canada […] Canadians should receive the same services wherever they live.” The implications of this could be huge, ending regional monopolies by carrier based on tower service areas. Putting the power of choice back into the hands of the consumer who could better take advantage of unlocked mobile devices creates a competitive environment to drive technology and affordable, customizable plans. Music to all Canadians’ ears!




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  • By Aldo Panessidi


    As mobile devices become increasingly integrated into our lives as an extension of the personal computer; the same threats posed to our PCs creep into our day to day mobile phone and tablet usage.


    Android OS – Application soft spots lead to potential privacy breaches


    According to a research paper released by the North Carolina State University, certain Android vendors including Motorola, Samsung, and HTC) are not following Android’s best practices for pre-installed apps.  An undesired side effect of this negligence is that those applications access to send SMS messages, wipe a phone’s data, or even read your address books. In effect, they are able to do all of the aforementioned tasks without your knowing. This is stark contrast to Apple iPhone and iPad tablet propietary applications / OS practices which may be on your list of considerations.


    As a Google prodigy, these Android vulnerabilities are not quite so present on Google phones such as the Nexus One and Nexus S. There are unfortunately some symptoms of an underlying weakness in the Android platform. This shortcoming points to an inherent flaw in the OS for its permissions-based exploits. Luckily today’s marketplace offers a variety of smart phone OS and device options.  Discover the innovative protective solutions and premium electronic accessories from the industry's most leading brands.


    Android OS – Application soft spots lead to potential privacy breaches


    Google and Motorola (now a subsidiary of the internet giant) have both acknowledged these issues. Interesting enough, HTC and Samsung have presented considerate difficulties for researchers in terms of reporting these issues. An interesting delineation between manufacturers, it may be in a consumer’s best interest to review unlocked phones for security purposes before locking into a contract with an unsecure smart phone.


    The silver lining is that it is the likelihood of these soft spots being exploited is low. This is due to the necessity of side-loading an app on the device to interface with the permissions of the pre-installed applications’ weaknesses. But buyer bewares – the potential for serious privacy infringement is there. Be an informed and engaged consumer and take precautions when downloading applications from the Android Marketplace.  Ensure that you are downloading apps from trustworthy sellers and take a few moments to read over reviews, protection, smart phone and tablet accessories and additional smart phone options at online retailers such as puremobile.com.




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  • Adobe CTO Kevin Lynch has once again reiterated that Flash works just fine on the Unlocked Apple iPhone and thinks this is exactly why Apple keeps on denying it access.  While speaking at the Web 2.0 Expo in San Francisco Lynch revealed that he thinks Apple is forcing developers to build apps natively for iPhone OS rather than one of Adobe’s cross-platform solutions thus creating a “walled garden” of applications that users must flock to the iPhone in order to use.  Lynch goes on to mention that it is “not a matter of Flash vs HTML5 as they have been co-existing for over a decade” and that Adobe is going to “continue making the best tools in the world for HTML5.”



    This speech looks like just another calculated jab at Apple and their reluctance to allow the Flash technology to be included with their mobile devices.  It is still a mystery to many why Apple will not allow Flash to be installed on the most popular mobile device in the world.  Many iPhone customers have been begging for Adobe’s Flash Player ever since the devices were released.  If Apple is not careful they may lose some of their customers to their up and coming rival Droid company’s as these devices are expected to include Flash 10.1 with the next release.  For those hardcore smartphone fans that really wish to have Flash on their mobile device the move to an Motorola Milestone Android 2.1 Unlocked Phone may be the only option if they want to have the Flash player included with their phone so that they can access more content via the web.  I know I am eagerly awaiting this release so I can view streaming content on my handheld device from anywhere in the world.



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  • In a recent announcement Apple mentioned that they are finally set to bring multitasking to the iPhone OS 4.  One of the biggest complaints from iPhone users has been the lack of multitasking that users of other smartphones have recently been able to enjoy.  Apple says they have finally been able to figure out how to implement third party multitasking without hurting performance or battery life.


    Apple Cell Phones


    To get the new multitasking feature to work you just double click the home button to see a list of your apps and then you can just tap to switch between the apps that are running.  The new system actually runs the services apps need in the background which means the apps do not need to do this themselves.  While this does not make it true multitasking it is still very effective in getting the job done.


    There are seven services that the new system can run in the background.  These services include background audio, Voice over IP, which means you can receive calls in the background, locations services for GPS and social networking, push notifications, task completion so that you can finish downloading in the background and fast app switching which allows apps to sleep and resume instantly.


    The one service that is notably missing from the new operating system is the ability to manage a conversation using IM or Twitter.  This might be a big omission for some people but the vast majority of iPhone users should be pleasantly surprised  with the effectiveness of this new iPhone OS update.  One downside to the latest update is that this new OS will only be available for the 3GS and 3rd generation iPod Touches.  The 3G and below will not be able to support the new OS due to a hardware limitation.



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  • With the recent announcements of the iPad and iPhone OS 4 it looks like Apple is set to announce what many people have been speculating for a while.  While recently answering some emails it appears that Steve Jobs has confirmed that the first generation iPhone will not be getting an upgrade to the iPhone OS 4.  It makes a little bit of sense considering that Apple’s subscriptions accounting model for the original iPhone only accounted for free upgrades for 24 months.


    Even though Apple does have this 24 month upgrade policy in place it is just a matter of paperwork and could be easily corrected.  At the least Apple could allow for an iPod touch style paid upgrade since the first generation iPhone essentially uses the same hardware as the newer devices.  As much as I would like to see Apple offer this upgrade to the iPhone OS 4 it does not look like it is going to happen.


    Apple Cell Phones


    This is a real shame that Apple is not willing to allow their original customers to upgrade to the new operating system when it appears that it easily could allow it.  Essentially Apple is dead ending a $400 phone 3 years after it was released and forcing loyal customers to go out and purchase an updated iPhone if they wish to use all of the features that are associated with iPhone OS 4.


    Of course this is all unofficial at this point but with each passing day it looks like this will be the case.  Hopefully you are not one of the unlucky few who have the first generation iPhone and are looking to use the iPhone OS 4.



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  • Verizon Wireless recently announced that it will open its own mobile phone applications store on March 29th.  The announcement was made this week at the CTIA Wireless convention in Las Vegas.  This is an interesting move by Verizon as they are entering an already well established market.  Rival companies such as Apple and Google currently already operate their own versions of app stores for the iPhone and various Android based phones.



    The aspect of the Verizon app store that is going to be different and hopefully will differentiate Verizon from their competitors is the ability to pay for apps using your cell phone bill instead of having to create a new account for the app store.  Currently the way the other app stores works is that a consumer will need to set up an entirely new account to use with the app store and are billed separately.  With Verizon’s new store users will be able to make purchases as they please and will just see the charges appear on their monthly cell phone bill which will make paying for the new apps a breeze from your unlocked cell phone.
    With big name brands already entrenched in the mobile app store market it will be interesting to see how Verizon makes their initial splash.  I will be interested to see how the ability to pay for the apps with your monthly cell phone bill will be received by current Verizon consumers.  It certainly does seem to make it much easier to browse the app store and make purchases when all you need to do is confirm your purchase.  However, after an initial account set up this is how the other app stores work so there will not be that much difference between the three big app stores.



    This post was posted in General and was tagged with Verizon Wireless, unlocked cell phone, iPhone, Google, Apple

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  • One of the more exciting booths at the recent CTIA Wireless convention in Las Vegas was the booth set up by AT&T.  AT&T took advantage of the CTIA Wireless convention to showcase the new U-Verse mobile service and the corresponding app.  The app that is set for release on the Apple iPhone will allow customers to watch content from their U-Verse DVR home setup directly on their mobile device.  Customers will also be able to browse television schedules and set recordings for their home DVR.  Then those videos can then be streamed to either a mobile phone or a connected laptop.


    AT&T has long allowed customers to remotely program their DVR but not the carrier is showcasing the streaming capabilities of the U-Verse Mobile service.  While pricing and specific availability for the new U-Verse app have not been released AT&T has made it clear that the app will not be exclusive to the iPhone.  This service is expected to be released later this year and is sure to be a hit with all of AT&T’s U-Verse subscribers.



    AT&T’s new U-Verse app is just another example of the fantastic advancements we are making with our mobile devices.  It should be pretty amazing to have the capabilities to record your favorite television shows or movies in your home and be able to take those programs with you wherever you go with your mobile device.  This can be the perfect app for those of us who are regularly on the go and do not have time to sit around and watch television.  We can just record the shows that we would like to see and watch them whenever we want wherever we want on our unlocked mobile devices.  This is one of the newest apps that I am really looking forward to its release.



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  • iControlPad for the iPhone
    Posted on February 26, 2010 by Pure Mobile

    It looks like the new iControlPad for the iPhone has gone into production.  This will allow everyone to enjoy a their games for the iPhone a bit easier as you will not have to any longer worry about the touchscreen to control your games.  The new controller will be available in two different models.  One will have an internal battery that you will also be a will to charge your phone with and another one that will be less expensive and will not have the battery.  Other than that they will both have the same game controls.  It will have the two analog controllers as well as the typical ABXY buttons and of course the selected start button.  There is no release date yet, and so far, no one is quite sure how much this is going to cost.


    This comes on the heels of the announcement on February 24 that Apple iTunes had its 10 billion songs downloaded.  This is a culmination of seven years worth of songs being downloaded, and the rate that we have seen people using iTunes means that we will probably see the 20th billion download for years from now.  Apple recently acquired Lala, which is an online music streaming company.  This company has enabled users to be able to download a track free for the first time and only charging $.10 per track of their unlimited streams.  This may be a way for Apple to hit that new milestone fairly quickly especially with their iPhone unlocked cell phone users.


    Apple iPhone 3GS 32GB Black Unlocked GSM Cellular Phone


    In other iPhone news, iTunes recently removed over 5000 apps that were deemed to be offensive.  This came as a response to the many complaints from women that found much of the content to be very degrading.  This is also are sponsored to the numerous complaints from parents that were not very happy with some of the applications that their children were able to have access to.  There was a rumor that Apple was going to have an explicit content area to be able to satisfy some of the complaints from the developers who are losing thousands of dollars a day.  This seems to be a rumor as no response has been forthcoming from Apple.  Apple does not seem to want to deal with explicit applications and wants to keep their app store much more family-friendly.  They did introduce some parental controls, but it seems as though the number of adult rated apps were far more than what Apple was comfortable having.



    This post was posted in Accessories, Apple and was tagged with iControlPad, Apple iPhone 3GS, iPhone, Apple

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