Apple Sues Samsung For Copying “Look And Feel” Of Its Devices

Whoa. Today is a new day for — lawsuits? The Wall Street Journal has just reported that Apple has filed a lawsuit against Samsung in the Northern District of California on April 15 (that’s last Friday) for copying the “look and feel” of the iPhone and iPad with the Galaxy S 4G, Epic 4G, Galaxy Tab (probably the 7-inch model), and Nexus S (which is Google’s flagship Android phone). A reason (one of many) to pay close attention to this case is that the Nexus S uses Android 2.3, the latest version of Android, while the other devices do not, indicating a true attack on Android as a whole (or so it would seem, right?).

Now for the irony: Samsung builds and sells chips for Apple products. A excerpt from the lawsuit is seen below:

“Rather than innovate and develop its own technology and a unique Samsung style for its smart phone products and computer tablets, Samsung chose to copy Apple’s technology, user interface and innovative style in these infringing products.”

Via: WSJ

Verizon Wireless 4G LTE MiFi Now Available Online For $99

t’s the Verizon Wireless MiFi 4510L 4G LTE wireless hotspot. Novatel’s newest MiFi (they were the first to create one, remember?) launches April 21st for $99 after a two year service agreement and rebate in retail Verizon Wireless stores with a $50 monthly service plan which gets you 5GB of data usage, with additional usage billed per gigabyte. It also contains a handy E-Ink screen for telling you battery life and signal strength, as well as a microsSD card slot to share over the network with devices that are connected to it. Currently however, the 4G LTE MiFi can be had on for the aforementioned price. PR after the jump.

Samsung Planning Monster Smartphone Chip With 2GHz Dual-Core Processing Power


According to Korean blog MK, a “high-ranking” Samsung official stated that they are “planning to release a 2GHz dual core CPU-equipped smartphone by next year.” Also mentioned was that the new silicon would “have the data processing capacities of a regular PC.” That, dear readers, would be a very accurate statement, if true. Better yet, Samsung may outsource this chip to other manufacturers. Now we just need a killer-looking smartphone with that kind of power and new battery technology — one can dream, no?

Via: MK