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Microsoft and Apple court victories force Motorola to pull out of German phone and tablet market

0. phoneArena 10 Oct 2012, 03:00 posted on

Court victories by Microsoft and Apple against Motorola Mobility that the latter could not get overturned has forced the Google owned subsidiary to stop selling Android phones and tablets in Germany; Motorola is going to focus on higher-end sales in fewer countries...

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posted on 10 Oct 2012, 03:12

1. plgladio (Posts: 313; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)

So bad, Motorola with Boot-to-Gecko in Germany :P

posted on 10 Oct 2012, 03:14

2. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


posted on 10 Oct 2012, 08:46 4

16. rf1975 (Posts: 247; Member since: 01 Aug 2011)

I am sure it is not because of patent lost. Motorola was not doing well when Google purchased it. I think this part of Google's resurrecting plan.

posted on 10 Oct 2012, 03:19 6

3. andro. (Posts: 1971; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)

Germany seems to be one of the only countries in europe to have a legal system as baffling stupid as the US in support of apple.

posted on 10 Oct 2012, 03:38 11

4. MeoCao (unregistered)

Well done Moto, never give in to those patent trolls. Moto will return to Germany with devices with new SS file system and JB which will leave MS and Apple in the dust.

posted on 10 Oct 2012, 03:38 12

5. darktranquillity (Posts: 284; Member since: 28 Feb 2012)

Thank you german courts for driving out motorola over stupid patents and thereby cutting down the jobs in your already depression stricken economy.

posted on 10 Oct 2012, 03:51 1

7. trendsbze (Posts: 6; Member since: 17 Jun 2011)

Just commenting on the "depression stricken economy" part of your statement. All the world's economy should be like Germany right now.

posted on 10 Oct 2012, 08:51

17. JeffdaBeat (unregistered)

The patent office shouldn't give out stupid patents?

posted on 10 Oct 2012, 03:48 1

6. StreetNerd (Posts: 720; Member since: 08 Dec 2010)

i rly dont understand what moto is doing in europe..... moto is dead in europe 8 years ago

posted on 10 Oct 2012, 04:03 5

8. FoneAddict (Posts: 206; Member since: 05 Jul 2011)

Germany's loss

posted on 10 Oct 2012, 04:13 7

9. anywherehome (Posts: 971; Member since: 13 Dec 2011)

great....Apple + Microsoft = pure evil
I dont! I will never give!

posted on 10 Oct 2012, 04:20 1

11. RaKithAPeiRiZ (Posts: 1372; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)

Aye for that no pennies for these Nwo creeps ....opensource all the way

posted on 10 Oct 2012, 08:41 2

15. rf1975 (Posts: 247; Member since: 01 Aug 2011)

I wonder what OS you use in your PC.

posted on 10 Oct 2012, 09:18 1

18. BattleBrat (Posts: 1147; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)


posted on 10 Oct 2012, 04:18 3

10. RaKithAPeiRiZ (Posts: 1372; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)

Germany ...what R U DOING...Germany....Stahp

posted on 10 Oct 2012, 05:18 1

12. andrew1953 (Posts: 175; Member since: 13 Nov 2011)

This is pretty incredible news.

posted on 10 Oct 2012, 05:21 2

13. 7thspaceman (Posts: 1119; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)

since this is a software problem Motorola's programmers will remove or replace the
software cause of the patent fights and also make legal efforts to pay Apple and Microsoft royalty fees to use their Patents. Microsoft probably is the easier of the 2 to make an agreement with. Motorola will come back stronger in 6 months with good smart phones that will induce people to buy them

posted on 10 Oct 2012, 07:49 2

14. nofear (Posts: 151; Member since: 22 Jun 2012)

I'd hope Google shut down every Apple's search and maps of everything about Apple.

posted on 10 Oct 2012, 12:01

19. gallitoking (Posts: 4690; Member since: 17 May 2011)

I used Google to search Motorola sales in Germany and got nothing.... so Moto will do nothing to fix this as they dont sell in Germany anyways

posted on 11 Oct 2012, 05:03

20. moroninc (Posts: 186; Member since: 14 Jul 2012)

what a bunch of patent trolls, Apple was the apprentice when Microsoft was the Bully now the apprentice is better than the Master... at bullying other companies.

posted on 11 Oct 2012, 08:48

21. Shino (banned) (Posts: 196; Member since: 23 Jul 2012)

Sorry Moto. I used to like you very much before you bonded with Giggle. Now you'e nothing, but a milking cow and just another copycat manufacturer, using the controversial Handroid.

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