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Samsung receives a patent for a phone that docks to power a tablet

0. phoneArena 14 Jul 2013, 02:18 posted on

Based on Samsung's patent application, it looks like the Korean manufacturer is ready to take on ASUS in the niche market for phones that become tablets; the difference between the ASUS Padfone and the device in the Samsung patent filing is in the shape of the product. The ASUS Padfone is a standalone smartphone that connects to a dock on a screen to turn that screen into a tablet...

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posted on 14 Jul 2013, 13:15

53. Napalm_3nema (Posts: 2227; Member since: 14 Jun 2013)


Samsung was a blatant copycat of Apple (Modern smartphone), then Dell ("phablet"), now ASUS ("pad/phone" hybrid). Those aren't the only categories, but they are most relevant here. Stop defending them as if they aren't blatant ripoff artists.

posted on 14 Jul 2013, 07:18

24. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)


What bout apple sue Samsung? And why they deserve NFC patent when it's been out in the market for 2 yrs?

posted on 14 Jul 2013, 07:39 2

28. ajac09 (Posts: 1481; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)


yet I bet if this was apple you would way its "innoative" like there orginal iphone design and ipads which were copies of samsung and other devices..

posted on 14 Jul 2013, 14:32

57. willard12 (Posts: 1722; Member since: 04 Jul 2012)


Ummm, if Samsung has the patent how can Asus sue? This is out of the Apple playbook of COPYING things like slide to unlock and pinch to zoom. The only difference is Samsung has yet to sue over it. Maybe since Apple iOS 7 has COPIED toggles, notifications, you simply refer to them as a great artist.

posted on 14 Jul 2013, 02:35 7

2. pwnarena (Posts: 1129; Member since: 15 Feb 2013)


the revised patent law grants the rights to the first to file for the patent, not for the one who made an earlier art/product. sadly, samsung may not be sued even if asus did it first if asus did not file for the patent. samsung may even be the one to stop asus from selling a product they originally conceptualized.

posted on 14 Jul 2013, 02:42

4. Topcat488 (Posts: 1396; Member since: 29 Sep 2012)


That would be sad, but a bit funny also. I guess the Law is the law, in this dog eat dog world. Asus, must be steaming about this for sure. Hehehehehahaha.

posted on 14 Jul 2013, 02:47 2

5. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


Asus don't even need to steam about this. Yes, Asus did not file for the patent, but they were still the first to make this product, this is innovation.

posted on 14 Jul 2013, 13:16

54. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)


Patent system is out of control for BOTH APPLE/SAMSUNG.

posted on 14 Jul 2013, 02:40 1

3. FlushGordon (unregistered)


One more reason to hate the USPTO.

posted on 14 Jul 2013, 02:47 3

6. nobelset (Posts: 270; Member since: 17 Oct 2012)


Does anyone here actually read the article before commenting? Yeah, if you could, that would be great.

posted on 14 Jul 2013, 03:07

9. abcdefgh (banned) (Posts: 471; Member since: 29 Mar 2013)


^this is what you comment when.you are newbie at PA
no offence

posted on 14 Jul 2013, 05:43

19. nobelset (Posts: 270; Member since: 17 Oct 2012)


Dude I've been here for quite a while now. I think I am qualified to say my previous statement

posted on 16 Jul 2013, 23:23

68. ncarlosmiguel (Posts: 206; Member since: 14 May 2013)


I think he means you should be used to people at PA commenting without reading or comprehending the article first or you should be used to people incapable of comprehension at all.

posted on 14 Jul 2013, 05:43

20. nobelset (Posts: 270; Member since: 17 Oct 2012)


Dude I've been here for quite a while now. I think I am qualified to say my previous statement

posted on 14 Jul 2013, 02:49 2

7. spiderpig2894 (Posts: 595; Member since: 10 Jan 2012)


They do copy unfortunately. They even once said that the Samsung Galaxy should look like an iPhone to sell more and counter iPhone.

posted on 14 Jul 2013, 03:51 2

11. hung2900 (Posts: 956; Member since: 02 Mar 2012)


Stupid trick for misleading from Apple.
The comperison only said what was the better thing and why better on iPhone comparing to Galaxy S2, without any conclusion of copying or not (actually Apple cut this part intensionally, that J.K.S said cleary because of the loss against iPhone, they needed to make different to compete)

posted on 14 Jul 2013, 04:00

12. spiderpig2894 (Posts: 595; Member since: 10 Jan 2012)


It wasn't about the S2. They referred to the first Galaxy

posted on 14 Jul 2013, 07:23

27. hung2900 (Posts: 956; Member since: 02 Mar 2012)


OK Galaxy S, maybe my typo. The story is the same. Do not distort the truth by stupid statements from haters.

posted on 14 Jul 2013, 10:20

41. spiderpig2894 (Posts: 595; Member since: 10 Jan 2012)


Not really from the haters i guess 'cause I read it on the PA news in the patent war era.

posted on 14 Jul 2013, 05:05 5

15. poping (unregistered)


people who hates Samsung:

1. the competitors
2. the competitors' shareholders
3. the competitors' fanboys
4. people who were paid by the competitors to make a hate comments
5. people who think it's a fad
6. people who just hate everything and everybody

but these peeps have one more thing common, they are all "closet galaxy users"

xD

posted on 14 Jul 2013, 05:09 5

17. jo_Ny (Posts: 27; Member since: 05 Sep 2012)


LMAO Smasung is the one that was ACTUALLY caught paying people to trash competitors. Get your facts straight

posted on 14 Jul 2013, 08:24 3

34. poping (unregistered)


why would samsung need to do that? just look at the competitor's sales for crying out loud.. even their own fanboys cant save them...

posted on 14 Jul 2013, 11:00

42. jo_Ny (Posts: 27; Member since: 05 Sep 2012)


Why? Isn't that obvious? To eliminate the competition, especially in Taiwan (home of HTC) and in Japan (home of Sony). But thats not the point. The point is that Samsung WAS CAUGHT and Samsung even ADMITED. Just search for "samsung admits paying students fake reviews" and you'll see. Samung is now the worst enemy of the Android ecosystem and of all us consumers.

posted on 14 Jul 2013, 11:43

48. poping (unregistered)


sorry, but i really don't see your point. why would samsung want to eliminate something that is already eliminating itself?

posted on 15 Jul 2013, 07:20

62. jo_Ny (Posts: 27; Member since: 05 Sep 2012)


Are you that dumb or just another samsung troll? Who do you think it's the leader in sales inTaiwan and Japan?? HTC and Sony respectively.

posted on 17 Jul 2013, 00:15

69. poping (unregistered)


sooo you are an htc or a sony fanboy!!!! at least we narrowed that down to 2...

well good luck to your htc and sony...

is taiwan and japan the best they can do? hahaha...

posted on 14 Jul 2013, 14:39

58. willard12 (Posts: 1722; Member since: 04 Jul 2012)


Apple just get caught strong-arming publishers to eliminate competition and fix (raise) prices in a court of law. So, who is the enemy of consumers? Get your facts straight.

posted on 14 Jul 2013, 05:07 4

16. jo_Ny (Posts: 27; Member since: 05 Sep 2012)


LMAO nothing new here, same good old Samsung. Samsung why do you copy? Because we can!

posted on 14 Jul 2013, 06:34 1

22. Rehankhan (Posts: 323; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)


this copy thingy is getting lame every company do copy without copy there would be no innovation

posted on 14 Jul 2013, 07:40 1

29. ajac09 (Posts: 1481; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)


EVERY company copies some just do it so well you forget about the orginals

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