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Apple spends $10 million to license patents created by Palm and PalmSource

0. phoneArena posted on 10 Apr 2013, 09:12

Apple has paid $10 million to a Japanese IP company to license some patents that were originally created by Palm and PalmSource, which created the PalmOS PDA operating system; the patents are now owned by Japan's ACCESS known as ACCESS Systems Americas, Inc.; Micrisift licensed many of the same patents back in October 2010...

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posted on 10 Apr 2013, 10:01 3

1. Johnnokia (Posts: 1144; Member since: 27 May 2012)

WebOS is the best multi tasking phone operating system.

So bad HP, just threw this priceless treasure like crazy children.

posted on 10 Apr 2013, 10:36 1

3. sprockkets (Posts: 1611; Member since: 16 Jan 2012)

That's what happens when you don't listen to your customers and keep releasing the crappy form factor pictured above.

Oh, and releasing a WM5 handset didn't help at all.

posted on 10 Apr 2013, 11:13 5

5. Hemlocke (unregistered)

BB10 is right on par with WebOS. I sure am enjoying it. It is what Android should be, but unfortunately, Android will never be as slick or powerful.

posted on 10 Apr 2013, 12:23 2

7. therealestmc (Posts: 457; Member since: 23 Jul 2012)

Yea go play with your laggy os. Bb10 is terrible.

posted on 10 Apr 2013, 12:39

8. Hemlocke (unregistered)

I'm guessing you have owned fewer smartphones in your life than I have in the last month, so go troll someone who doesn't know any better.

posted on 10 Apr 2013, 19:57

10. Penny (Posts: 1670; Member since: 04 Feb 2011)

Dammit Hem, I can't make up my mind! The new Nokia Lumia 928 rumored to hit Verizon by the end of this month, or the Z10. Any advice?

I definitely prefer the hardware of the Lumia in terms of screen, camera, speakers, and other potential goodies (super sensitive display, wireless charging). I don't need or care for a ton of apps, but I do need a good navigation app. At the same time, I can't help but just wish WP8 was built like BB10 from a core functionality standpoint!

posted on 10 Apr 2013, 10:12 2

2. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)

And more law suits comin

posted on 10 Apr 2013, 11:13 6

4. dragonscourgex (Posts: 307; Member since: 16 Jan 2012)

They licensed them. Didn't buy them. Apple is just able to use whatever tech the patent cover, without being sued for it. They can not use them to sue.

posted on 10 Apr 2013, 11:26 2

6. mrraider602 (Posts: 32; Member since: 27 Mar 2013)

Wow!! Good ol WebOs!! I owned an original Sprint Palm Pre since launch day and had it for over 2 years before I had to jump ship and get the E4GT.. And I agree, hands down best multi tasking operating system period! So disappointed Palm and HP dropped the ball on this one...

posted on 10 Apr 2013, 17:11 2

9. jroc74 (Posts: 6019; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)

I sense some freshness to iOS soon. It might be needed.

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