T-Mobile “Sides” With Samsung In Apple/Samsung Patent War

In a move similar to Verizon last week, T-Mobile has entered the Samsung/Apple patent mix by opposing Apple’s efforts to stop Samsung Galaxy product sales in the United States. T-Mobile is concerned that any order against Samsung would “unnecessarily harm” T-Mobile and its customers especially with T-Mobile counting on major upcoming Samsung product launches.

“At this late date, T-Mobile could not find comparable replacement products for the 2011 holiday season,” the company argued.

T-Mobile’s 2011 end-of-year marketing campaigns and especially those into the holiday season will “prominently feature” the Galaxy S II phone and Galaxy Tab 10.1″ tablet with T-Mobile already having ordered inventory for the holiday season.

“These investments cannot be recouped easily,” the company said.

There is obvious reasoning for both Verizon and T-Mobile to enter the fray here as they risk losing a significant portion of their LTE devices and major holiday products respectively should Samsung be ordered to stop selling Galaxy devices. Still, T-Mobile nor Verizon are really “siding” with Samsung as much as it is trying to protect their own interests in a patent war that has become borderline ridiculous.

The question of whether or not Samsung or Apple is right here seems to be less and less relevant as the calls for a complete overhaul of the patent system seem to get louder and louder. Did Samsung emulate the iPhone? Maybe. Maybe not. At this point all that Samsung and Apple are doing are wasting money that would be better served in R&D to ensure that they can push through new and better products that have as few similarities as possible.

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  • http://twitter.com/LTEstyles LTEstyles

    Now T-Mobile is never going to get the iPhone lol

    • Anonymous

      “Now T-Mobile is never going to get the Apple’s 3G phone.”
      fixed.

      • Littlesis1774

        Tmobile needs to sit down and shut up. The last thing they need to doing is getting involve with Samsung vs Apple until they get their customers back.

        • Anonymous

          Stupid, they won’t gain many customers back until the same reason they left is resolved. That situation would be the merger noone wants to play wait and see to see if it’ll go through or flop. T-mobile will gain them back if they continue being aggressive and if the merger doesn’t happen.

    • 65bus

      That’s what they said about verizon when they had that I-can’t commercial. Buy they still got it. And its funny how people think its a rip off. Kia and hyundai have been doing this for yrs. Same as ect. Ect.ect…. People are just pissed they perfected the wheel. Let it go, this will always go on!!!!

    • Tbyrne

      Not neccesarily. Many times when Big companies have disagreements, great things can come out of it. It’s called compromise. Don’t be surprised in the near future that these things will be ironed out. There’s always opportunities to make $$$$$ and these companies most definitely look to the long term.

    • Tbyrne

      Not neccesarily. Many times when Big companies have disagreements, great things can come out of it. It’s called compromise. Don’t be surprised in the near future that these things will be ironed out. There’s always opportunities to make $$$$$ and these companies most definitely look to the long term.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Micah-Madru/100001151887665 Micah Madru

    There are only so many ways you can invent the wheel, and the fact of the matter is apple didn’t even invent it. All these stupid lawsuits need to stop, we need some serious patent reform.

    • http://tmonews.com David

      This is the problem, the person who invented the table can’t sue everyone who ever made a table.

      • Bill

        In this case, yes they can and yes they are.  Samsung and other companies blatant rip-off’s of Apple technology are despicable.  Because they don’t have decent creative abilities or decent research development departments they have to resort to copying and cloning.  In many cases their copies are junk, but they con users to buy it only for the user to find out how terrible the Samsung is when it’s too late.  Or what about how Samsung will abandon Android devices instead of upgrading them to the latest Android version. Remember the Behold II?

        So what if T-Mobile loses holiday sales.  If T-Mobile hadn’t been trying to sell knock-offs they wouldn’t have had this problem.  They should have been doing more to sell original Apple products that their own subscribers have been clamoring for.  Instead they sell one junky, faulty, Android device after another. 

        So both companies deserve what they have coming to them.  

        • http://www.facebook.com/people/Micah-Madru/100001151887665 Micah Madru

          Instead of just scoffing your very comment. Can you please clearly articulate what they copied and stole that should give apple warrant to go through these legal scenarios.

        • pick2

          are you out of your mind? apple did not invented any design, they are like crazy controlling company that i am hating. Tablets were invented way years back before the ipad(huge unnecessary iphone) and the design of the iphone was already in samsung and LG devices way before. 
          Samsung devices are AWESOME!!!! fanboy and thanks to the competition we have more and more awesome devices like the galaxy line. 
          Apple is loosing and they should not be playing with fire because if android makers get all together and add all that companies (big and small) that rely on them apple will be gone in the mobile market
          and xpect that because they will begin to have problems with their new feature copied iOS 5. I dont want any company to stop producing I want peace and healthy competition, apple should stop crying like babies with every successful samsung device.

        • Anonymous

          Exactly I have remembered back then when pimp my ride was the ish they would put tablet pcs in their cars and I was like eff yeah i gotta have one but they were expensive as crap.

        • FtKnoxTMO

          The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office ruled that “Multi-Touch” describes
          how users operate the device and doesn’t deserve a trademark. Apple has had hundred of engineers file patent’s on every thing they can think, instead of building the idea.  Finally someone at the US Patent office uses some common sense in denying the trademark.  Take a look at what is leaking out on IOS 5.0, looks like half of the new features came from Android.  And if anyone thinks that the SGSII looks like an iphone4, someone needs glasses, very thick glasses.  Or a copy of Photoshop like Apple’s lawyers.

        • Mastrorj

          “And if anyone thinks that the SGSII looks like an iphone4, someone needs glasses, very thick glasses.  Or a copy of Photoshop like Apple’s lawyers.” 

          You know whats the best part about what u just said here is exactly in conjunction to what i was thinking. People that say they are the same or how it looks like an IPHONE4 are not looking at the details and are looking at it as just an object that has the same or similar shapes. If u put an iphone in a case and a SgS2 in a case on a table and at a distance look at them, u might say its the same phone(aside from the noticeable size difference) But get close up and u can see 10 or 20 differences between the two phones.

          In fact my boss who has an iphone and is into tech stuff and owns a production company saw me playing with my Sensation and goes oh u have an iphone, and im like noooooo its an htc sensation. BC he saw it at about 3-4 feet away. Had he looked closer he wouldnt said that. He didnt see the lack of a physical button in the middle, didnt see the chrome mesh ear piece at the top. He saw a flat square glass phone with a screen. AND thats hapend to me with other people saying oh u have an IPHONE when i had my SG1, SG4 and G2x.

        • Realcool2000

          How is samsung ripping off apple? They don’t use iphone os….they use android…and everyphone is either a square or a rectangle….so unless apple is planning on sueing all uses of similiar shapes they need to quit

      • Mastrorj

        Apple has to know this right? i mean it like going to walmart and buying a cheap tube tv right and seeing the same exact tv with a totally different brand name. So do u think that they still do this knowing that they are being a little ridiculous about it? And do it out of spite? Generally all phones are thin, black, made of plastic, have a piece of glass or plastic for the front of the phone. U know what they dont talk about…The backs of these phones and or the quality of materials and how they are made. IPhones as of the 4, are unibody, glass on front and back, a real metal strip along the outer rims, and a connection that is only used on Apple Products. So now looking at the SGS2 its plastic, plastic, plastic, plastic, with a removable back and chrome trim that i believe is plastic. (u know how the SG1 was, but im not sure if this is the same). ITs not unibody…so then look at the shape and the back of the phone. Apple has its logo and glass. SGS2 has Its logo on a plastic back thats removable and looks nothing like the iphone. If all apple only has in its argument that icons look the same in a grid form and a single button in the front then thats really not enough in my opinion to sue someone over.

        Maybe im stating some things that are more then obvious but lol whatever. And if im incorrect about some of the info, im sorry but i believe most of that stuff is accurate. 

  • Eric Leathers

    Funny thing is Samsung manufactures both the Galaxy line and the iPhone. Apple better watch out, the only company comparable to Samsung’s manufacturing abilities is Motorola, which is being purchased by Android. The walls are closing in on Apple, not Samsung.

    • KingKong

      Samsung doesn’t manufacture the iPhone. They simply provide memory chips and some other components. 
      FoxConn in China assembles the iPhone.

      • Anonymous

        They provide the very important aspects of an iPhone of which makes people believe its awesome. Without Samsung the iPhone will be crap. Without Samsung the iPhone isn’t an iPhone.

      • shm224 shm224

         remember iPhone is 25% Samsung.

    • KingKong

      Samsung doesn’t manufacture the iPhone. They simply provide memory chips and some other components. 
      FoxConn in China assembles the iPhone.

  • Seanmmvi

    if anything happens between now and October 12th that keeps me from getting my hands on a T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S II, heads will roll…. thats all im saying.

    • Anonymous

      LOL I’m with ya buddy

  • JBLMOBILEG1

    Man how I dislike Apple. It now makes sense to why I have a death star wallpaper that’s of Apples logo on my HTC Tmobile G2. Can they give others a break already??? Maybe Google needs to start using the patents that they acquired from purchasing Motorola and sue Apple.

  • Meagan

    Well well well.  TmobileUSA would have something to sell for the holidays 2011, if they were selling iPhones and iPads like the rest of the Tmobile world.

    TmobileUSA should work with HTC mobile, to build a mobile with the largest screen, best/fastest processor, huge rom/ram, HDMI, DNLA, best cams with LED(flash) and docks that are compatible with future HTC Tmobile designs.  Then it would stay in the lineup for a few years, if they made it worth keeping.  While avoiding any kid-like branding logos.

    TmobileUSA has everything going for them, but they keep thinking TmobileUSA customers don’t deserve the best products.

    I wish TmobileUSA would just go the extra mile and push HTC to release a killer-of-all-killer Android mobile.  Think beyond next quarter…

    • Anonymous

      “best cams with LED (flash)” should have been “best cams with Xenon (flash)” imo. Other than that I totally agree. 

    • Anonymous

      Screw HTC they suck after having this HTC Sensation I just really want to throw it at a wall because of the issues such sound fluctuation, overheating on charge, Usb port doesn’t hold the cable firmly its so loose, wifi constantly disconnects and reconnects. its horrible im glad samsung is the cretor of the Nexus because they are of higher quality known from experience.

      • Spanky

        I had a Samsung Vibrant and came very close to throwing it at the wall numerous times. Samsung is most certainly NOT higher quality than HTC.

        • Anonymous

          I had own mostly Samsung cell phones and the quality of them all havebeen great a few quirks not so many performance issues like HTC other than their sk4g when the touchscreen would turn off but it was still usable by using the trackpad.

      • Enoel69

        I love HTC…but u got me thinking there JB. I must admit..Samsung has improved immensely with the GS2 line of devices and now maybe the new Nexus. But i would love to see HTC make a killer device for Tmo just like what Meagan said. One with the new 1.5 or 1.8 GHz dual core Qualcomm MSM8960 Krate processor w/ power savings of abt 70%, 2GB of RAM and 16/32GB internal w/ a 32/64GB micro SD expansion slot, a 4.5 or 4.7 720p HD screen, a 12Mpx cam capable of 1080p HD video w/ 60fps and 3 Mpx ffc, dobly digital stereo sound/Beats audio, HDMI, DNLA ports etc. A device w/ multi bands incorporating Tmo 3G and HSPA+ 42Mbps. HTC all the pieces are out there presently…just put it together to make that killer phone for Tmo. Next up will be devices with Qualcomm S4 chips

      • Tbyrne

        I have the HTC Sensation with updated 2.3.4 Android version. My doesn’t overheat on charge. USB cable stays firmly connected. My WiFi never has disconnected. The only issue I agree with you is the sound. Mind you, I only have an issue with the sound coming from the speaker. Very shortsighted of HTC in my opinion. Speaker apps don’t help either. That’s the main reason I’m selling my Sensation and getting the Galaxy S2. I’ve had Samsung phones in the past was quite pleased with their built-in speaker. I’m sure the S2 will be no exception.

        • Anonymous

          You must have been one of the lucky ones because this is my 4th sensation but soon I shall buy the gs2 and nexus prime to add to my collection oh if only I still had my nexus s

  • Nexus what?

    its about time apple took action. ANDROID SUCKS!! IPHONE 5 BABY!!!

    • Rd

      Android has more market share then IPhone BABY. Enough said.

      • J. Williams

        Well said lol.

      • J. Williams

        Well said lol.

      • J. Williams

        Well said lol.

    • Rd

      Android has more market share then IPhone BABY. Enough said.

    • Rdotson

      You suck…. Somebody put this baby in a corner….

  • The Shick

    Its comparing apples to oranges (ni pun intended). Apple can argue that any touch screen device is a rip off. They are a bunch of babies. What about all the 3D tv’s that look the same. LG’s 3D tv looks like samsungs that looks like sony’s. The GS2′s track pad is a track pad/button, the iphone’s button is just a button. Besides, not all GS2′s have track pads. Apple needs to shut up. My wife has an iphone I have an android phone. They are both nice, but nothing to sue over.

  • Anonymous

    I don’t get why Toyota or Honda try to sue all the Korean car companies.  It seems like a lot of their cars look similar to what Toyota or Honda are trying to put out. /sarcasm

    I think patenting how a product looks is the epitome of why the patent system needs to get overhauled.  I understand that you can’t completely copy what another phone looks like, unless you’re Chinese, but there is only so much that you can do with a square phone with a huge screen that takes up 95% of the front of the device.  If apple says that any rectangular phone with rounded corners that has icons in a grid pattern when the screen is on and a button on the middle bottom of of the device is their patent, then most of the phone manufacturers are screwed.

    Next thing you know, Apple will decide to make big screen TVs and patent any TV will a bevel and speakers on the front as their design and all the TV manufacturers would be screwed.

    *pants*

    /end rant

    • Anonymous

      Besides, the iPhone kinda looks like the old Palm Tungsten T.  Not a rip off, but close enough that Palm could sue Apple if Palm were still around…

    • Anonymous

      Besides, the iPhone kinda looks like the old Palm Tungsten T.  Not a rip off, but close enough that Palm could sue Apple if Palm were still around…

  • Anonymous

    I don’t get why Toyota or Honda try to sue all the Korean car companies.  It seems like a lot of their cars look similar to what Toyota or Honda are trying to put out. /sarcasm

    I think patenting how a product looks is the epitome of why the patent system needs to get overhauled.  I understand that you can’t completely copy what another phone looks like, unless you’re Chinese, but there is only so much that you can do with a square phone with a huge screen that takes up 95% of the front of the device.  If apple says that any rectangular phone with rounded corners that has icons in a grid pattern when the screen is on and a button on the middle bottom of of the device is their patent, then most of the phone manufacturers are screwed.

    Next thing you know, Apple will decide to make big screen TVs and patent any TV will a bevel and speakers on the front as their design and all the TV manufacturers would be screwed.

    *pants*

    /end rant

  • Kue0485

    The Palm Pilot must be spinning in its grave.

    • PhantomWraith

      I was thinking the exact same thing lol. the iphone looks just like the old palm pilot lol

  • Mastrorj

    im very much an apple fanboy and supporter but this patten war is beyond stupid. Everyones already made the comparisons about how theres only so much u can do and they are right. Eventually touch screen phones will all look somewhat the same bc its becoming the industry standard. Ive had the galaxy1 gs4g the G2x and the Htc Sensation. You know that everyone of those mentioned devices all placed in a case look like an iphone. And i only say that bc random people would say “oh, u have an iphone, cool. lol cracks me up. Samsung makes a great complete device. It plays all my movie files including DIVX which is like 90% of my files. Always has one of the best screens and Cameras. Though im alittle bored with Android and kinda wanna try something else. Really my full needs are only met with a Samsung device. Im a MAC user when it comes to my computer needs and im happy that Android works so well with my mac. I hope that the new ICE CREAM SANDWICH really is a big overhaul on the OS bc we do need a fresh looking OS just to keep ourselves satisfied. 

    On a side note. I heard the that nexus prime 720p screen isnt going to be that much of an improvement? is this true? someone posted an article comparing specs and i guess from what i read that what i was lead to believing that they were saying. Can anyone clarify??

  • Mastrorj

    im very much an apple fanboy and supporter but this patten war is beyond stupid. Everyones already made the comparisons about how theres only so much u can do and they are right. Eventually touch screen phones will all look somewhat the same bc its becoming the industry standard. Ive had the galaxy1 gs4g the G2x and the Htc Sensation. You know that everyone of those mentioned devices all placed in a case look like an iphone. And i only say that bc random people would say “oh, u have an iphone, cool. lol cracks me up. Samsung makes a great complete device. It plays all my movie files including DIVX which is like 90% of my files. Always has one of the best screens and Cameras. Though im alittle bored with Android and kinda wanna try something else. Really my full needs are only met with a Samsung device. Im a MAC user when it comes to my computer needs and im happy that Android works so well with my mac. I hope that the new ICE CREAM SANDWICH really is a big overhaul on the OS bc we do need a fresh looking OS just to keep ourselves satisfied. 

    On a side note. I heard the that nexus prime 720p screen isnt going to be that much of an improvement? is this true? someone posted an article comparing specs and i guess from what i read that what i was lead to believing that they were saying. Can anyone clarify??

  • Anonymous

    Not surprised at all by T-mo’s swing.  However, it does seem that Samsung was “EXTREMELY!!!” inspired by Apple’s overall design style.  It’s understandable why Apple is as peeved as they are.  

    At the end of the day this whole debacle is a blatant example of how retarded our modern patent system is.  The only good thing about this controversy is that it’ll hopefully motivate Samsung to be a bit more different and i mean a “good” different.  Maybe it’ll cause them to evaluate their design process and find inspiration from other great things.

    • Anonymous

      All phones will end up looking like one another at some point whether its intentional or unintentional there are only so many design a phone can go through back in the day LG had made some phones that could easily be mistaken for a Moto RAZR did anyone sue? no why? because the differences are easily notable through use.

  • Charles Berry

    All I have to say is that Apple and Samsung are suing each other and they are kind of well childish.  I suppose we should have our kids sue each other because the other child in class drew a house just like the others did.  Sneaker companies should sue each other because they are all round, Mus and snow, radials…  Sony should sue everyone for making stereos with speakers in them or because they use wires/circuits to build their electronics.  Anyways the point is such if I had the money to sue all the cell phone/Electronic companies that have law suits against each other, sue them for limiting the choices that I as a consumer have the right to purchased based on my money is my money and I should be able to spend it my way.  Anyways I hope this is coherent, but I really think there should be a class action law suit filed against Apple and whom ever is trying to stifle competition.

    • Derek 21

      Competition has nothing to do with innovation and creativity if you came up with your own product as a no name and made millions, two years later a better known company made your product didn’t change anything but the software and stopped your profit gain would u not sue? This was an example and in no way saying apple/samsung is small but let’s be real . If you had it like that u would do the same

      • Anonymous

        Except that example is NOT the same case because you would be assuming Samsung’s GS is EXACTLY like the iPhone sans the software basically in terms of design. Its not the GS may have the shape of an iPhone but shapes are general and easy to replicate. Its not like Samsung is even trying to advertise it as an iPhone. The weight, Screen size, Screen tech, insides and out are all notably different. Nothing, absolutely nothing is similar between the 2 devices. 

  • Jesus.C

    Hahaha we will never get the iphone now XD

  • Jesus.C

    Hahaha we will never get the iphone now XD

    • Derek 21

      Not necessarily because if Verizon says the same thing and they sell the iPhone I can’t see the harm in protecting their pockets

    • Frigadroid

      Or the galaxy s2 lol. With that out of the way less to bitch about. We thought we got screwed with the compromised Vibrant but this would take the cake. It could get way uglier than the Christmas of 2010 froyo revolt. Gentlemen get your torches and pitchforks ready.

    • Littlesis1774

      WHy won’t tmobile just shut up. Don’t realize they losing customers

      • Anonymous

        They are losing customers due to the merger. And every company loses customers.

  • Anonymous

    Samsung did copy Apple but didn’t damage them, Apple products are as distinctive as can be, mainstream users would never mistake them.
    Apple is suing everyone else too, trying to abuse the flaws of the current patent systems to stop the competition.

    • AndroidFan

      Yeah, Apple is a joke, they are wayyy to sue happy. They sue anyone that even looks at anything they make. What a damned joke. Get a life Apple!!!!

      • Frigadroid

        Apple doesn’t care if they win. The lawsuits are all part of apple’s brilliant marketing scheme. The perception that they are the innovators and the foreigners are copycat imposters. That will be what many people believe regardless of outcome. These silly lawsuits are all part of the game for big businesses, all part of the cost of doing business. If they didn’t waste that money on lawyers and lobbying they might have to pay more tax.
        I try not to think about it to much its kind of like sausage, if you know to much about the process it turns your stomach.

  • Rdotson

    I hate Apple…. They won’t give Tmo iphone and now they want to take away the only hope Tmo has to stay afloat. I say they should not block Samsung unless they guarantee iPhones for Tmo as substitute…..

    • Littlesis1774

      Blame Tmobile not Apple. T-mobile is to busying sucking up to Android to realize that they have customers who are demanding the iphone

      • LC

        I hope you don’t honestly believe that T-Mobile doesn’t know that their customers want the iPhone…that is without a doubt the most frequently asked question we get. And they clearly know that consumers want it because A) they have addressed it numerous times and B) they know just how many people are currently using unlocked iPhones on their network.

        It’s not up to T-Mobile, it’s up to Apple.

      • AndroidFan

        The iPhone is overrated. It’s just like Starbucks, your just paying for a damned name. I’ll take my Android powered HTC Sensation to ANY damned iPhone. I could care less if T-Mobile gets an iPhone. Even if they do it will probably be missing some features.

      • David

        Its true, they know people want the iphones and they ignore it….. Nooo… wait, just realized tmobile sent out MicroSim Cards to be used with unlocked iphones, so that iphone customers can come to tmobile :) guess they do think of the iphonies

      • David

        Its true, they know people want the iphones and they ignore it….. Nooo… wait, just realized tmobile sent out MicroSim Cards to be used with unlocked iphones, so that iphone customers can come to tmobile :) guess they do think of the iphonies

    • Meagan

      Don’t blame Apple.  Tmobile has the iPhone, just not in little USA.  If TmobileUSA really wanted the iPhone, I am sure they could have sold it by now, after the AT&T exclusivity ended.

      Have you ever surfed Tmobile websites for other countries?  Maybe you shouldn’t.  Its depressing to see all the NEW best selling mobiles, that we don’t have at TmobileUSA.

    • Meagan

      Don’t blame Apple.  Tmobile has the iPhone, just not in little USA.  If TmobileUSA really wanted the iPhone, I am sure they could have sold it by now, after the AT&T exclusivity ended.

      Have you ever surfed Tmobile websites for other countries?  Maybe you shouldn’t.  Its depressing to see all the NEW best selling mobiles, that we don’t have at TmobileUSA.

      • Tbyrne

        Hi Meg. In alot of your posts, you pour heaping amounts of praise onT-Mobile strores overseas that carry the iPhone. You sound really depressed that T-Mobile USA doesn’t carry the iPhone here. I hear Europe is a nice place to live. France might even be a romantic destination for you. Have you ever thought about relocating to Europe? If so, there might be enough people around here that can chip in to get you a one way ticket to the destination of your choice. It’s up to you Meg. Or you can wait first til there’s word on whether T-Mobile’s getting the iPhone here. It’s your choice.

  • Lubbalots

    As long as we can get more Wp7 devices, I’m happy. 

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/CeeGee-Borela/100000183782060 CeeGee Borela

      on that note: OMFG Mango is out!!!!

  • Tmofan2006

    apple need to sit down wit them weak a** Iphones

  • soTechi

    Let the consumer choose what they want? Greed is what’s in Apple’s mind. Companies should compete and we’ll choose what we want. Enough said!!

  • Anonymous

    ..Sorry please delete post

  • Anonymous

    Americans would never let a ban against a product happen unless it was a direct trial of trying to copycat an iPhone and of which everyone knows the difference between the two devices and its more than enough to not be labeled a KIRFF and get banned. America may be stupid but America isn’t out of their mind stupid courts would never let a ban fly the most that could happen in off chance is a fine but thats not gonna happen

  • Anonymous

    Greater Effort by Samsung man

  • Anonymous

    Great work

  • Anonymous

    Brave Effort

  • Enoel69

    I say someone should put a stop to all these competing in courtrooms instead of in storerooms. It is ridiculous..no one should be giving patents on shapes of devices. There are thousands of OEM’s world wide and just so little ways on how Phones and Tablets could be shaped. Stop all the unreasonable law suits on shapes of devices and also on how one interacts with a touch screen device..either through touch, double tap, multi touch, pinch to zoom, swipe, twirl or use of a stylus..there are limited ways to do that, so no patents to any one Company period.

  • My2Cents

    My goodness Apple! Give it up.  Maybe all the the HD TV manufacturers should sue each other for making 50″ flat panel TV’s.  Don’t all of those look eerily similar??  ohhhhhh when I press the power button on my TV a picture comes up.. LAWSUIT!!  We make a laptop that flips open like a book.  LAWSUIT!!!  We make shoes with laces.  LAWSUIT!!

    Maybe Apple is worried about history repeating itself, and having another Windows type debacle.

  • Gabe41521

    Now that is funny! I think Apple is just scared that when they release their next craps phone it will not sell as well because Samsung clearly makes a better device

  • Manusferrera

    no matter how much you hate apple you have to admit samsung obviously stole their design and even their touchwiz is almost identical to ios (galaxy s owner)

  • Manusferrera

    no matter how much you hate apple you have to admit samsung obviously stole their design and even their touchwiz is almost identical to ios (galaxy s owner)

  • Joseph

    How could anyone not see that the Samsung Galaxy S phone isn’t a blatant ripoff of the design of the iPhone.  They didn’t try to hide it at all.  I guess if you cannot innovate copying is the alternative.

    • Anonymous

      How could anyone not see that the Joseph poster is a blatant dumbass trying to look smart. He didn’t try to hide it at
      all. I guess if you cannot properly use double negative being a dumbass is the alternative.

      • http://tmonews.com David

        No reason to call names…

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_2K5TCSPGRIQID4IWGAH7LYVMXY lubba

    Tmo, please more Wp7.  Every customer is valuable, not just the Android fanboys. 

    • Wtfdude956

      Tmobile is gonna release a 4g Windows phone soon

  • timmy

    Lol woow. Idk why people act like samsung didnt copy apple. People constantly ask me is that an iphone when i take out my vibrant. The designs are clearly similar to iphines and the touchwiz. I gotta admit apple is pretty crazy tryna stop samsung sales but i mean if someone was to copy my design without asking i probably do the same thing. It would be my money that i spent on people to come up with the ideas and concept for iphone so yeah yall be mad too if its yours.