Earlier today, Apple announced 'The New iPad' at their highly anticipated media event. Despite conflicting rumors regarding the name of the actual device, it has not been made evident what the device will in fact be dubbed other than the reference to it as 'The New iPad'. Below we've highlighted and gone into relative depth about the new features that have made their appearance in the new iteration of the iPad.
Electronics manufacturer Nokia stepped up its case against Apple today by filing a complaint with the United States International Trade Commission alleging patent infringment on Apple's part in nearly all of Apple's mobile phones, portable music players and computers. The complaint accuses Apple of infringing on seven individual patents to help create features such as user interface and camera, antenna and power management technologies.
"Nokia has been the leading developer of many key technologies in small electronic devices" said Paul Melin, General Manager, Patent Licensing at Nokia. "This action is about protecting the results of such pioneering development."
It's sort of like putting feuding siblings in the same room, but without the hope for eventual reconciliation. Earlier this month, wireless carrier AT&T filed suit against rival Verizon over a series of Verizon commercials attacking AT&T's wireless network, claiming that the ads were "blatantly false and misleading". Late Monday, it was reported that Verizon had filed a 53-page legal response to the lawsuit, and taken the opportunity to focus the case on what it claims is AT&T's failure to commit the resources to build out its network appropriately.
You can't please all the people all the time. In a suit filed today in U.S. District Court, Nokia claims that Apple has violated 10 of Nokia's wireless technology patents. According to The Unofficial Apple Weblog, the company says the patents "relate to technologies fundamental to making devices," that are compatible with the GSM, UMTS, or 3G WCDMA, and wireless LAN standards.