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Nokia has emerged victorious once again from a patent case with another company. Like Apple RIM has agreed to make a one-time payment to Nokia and then pay regular royalties. “We are very pleased to have resolved our patent licensing issues with RIM and reached this new agreement, while maintaining Nokia’s ability to protect our unique product differentiation,” said Paul…

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RIM suffered a blow today after losing a patent battle that was in arbitration in Sweden. The venue ruled  ”RIM was in breach of contract and is not entitled to manufacture or sell WLAN products without first agreeing royalties with Nokia,” In a statement Nokia said: Nokia and RIM agreed a cross-license for standards essential cellular patents in 2003, which…

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We know Blackberry is currently circling the drain, and has refused offers by Microsoft to license Windows Phone. This has however not stopped Yanko Design from imagining what such as Blackberry Windows Phone would look like. The Blackberry Wind (which signifies the “Wind of change” and the new OS “WINDows”) exemplifies elegance and sobriety, featuring a unique Industrial Design, including…

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RIM has admitted that the company could not survive on their own, and needed to license out their OS to more nimble companies. “We don’t have the economy of scale to compete against the guys who crank out 60 handsets a year,” CEO Heins said. “We have to differentiate and have a focused platform. To deliver BB10 we may need…

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All Windows Phone 8 handsets will come with Trusted Platform Module (TPM) chips, which will oversee the secure boot process and guarantee the security of the rest of the system. The integrity of the system can also be evaluated by a remote service before granting it access to resources. This process called Remote Attestation will make a Windows Phone 8…

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The news that RIM was pushing out their new, modern OS even further into Q1 2013 has left many Blackberry fans fuming and vowing to leave, often never to return. According to a poll at Crackberry.com, the leading Blackberry community site, out of 10,123 votes at the time of writing, a full 52.33% are planning to buy handsets from other…

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Information Week reports that Microsoft has approached RIM earlier this year proposing a Windows Phone partnership, but that the offer was rejected. The talks occurred after RIM co-chiefs Jim Balsille and Mike Lazaridis were forced out in January and would have seen RIM drop their OS in favour of Windows Phone. RIM in the end decided to go it alone.…

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Taking our minds for a minute of Nokia’s woes, it seems the results of RIM’s strategic review, undertaken by JP Morgan and RBC Capital, is in, and the board is soon to be confronted with some stark choices. The Sunday Times reports that RIM may either sell of a large portion of the company to Microsoft, or split the company…

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