Monday, August 27, 2012

Girls, Are You #teamdroid or #teamiphone???

Court says Samsung stole Apple's iPhone design What does this mean if you own a Samsung phone or tablet or plan to buy one? It may mean that you can't buy a smartphone or tablet built by Samsung. Samsung has been ordered to pay Apple $1 billion in damages for copying Apple's design.
Apple Inc.'s $1 billion legal victory could mean fewer smartphone options for consumers to choose from, analysts said.

Apple lawyers plan to formally demand Samsung pull its most popular cellphones and computer tablets from the U.S. market. They also can ask the judge to triple the damages from $1.05 billion to $3 billion.

A federal jury's verdict Friday that Samsung Electronic Co. stole Apple's technology to make and market smartphones using Google's Android software sends a warning to other companies manufacturing similar devices, the biggest marketplace threat to Apple.

The jury on Friday rejected all Samsung's claims against Apple, but also decided against some of Apple's claims involving the two dozen Samsung devices at issue.

It found that several Samsung products illegally used such Apple creations as the "bounce-back" feature when a user scrolls to an end image, and the ability to zoom text with a tap of a finger.

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