Motorola Android Devices Face Ban from US ITC over Microsoft Patent Dispute

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    It seems that all the lawsuits against Android are beginning to gain traction and cause problems. According to a new report, several older Motorola phones have now been banned because of a Motorola patent dispute with Microsoft. The actual phones named in this new development have not been released; however, here's a quote with some details, followed by a list of phones that could end up being banned,

    • Motorola's Atrix
    • Backflip
    • Bravo
    • Charm
    • Cliq
    • Cliq 2
    • Cliq XT
    • Defy
    • Devour
    • Droid 2
    • Droid 2 Global
    • Droid Pro
    • Droid X
    • Droid X2
    • Flipout
    • Flipside
    • Spice
    • Xoom

    Here's a quote detailing the public responses to the ongoing legal battle,

    Source: TechRadar
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    How can they ban half of those phones? They've been end of life for a while.
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    I'd like to know exactly which Microsoft patent these specific phones violate. Probably nothing, Microsoft just thinks they own a patent on everything tech related.
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    Doesn't really affect all that much if these are the only models. Like tjk said, the models listed hit end of life sometime ago.

    Although it does mean my old D2 might now be a somewhat of a collector's item.
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    I too would like to know which patent it was. Also, why only Motorola. Did the other phone manufacturers get a licensing deal?
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    The OP does mention that other Android phone manufacturers aside from Moto had worked out a licensing deal, so to answer your question - yes, apparently they did.
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    Patents mess is bogus. This is CNN.
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    I'm curious whats different about the Bionic and RAZR. And Atrix 2. And Droid 3 and 4. And Photon...lol. I keep remembering phones right before I hit Post...
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    Let's see.

    The Photon has a Tegra 2 CPU and a kick stand. Also runs WiMAX. I think this is the only Moto phone that does it.

    The rest of them run TI OMAP 4430s running between 1-1.2GHz.

    All have 1GB of RAM, except the D3 which has 512MB. All have 4+" qHD resolution displays.

    I think the RAZR is the only one with the Super AMOLED Advance display.

    The D4 and RAZR don't have removable batteries, and have 1.3 FFCs that can do 720p video recording. The rest just have VGA FFCs.

    All of them have 8MP rear cameras, and all should have 1080p video. At launch the Photon didn't, but it was supposed to get it in an update.
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    lol..I meant what's different about them that they aren't named in the lawsuit. Excellent breakdown btw....