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Week of August 16, 2009

Microsoft Faces Additional Patent Lawsuits

EMG, on the other hand, says that products based on Windows CE, PocketPC, and Windows Mobile infringe on its patent of viewing Internet content on a mobile device. This isn't the first time EMG has filed a suit of this nature: the company made similar accusations with Apple in a previously filed suit. (Source: Tom's Guide US)
Posted Tuesday, August 18 2009 by ChrisD
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Samsung Tunes Windows Mobile for UC

Samsung and mobile unified-communications pioneer DiVitas Networks are working to make enterprise telephony functions work better on dual-mode handsets using Microsoft Windows Mobile.

Mobile UC can make cell phones work like desktop business phones on both office LANs and cellular networks, while also adding presence and instant messaging capabilities. It can save cellular minutes by shifting calls onto Wi-Fi as well as simplifying users' lives by providing a consistent set of features inside and outside the office.

But this ambitious vision is a hard fit with most mobile platforms, which weren't designed to support these features, according to DiVitas founder and CEO Vivek Khuller. The company's collaboration with Samsung will finally put dual-mode Windows Mobile phones on par with purpose-built Wi-Fi handsets in terms of battery life and Wi-Fi performance, as well as addressing some other issues, Khuller said.    (Source: Stephen Lawson, IDG News Service)

Posted Tuesday, August 18 2009 by ChrisD
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Microsoft, Nokia form alliance to rival RIM

Microsoft Corp. and Nokia announced an alliance on Wednesday to bring advanced business software to smartphones in a bid to counter the dominance of Research in Motion Ltd.'s Blackberry device.

The alliance between the world's largest software firm and the largest cellphone maker means the latest online versions of Microsoft's Office suite of applications, including Word, Excel and PowerPoint, will be available on a range of Nokia handheld devices.  (Source: Reuters, MSNBC)

Posted Tuesday, August 18 2009 by ChrisD
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