quote: And support may be on the way for HTC. Google Inc. (GOOG), maker of Android OS today announced plans to acquire Motorola Mobility, Inc. (MMI) for $12.5B USD. The deal brings Motorola's war chest of 17,000 patents into the greater Android camp. In other words, if HTC can simply hold Apple off long enough, Google may come through and market freedom may be preserved..
quote: The Motorola purchase announcement was yesterday I believe.And I believe that last sentence could come out stronger with sunshine, harp music, a cool breeze, and birds flying by overhead.
quote: Why does Apple need patents anyways? Aren't their devices "Magical" to begin with?
quote: Maybe they should start labeling the number of employee suicides associated to the product being purchased on the product itself.I don't see marketing liking this idea.
quote: As always, a stellar attempt at misdirection from an Apple fan.The point is not to compare the Foxconn Apple factory(-ies) suicide rate to the general national average. The point would be to compare it to other Foxconn factories. Or at the very least, other high-tech factories in general.There is no news about suicides at other similar facilities...because there is nothing significant to report at other facilities. And if factories owned by other companies, or in the case of an ODM, dedicated to the manufacture of other companies' products, had unusual rates of suicide...we'd hear about it. Because that's news. The fact that we don't clearly indicts the Foxconn Apple factory(-ies) as being well outside the norm.
quote: I am just an old fashioned evidence based sort of guy.
quote: No you're not. You're an old fashioned con artist, posting "facts" that seem at first blush to be relevant to the discussion and supportive of your assertion, when the slightest bit of rational thought clearly demonstrates that you're misusing "information" to fabricate a foundation for your fantasies.As noted above, you can post all such "facts" as you want, but they aren't applicable to the argument you're trying to make. Therefore, as always, you do nothing but to further cement your reputation as a rabid fanboi. Cupertino Carl indeed.
quote: I am the only one posting facts and data and those attempting a rebuttal rely on speculation, imagination and insults.
quote: Unless you're a union of course. Then its just an everyday activity to provide "campaign contributions".
quote: Apple thought it could crush HTC legally, but the small phonemaker has proven feisty in court.