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Courtroom roundup: Moto v Apple, B&N v Microsoft, Samsung's new Tab, and more software patents

Courtroom roundup: Moto v Apple, B&N v Microsoft, Samsung's new Tab, and more software patents

Jerry Hildenbrand 22

What would a week in the mobile arena without legal drama be like?  We have no idea, and probably never will.  Today there's so much that we're just going to round it all up in one easy spot, then take a couple aspirin and chase the headache away.  Without further adieu: Motorola v Apple Motorola will likely win another injunction against Apple in Germany.  This time, it's a method...

Barnes & Noble reveals Microsoft's patent strategy against its Android powered devices

Barnes & Noble reveals Microsoft's patent strategy against its Android powered devices

Jerry Hildenbrand 36

The cat's out of the bag, thanks to Barnes & Noble's letters to the ITC about their dispute with Microsoft.  Rather than roll over and pay Microsoft what they demand like some big names in Android have done, B&N is fighting tooth and nail against the Redmond Devil Microsoft.  It's fairly long, and apt to make your eyes bleed if you're not a lawyer, but you can see the full scope...

Taptu announces three exclusive Nook Color apps -- Taptu Fashion, Taptu Food, and Taptu Lifestyle

Taptu announces three exclusive Nook Color apps -- Taptu Fashion, Taptu Food, and Taptu Lifestyle

Jerry Hildenbrand 1

        Nook Tablet hands-on | Nook Tablet Specs | Nook Tablet Forums Taptu, the folks behind the popular news reader that lets you "DJ" your news, has announced three exclusive RSS feed apps for the Nook Color -- Taptu Fashion, Taptu Food, and Taptu Lifestyle.  Each comes pre-loaded with content, and have over 200,000 streams from major media publications, social media sites,...

Amazon's Kindle tablet said to be all Amazon atop Android, with nary a Google app in sight

Amazon's Kindle tablet said to be all Amazon atop Android, with nary a Google app in sight

Phil Nickinson 26

We've been patiently sitting back and watching the rumors surrounding Amazon's supposed Android tablet, because, frankly, that's all they've been. Rumor and conjecture. But TechCrunch's MG Siegler this afternoon has penned a first-person opus, detailing time with a test unit. We'll not attempt to steal any thunder here -- definitely go read the full post linked below. But here are the...

Barnes & Noble brings an all-new Nook -- 6-inches of Android 2.1 on an E-Ink Pearl display

Barnes & Noble brings an all-new Nook -- 6-inches of Android 2.1 on an E-Ink Pearl display

Phil Nickinson 30

Believe it or not, folks, you're looking at the latest Android tablet/e-reader/thingy from Barnes & Noble. It's the all-new Nook -- six inches of E Ink Pearl on a Wifi-only device. It weighs just 7.5 ounces and is 35 percent lighter and 15 percent thinner than the first-gen Nook.It sports 2GB of storage for 1,000 digital books, and also has a microSD card slot for even more storage....