GPS/Cell phone patent issue

hank williams hank777 at
Fri Jan 25 23:51:20 CET 2008

On Jan 25, 2008 5:37 PM, joerg <joerg.twinklephone at> wrote:
> Am Fr  25. Januar 2008 schrieb hank williams:
> [...]
> > "It appears that, in essence, the patents cover a phone providing current
> > location information to a remote database which returns to the phone a
> > collection of location centric information. According to the patent
> > application, this location centric information could include real estate
> > information, such as homes, condominiums, etc, but also parks, restaurant
> > menus, services offered, hotels, hotel availability, and on and on."
> Whatever they might have (or think they have) with this patent, i don't mind.
> I *never* will give away GPS-data from my private cell phone to a centralized
> database, may it be google, TomTom, or whoever. I like my privacy, and even
> hate being traced by GSM-cell handover right now for 6 months storage of data
> in whole europe right since start of year. :-( And even less i need "location
> centric info" based on this DB.

Hmm... The patent purports to cover getting *any* information based on
where you are, including maps. So unless all the map information or
whatever information you need can fit on your phone you are not
interested in it? I guess you better wait for some *really* big flash
memory chips. :)



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