GPS/Cell phone patent issue

hank williams hank777 at
Sat Jan 26 01:23:57 CET 2008

On Jan 25, 2008 7:11 PM, joerg <joerg.twinklephone at> wrote:
> >
> > In other words, like it or not, if this patent is valid (who knows)
> > and its scope is what it looks like (I'm not a lawyer) it will have a
> > significant impact on the *phone* world.
> In other words, *you* consider GTA to be a *phone*, nothing else and not
> beyond. You're kidding?
> Like it or not, the GTA/OpenMoko is a *computer* with built in GSM-modem, and
> i don't think many of the customers will opt for an off-board solution that
> fails when leaving GSM coverage area,

Well, currently, there are *millions* of phones that ship *every
month* in the configuration I am describing and *none* that ship in
the configuration you are describing. So what customers are
*currently* doing is the thing that you are saying people wont opt
for. Better tell Apple and RIM (and probably others) to stop selling
all those phones - Oh, excuse me... computers. lol.



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