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T-Mobile USA has joined Verizon Wireless on the Samsung side of the Apple patent suit in the US, which at the moment is looking for a preliminary injunction on selected devices from the Korean firm's factories. The telco has filed its own amicus brief* with the court, claiming that granting the injunction on Samsung products …


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  1. mordac
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    public interest?

    or T-mobile's commercial interest?

    It seems that they're whining that they spent money on speculation that the new phones would be popular, and if they don't go on sale, they'll lose their investment. boo hoo.

    1. Anonymous Coward
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      commercial interest ? The US revolves around "commercial interest" / greed and nothing else; that's why they have a fscked patent system

    2. Tim Bates

      They may be doing it for their own commercial interests, but they are still 100% correct that it isn't in the public interest to ban them either. People like me are left with no choice - or more accurately, the choice to get pissed at Apple or not get pissed at Apple. Either way, I'm not buying an iPad.

  2. g e

    What about?

    Do T-Mobile or Verizon currently provide iThings in Americaland?

    What a serendipitous time to re-think that. Worldwide, even.

    1. Daniel B.

      At least Verizon does. So it isn't like this is all about selling knockoffs, they actually are concerned on this.

    2. Jess--

      that would hardly touch apple, you only have to look at the amount of people that went for the original iPhone over here in the UK when it was only available through O2 (despite O2 being widely regarded as the worst network to be on if you didn't live in a city center)

      many people bought them and then had them unlocked (initially by jailbreak and later officially by requesting the unlock from O2) and then used their preferred sim in the handset

  3. a_been


    And how is T-mobile joining AT&T in the public interest? Oh of course, when they said public, they meant public shareholders interest.

  4. Tim Bates

    Good on them. Apple's ridiculous statements were bad enough when no one was listening in the 90s. They were even tolerable when the mass media started bleating about shiny things 10 years ago. But this has to stop. MY choices are being removed for no reason. YOUR choices are being taken away by courts bowing to the giant fruit.

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