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Nokia has just announced that it has filed a complaint against Apple with the Federal District Court in Delaware, alleging that Apple's iPhone infringes Nokia patents for cellular-wireless networking and Wi-Fi standards.
Nokia claims that Apple has violated 10 of Nokia's wireless technology patents. The company says the patents "relate to technologies fundamental to making devices," that are compatible with the GSM, UMTS, or 3G WCDMA, and wireless LAN standards. The claims involve cover wireless data, speech coding, security and encryption technologies. Nokia says Apple has been in violation of these patents since the iPhone launched in 2007.
Although the amount of money involved hasn’t been disclosed, CNET News quoted Apple analyst Gene Munster as saying that Nokia would be looking for a royalty payment close to 1-2 per cent ($6-$12) of every iPhone sold. With 34 million iPhones sold to date, that comes to about $204-$408 million in damages.
"The basic principle in the mobile industry is that those companies who contribute in technology development to establish standards create intellectual property, which others then need to compensate for," said Ilkka Rahnasto, Vice President, Legal & Intellectual Property at Nokia. "Apple is also expected to follow this principle. By refusing to agree appropriate terms for Nokia's intellectual property, Apple is attempting to get a free ride on the back of Nokia's innovation."
During the last two decades, Nokia has invested approximately EUR 40 billion in research and development and built one of the wireless industry's strongest and broadest IPR portfolios, with over 10,000 patent families. Nokia is a world leader in the development of GSM technologies and its evolution to UMTS / 3G WCDMA as well as wireless LAN, which is also demonstrated by Nokia's strong patent position in these technologies.
This article has originally been published on iPhone blog.
According to the mobile communications expert Tobias Engel, a number of Nokia phones and E90 Communicator among them, are vulnerable to Denial of Service (DoS) attacks. Interestingly, no special software is required to exploit this vulnerability. If an attacker knows the text that exploits the vulnerability, she can cause serious damage to your phone. After the attack, the phone does not accept SMS/MMS anymore and the only solution is a hard-reset or in the worst case rewriting the firmware.
WiFi has become so widespread that we take it for granted. Laptop users (and not only) cannot imagine life without WiFi. After all it gives us so much freedom and frees us from those nasty network cables.
Now imagine that you could turn your Symbian S60 based smartphone into a WiFi Hot Spot. That is exactly what JoikuSpot does.
When I first heard about the application, I didn't really pay much attention to it. Both of my two laptops have built in Bluetooth radio and thus I can use them "easily" with my Nokia E90 Communicator. That is the main reason why most of the users don't consider JoikuSpot an interesting and useful application.
If you have used a laptop coupled with your S60 smartphone to access the Internet via Bluetooth then you may know that this model is not the most reliable. First off, you need to setup the Bluetooth modem, then use it as a dial-up connection. If a connection is dropped, sometimes it is difficult to re-connect and so on. That's when JoikuSpot comes in handy. It allows you to connect your laptop to the Internet in a more practical and familiar way, i.e. the same way that you use it at your workplace, home, etc.
Another considerable advantage that JoikuSpot has over Bluetooth is the connection range. While phones with WiFi radio cannot deliver the same range that a WiFi router can, the range achieved with JoikuSpot will be longer than that achieved with Bluetooth.
JoikuSpot comes in two flavors, light edition (which is free) and premium edition. The light version supports HTTP protocol only and can be used for web browsing only. However, the Premium version delivers full Internet connectivity. The premium version also supports multiple clients. Joiku has a promo and gives a 40% discount. I took advantage of this offer and got it for 15 Euros. Believe me, the application is really worth that price and once you start using it for connecting to the Internet, you will never revert back to Bluetooth anymore.