Smartphone Patent Granted!

January 26th, 2008

The United States Patent Office has granted a patent for a “mobile entertainment and communication device”.

A mobile entertainment and communication device in a palm-held size housing has a cellular or satellite telephone capable of wireless communication with the Internet and one or more replaceable memory card sockets for receiving a blank memory card for recording data directly from the Internet and, in particular, musical performances that then can be selectively reproduced by the device for the enjoyment of the user, including both audio and visual recordings and reproductions. The device also includes a camera and microphone for recording images and sound within the range of the device that can be wirelessly transmitted, either selectively or automatically to a remote telephone. Further, the device includes sensors for sensing unusual conditions that may also be transmitted to a remote telephone, together with the location of the device as determined by a GPS section of the device.

As you can see the patent names existing technology and features which makes up any smart phone. As a result Sprint, AT&T, HP, Motorola, HTC, Helio, Apple, Nokia, Sony Ericsson, Samsung, UTStarcomm, to a few are currently facing lawsuits for patent infringement. We will have to see what transpires from this one.

source: Slashdot

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