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Google bites back, practically calls Rockstar a patent troll

Just in time to become a rather strange Christmas present, Google has filed a lawsuit against Rockstar, a company that has sued Google and its Android OEM partners over a variety of patents owned by the now bankrupt Nortel Networks. Aside from the legalese saying how its Nexus devices do not infringe on those patents, Google is calling out Rockstar for what it really is: a patent troll.

Blackberry CEO on bringing security and productivity to Android: ‘We’d love to do it’

With Blackberry seemingly com in apart at the seams, many wonder just how the former smartphone juggernaut would plan to move on. More to the point, with Android and iOS soaking up the market share sunlight, how would Blackberry remain relevant? After previously swearing off Android, their CEO now says he’s like to give both Android and iOS a go — for security and productivity.

Blackberry loses two more executives

Blackberry continues its downward spiral. CNET has confirmed that more top level executives have left the Waterloo, CA based company. This time, Rick Costanzo and Chris Wormald are vacating their posts. The two were Vice President for Global Sales and Vice President for Strategic Alliances, respectively.

Jolla smartphone sets sail, tries to be different

With a slogan such as "unlike", you know that Jolla wants to set itself apart from others. Now that the smartphone has left the port, it's time to wait and see if it will hit or miss the mark. But in the meantime, we can take a look at this Finnish company's end product that, in all honesty, is a mixed bag of curiosity and disappointment.

BBM will soon be a pre-installed app on select Android devices

It seems BlackBerry is going to go the preinstalled route with BBM. Coming by way of a recently issued press release, BlackBerry has said the BBM messaging app will "soon come preinstalled on a variety of Android based smartphones from leading OEMs." The key here though, more than the OEMs, having BBM preinstalled will be more dependent on the market.

Jolla smartphone to launch in Finland on November 27

Smartphone users in Finland will soon have a new device to choose from once Jolla, a company born from Nokia's abandoned projects and employees, releases its first smartphone in two weeks' time. While the device runs its own mobile platform, called Sailfish OS, it might be interesting even to Android users on both a hardware and software perspective.
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