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T-Mobile HTC phones could be next on the ITC’s blocked list

Hey T-Mobile users, don't get comfortable watch fans of HTC's One X and EVO 4G LTE wait for the International Trade Commission's customs embargo to lift. According to TmoNews, customers who ordered an HTC Amaze 4G online are being told that due to "an unforeseen issue with receiving the product from the manufacturer", their phones are being indefinitely delayed. The delay is serious enough that T-Mobile recommends going with another phone entirely.

HTC and Apple ordered to lawsuit settlement talks by Delaware court

It looks like the legal system might be starting to get sick of all these lawsuits for IP and trademarks as of late because another round of settlement talks has just been ordered. The United States District for the District of Delaware has issued orders for Apple and HTC to sit down for some friendly conversation and settlement talks instead of drawing this out like a bad divorce.

HTC One X, EVO 4G LTE delayed by US customs after Apple’s ITC complaint

Remember that International Trade Commission file levied against HTC phones for violating one of Apple's software patents? You know, the one that HTC complied with by disabling some of the native functionality of its phones? Yeah, it's back. An HTC official reported that shipments of the AT&T HTC One X and the HTC EVO 4G LTE are being stopped at US customs, and reports indicate that the inspections are to verify that the phones are complying with the ITC's ruling in December.

Project Glass UI still in flux says Google

Google's Project Glass demonstration video is the stuff of dreams, in both a literal and figurative sense. Speaking with CNET, a spokesperson admitted that the augmented reality, full vision overlay seen in the project's most visible demonstration thus far isn't quite what the real thing looks like. It's being described as floating "above" the user's line of vision, about the same place where you'd normally see the edge of an umbrella or hat brim.

Oracle vs Google lawsuit verdict will arrive Monday

It looks like the Oracle vs Google lawsuits might finally be coming to and end here shortly, or have at least reach some sort of verdict. After reports yesterday that the jury was struggling to agree on a verdict new reports today are claiming they've finally come to terms on all arguments but one. Read on below for further details as they become available right from the courtroom.

Microsoft pays $300m for a stake in Barnes & Noble’s ebooks

Business makes some strange bedfellows, and somewhere in the patent suit that Microsoft lobbed at Barnes & Noble a corporate romance bloomed. Now the Redmond software giant has invested a whopping $300 million into the bookseller's newly formed digital and college division, which will almost certainly take over the growing Nook e-reader business. Microsoft will own 17.6% of the unnamed subsidiary, with Barnes & Noble owning the other 82.4% (virtual value: $1.4 billion).

Samsung patents dual-screen tablet design

One screen good, two screens better. That seems to be the thinking behind one of Samsung's latest awarded patent filings, spotted in the USPTO by Forbes. The patent shows a clamshell design not dissimilar to the Sony Tablet P, but using a larger, flatter form factor that's more like a traditional laptop in shape. Also of note is a removable controller/pointer that slides into a slot along the hinge.

Samsung and Apple CEOs agree to lawsuit settlement talks

Apple and Samsung have been at battle for what seems like years now. With lawsuits all over the globe stacked full of litigation from patent infringement to design copying and more. This hard fought boxing match might soon be coming to its final round as we are now hearing the two are looking to at least attempt to be nice, even if they still don't play nice together.

Google makes 4 times as much revenue on iOS as on Android? Not so fast

Earlier this week a report from The Guardian stated that Google was making four times as much money off of advertising from iPhone, iPad and iPod ads than it was on the entire Android platform. Android Community elected not to run the story, because frankly, we had doubts about the author's methods of calculation based on a proposed settlement in the Oracle lawsuit. It appears that we weren't the only ones: Business Insider reports that a source close to Google has invalidated the claim, saying that the Guardian misunderstood the value and intention of the settlement.