I'm not a huge fan of Apple as a company. I don't have much beef with Apple's products, they are great and I give Apple all the credit in the world for "doing it first" in many areas. But I've always thought of Apple as sort of a bully when it came to their image. Elitist jerks that were to good to use anything but Apple products. Some of the main factors of my attitude towards the computer are the thousands of patent infringement lawsuits that are filed by them not only against competitors, but even partners. Some of these patents are ridiculous... like multitasking. It's as if they suck all the air out of the room, not to breath, but to make sure everyone else suffocates.
Well HTC is fighting back. The Taiwanese handset manufacturer is using newly obtained firepower: nine patents picked up from Google last week. The patents, which began life under Palm, Motorola and Openwave Systems, were transferred to HTC on September 1st. Looks like the shoe is on the other foot now and the playground bully is getting ganged up on by all the little kids he picked on.