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ZTE countersues Huawei over LTE patents in China

ZTE countersues Huawei over LTE patents in China

As night follows day, so a patent suit from one company usually spawns another in return; we've seen it happen with Apple and Samsung, and now Huawei  and ZTE are doing the same IP dance. After Huawei sued ZTE yesterday over allegations of patent theft, so ZTE has sued Huawei today "for patent infringement over its fourth-generation Long-Term Evolution, or LTE, cellular wireless technologies in China."

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SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up, April 28th 2011

SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up, April 28th 2011

Good news this morning, with Verizon's 4G LTE back online in time for the launch of the DROID Charge. But this is a black eye for Verizon, casting doubt on the reliability of their network, and leaving subscribers to wonder why they had to use a workaround to get 3G. We have a hands-on of the new white iPhone 4 that Chris Davies visited with in London, complete with a video and a comparison to the Samsung Galaxy S II. Also, users that had manually updated their Nook Color found their e-reader bricked after the 1.2 update was installed. No word yet on a fix, just that "engineers are investigating the issue". Also, the Huawei lawsuit, RIM's questionable OS update, the G-Slate, more on the Sony PSN story, plus the Samsung Galaxy S II launch in Korea. Lots more after the cut.

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Motorola and Huawei end brewing legal battle

Motorola and Huawei end brewing legal battle

Motorola and Huawei had another legal battle brewing that had to do with allegations that Motorola was transferring Huawei IP to Nokia Siemens Networks. Nokia is buying certain aspects of the Motorola business in wireless solutions. Motorola and Huawei have now announced that they are both withdrawing any legal claims.

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Huawei Folded Leaf Phone, Concept Design

Huawei Folded Leaf Phone, Concept Design

Huawei looked to Sweden for inspiration on their new phone. They partnered up with the Claesson Koivisto Rune studio and produced this phone they call the Folded Leaf. It's a device that's meant to perform only the most basic cellular functions, the calling functions and SMS/MMS messaging. It strips out all of the high speed data functions that we smartphone jockeys are used to having and provides a handset that's meant to be comfortable for direct chatting without all of the extra bells and whistles.

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Huawei offers London Underground cellular network for 2012 Olympics

Huawei offers London Underground cellular network for 2012 Olympics

Huawei has offered to outfit London's Underground train system with blanket cellular access in time for the 2012 Olympics, as a so-called gift "from one Olympic host nation to another." According to the Sunday Times [subscription required], Huawei would make money on the deal in maintenance fees. However, security fears over a Chinese organization having so much potential control over the wireless network have led to suggestions that the offer may be rebuked.

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