Samsung Ready To Sue Apple If iPhone 5 Does LTE

After last week’s verdict in the Apple v. Samsung lawsuit, it’s easy to see why Samsung might be a little upset. We’ve heard that the company has no plans to let that result affect its ability to sell phones any, and whether that means new software, hardware redesigns, or continuing to duke it out in a court of law, Samsung will find some way to keep doing what it’s been doing. We can’t help but wonder if the whole incident might just play some role in the latest news to surface on Samsung’s plans for dealing with Apple, where the company makes it very clear that it intends to sue Apple right back if Apple releases an LTE-capable iPhone.

Though the patents essential to LTE are held by a number of companies (with Nokia in the lead), Samsung has a significant number and could conceivably cause some major headaches for Apple.

While there’s no certainty that the iPhone 5 will indeed feature LTE connectivity, it’s long been rumored to, and the way the other platforms have been going, it really needs to jump on the 4G bandwagon or risk losing a bit of its edge.

Source: Korea Times
Via: BGR

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Stephen has been writing about electronics since 2008, which only serves to frustrate him that he waited so long to combine his love of gadgets and his degree in writing. In his spare time, he collects console and arcade game hardware, is a motorcycle enthusiast, and enjoys trapping blue crabs. Stephen's first mobile device was a 624 MHz Dell Axim X30, which he's convinced is still a viable platform. Stephen longs for a market where phones are sold independently of service, and bandwidth is cheap and plentiful; he's not holding his breath. In the meantime, he devours smartphone news and tries to sort out the juicy bits Read more about Stephen Schenck!