Did Motorola steal Jolla's TOH concept?

asked 2016-06-19 11:12:01 +0200

Stefanix gravatar image

updated 2016-06-23 00:52:41 +0200

palikao gravatar image

Looking at this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pl2Tr5i41rQ

it looks pretty much like Motorola copied Jolla's TOH concept. I wonder who was really the first with this idea and if there are any patents on it.

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What difference does it make? Whoever makes the innovation fly deserves the credit. The mobile world is anyway all about replicating others' ideas. If Jolla had exclusive rights to that concept, it would be quite sad since it probably wouldn't take off.

Okw ( 2016-06-19 11:19:42 +0200 )edit

@Okw: I agree that there are always two sides: the idea and to bring it to the market. I also agree that good inventions should be re-used and further developed. But especially the ingenious idea of a start-up needs to be protected for some time to give them the chance to implement it and get paid back for their effort.

Stefanix ( 2016-06-19 12:09:14 +0200 )edit
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@Stefanix they actually did have quite some time, and also now they are abandoning it. They are not going to produce any phones no more.

virgi26 ( 2016-06-19 12:31:39 +0200 )edit

I do not know if there are any patents on the side of Jolla (not that I know). Anyhow Jolla released the TOH concept directly associated with the Ambiences & co. Jolla never showed the possibility of adding additional loudspeakers, ... the extension of the TOH capabilities was mainly a thing of the community. Indeed the idea of Motorola is not novel, since we all know Jolla's TOH. Anyhow I have there is some degree of inventive step in it. And that's the point.

lupastro ( 2016-06-20 01:47:35 +0200 )edit

"Did Jolla steal Nokia's original idea??"

This, from 2008...........

Quote; "The Nokia N79 ships with three XpressOn smart covers that you can swap out depending on your style; each cover will also change the phone's theme." - sound familiar?

http://www.cnet.com/products/nokia-n79-unlocked/

Edz ( 2016-06-21 21:34:36 +0200 )edit