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Blackberry Playbook – Flash in the pan ?

Flash, ahhhhh … Ok I get it, the new RIM Playbook does flash but does it settle Dolby infringements too ? err apparently not. So whilst RIM is making the most of rubbing the Playbook in the face of Apple (and their consumers) in it’s recent advertising push, it would also appear to also be one in the eye for Dolby who as a last resort filed a patent lawsuit over the use of Dolby’s efficient digital audio compression technologies.

“Litigation was regrettably our last resort after RIM declined to pay for the use of Dolby’s technology,” said the executive vice president and general counsel of Dolby. “We have a duty to protect our intellectual property.”

So RIM I guess fill your boots while you can and make the most of the sand-kicking exercise that you are so intent on doing, but I think it’s inevitable that the kicker will eventually get kicked !.