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Motorola X Phone Leaks, Company Abusing Patents


Motorola X Phone rumors are anything but winding down, and finally there are some images to share. Evleaks, an address that has some nice records scored when it comes to smartphone and tablet leaks has recently published some photos of the possible prototype of the upcoming Motorola device.

Unfortunately, photos don?t reveal the general shape or size of the device as it is concealed in a protective black casing. This just might be the Motorola XT1055 model that has recently been discovered in AnTuTu benchmarks carrying a 1.7GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 and Android 4.2.2.

Motorola XPhone - back side
Back side of the device, although completely out of focus does show something along the lines of ?Model: XFON ATT?.

Curious to note is that the logo is slightly different on each photo (sequence of dashes/dots) presumably marking the prototype variant.

While it remains unclear whether the Motorola?s X Phone brand will spread through a whole line of their new smartphones (as rumored) or just be the new flagship, what is more clear is that Google did recently note that they like what they see from their $12.5 billion purchase. Eric Schmidt said that the Motorola is working on a ?phenomenal set of new devices? at the D: Dive Into Mobile conference, after all.

Aside from the restructuring issues the company has, the European Commission just (preliminary) ruled out that Google?s Motorola Mobility abused their dominance in mobile patents, particularly when they asked for injunction against the iPhone in Germany. According to the sources, this could lead to a whole lot of trouble for both Google and their acquisition. Situation is somewhat complicated at the moment, since ?a FRAND rate-setting case relating to that Apple-Motorola license agreement is pending in Mannheim, with a trial being scheduled for the rather near term. The European Commission’s decision creates a situation in which the Mannheim Regional Court may decide to stay the rate-setting case until a final EU antitrust ruling (which could be appealed) issues,? says Florian Mueller at the FOSS Patents blog.