A victims becomes and aggressor
A US company has filed a lawsuits against both Nintendo and Sony, alleging that the controllers that go with the companies’ games consoles trample over its intellectual property rights for console to controller connection.
Someone whom we spoke to yesterday took a look at the company’s profile, but was unable to find Microsoft connections. Remember that Microsoft has a lot to benefit here because of XBox360. You might wish to see the following video:
Sony’s approach to handling or treating standards bears some resemblance to what we find in OOXML, so the company is no innocent angel, either.
Never one to settle for an open standard when the opportunity to push a proprietary alternative presents itself, Sony has announced that it will wade into the next-generation short-range interconnect wars with a proprietary new wireless spec called “TransferJet.” Sony’s proposed TransferJet spec has a physical peak transmission rate of 560Mbps and would appear to compete directly with short- and medium-range ultrawideband-based offerings like wireless USB (W-USB) and the next generation of Bluetooth technology. But in spite of any similarities to either W-USB or Bluetooth 3.0, both of which are based on the same WiMedia radio technology and promise transfer speeds in the 480Mbps range, Sony’s TransferJet has some distinguishing characteristics that set it apart from the pack.
“Distinguishing characteristics that set it apart from the pack,” states the article. Sounds familiar? “More functionality,” anyone? █