Everyone's getting on the peace train, it seems. T-Mobile, in concert with Verizon's filing last week, submitted an amicus curiae ("friend of the court") brief to the Federal Court for the Northern District of California this morning in regard to the ongoing patent and trademark suit between Samsung and Apple. Its contents? Basically the same thing Verizon's said - that denying Americans their 4G Samsung devices just for some silly little patent infringement will hurt 4G deployment in the US and decrease access to high-speed mobile broadband. T-Mobile actually refers to Verizon's brief in their own document, basically saying "Yeah, whatever he said, too."


After T-Mobile's statement regarding the fact that it still doesn't have the iPhone earlier this week (as though customers needed a reminder), this brief is a pretty logical step for the company to take. Still, it's clear that the wireless industry doesn't find the idea of Samsung 4G phones being stopped at the border, just in time for the holiday season, very amusing.

You can check out the brief here.

Now all we need is for AT&T to throw its hat into the ring - though that might cause our heads to explode. I guess we can shoot for Sprint, even though none of the products involved are on Sprint's network.

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David Ruddock
David's phone is whatever is currently sitting on his desk. He is an avid writer, and enjoys playing devil's advocate in editorials, and reviewing the latest phones and gadgets. He also doesn't usually write such boring sentences.

  • scott

    The nexus S wasn't on the list? I thought it was... O.o

  • Jon Garrett

    Apple is being sued by Samsung for infringing on its 3G related patents and are crying foul !!! hypocrite saying that Samsung is being anti-competitive and that its 3G patents are being used to stop Apple from selling its devices !!!!

    • Zomby2D

      That's the way Apple operates. They play bully but when someone fights back they come crying.

      • Roger

        are so right! Reinforces why I will never buy, nor even allow an Apple product in my home. Bully then come crying is such an accurate description...

        • Elhadad

          I can't believe what apple are doing??

          On the one hand thay want to protect their own patents but don't respect other companies patents ?

          This is the most dumbest company ever, the employees must have to pass a stupid test every year just to remain in employment

          Imagine if Samsung attempt to get a ban of sale on all iphones around the world , what the hell will apple do then, to think they started all this , i hope they suffer

  • RockingmyEvo3D

    I would say if your walking around with some little useless iPhone you should be ashamed. I applaud little tmobile and verizon for joining sprint in the frontline of these battles the merger and all this cry baby apple stuff. HTC AND SPRINT RULES

    • Roger

      I agree with rockingmyevo3d... except up to the last line...
      we all know deep down that Verizon and Motorola rules ;-)

  • RockingmyEvo3D


    • Roger

      Did your evo turn into a bionic magically? I'm confused. We can list specifications for both phones let alone our carrier capabilities but I wouldn't want to embarrass yoh. My goal here is to prove apple sucks android rocks let's agree to agree on that

  • RockingmyEvo3D

    Yes you are right apple is definitely useless. And true we won't discuss carrier update problems ie no galaxy s2 because of non compatibility with exynos processors nor will we discuss legendary LTE battery drain ie Thunderbolt 3HRS tops with LTE turned on. Nor will we discuss blundered updates to gingerbread 2.3.3 on the thunderbolt or various other devices. And yes to your Droid Bionic the device that took 9months to come market at best it's a joke. Motorola Photon 4G vs Droid Bionic who you think wins definitely ain't no bionic that's for sure. Trust me there are many android devices thank god for that but every android are not built the same nor are carriers the same. The EVO BRAND Is android a brand that has ushered in today's 4g technology no brand is better. That is why evo always gets updates and htc is the best android manufacturer around. Without htc there is no android