From today you can not import Motorola Android devices to U.S.
Last May, the International Trade Commission United States reiterated its decision to prohibit Motorola Android-import devices from today, because the devices infringed a patent for Microsoft to schedule meetings via email.
The phones affected by the ban are the models Atrix, Backflip, Bravo, Charm, Cliq, Cliq 2, Cliq XT, Defy, Devour, Droid 2, Droid 2 Global, Droid Pro, X Droid, Droid X2, Flipout, Flipside, Spice and Xoom tablet, which can no longer be admitted to the United States, making it clear that this decision does not affect phones already in stock.
Microsoft’s Patent (number 6370566) is the activesync technology, and Motorola paid for their rights between 2003 and 2007, then quit after making newer models, so the company could renew this license or upgrade all devices to stop patent infringement by Microsoft.
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