The suit was filed Friday in U.S. District Court for the Central District of California. RIM is seeking an injunction against the sale of the new BlackJack phones.
In the complaint, RIM said Samsung’s use of the BlackJack name “constitutes false designation of origin, unfair competition and trademark dilution.”
RIM contends that its BlackBerry devices, used by more than 6 million people around the world to send and receive e-mail, have become iconic in both form and function.
The BlackJack, which runs Windows Mobile operating system and has a full QWERTY keyboard, competes directly with many of RIM’s devices, including the BlackBerry Pearl, a phone designed to attract consumers rather than RIM’s typical business customers. The company says it believes the name BlackJack might confuse some customers.
We found a very straightforward Blackjack review on Mobilitysite
John Hatfield: “Ok, so over the past few weeks I have seen a million comparisons and reviews of the new Blackjack from Cingular. Every one of them makes the obvious Q comments. I am here to say one thing…..
THE BLACKJACK IS THE BEST OVERALL PHONE I HAVE EVER USED…. PERIOD!!!!!
I have had just about every phone I can think of since the old samsung i300 phone right up through the treos, blackberries, 6700′s, and so on. I had a lot of fear switching to the Blackjack with my previous smartphone experiences with the mpx220 and the 3125. While they both had upside they were just not a match for the ppc phones on the market. They were just to underpowered and the UI was not fully developed.
All of this has changed with the Blackjack. With the UI customizations, the great qwerty keyboard and the pre loaded software the Blackjack has blown me away. Usually within the first two weeks I have identified numerous issues and have developed buyers remourse and started thinking about the next device coming down the pipeline…. Not this time. I have loved every second of it and continue to find more things that I like.
Bottom line, if you are a ppc guy who is scared to take the jump, don’t be. You will not be dissapointed.