Apparently There Are a Bunch of Crappy ‘iPhones’ on the Market

Here’s one that’s a VOIP handset selling on Amazon for $19. Then there’s the Teledex iPhone for use in hotels; and the Comwave iPhone which isn’t even a phone — it’s a VOIP telephone service and router-ish box.

These seem to be what Apple spokesman Steve Dowling was referring to in his comments to The Wall Street Journal Law Blog:

Apple spokesman Steve Dowling called the Cisco lawsuit “silly,” adding there are several companies using the term iPhone for VOIP products, and Cisco’s trademark is “tenuous at best.” “We’re the first company to ever use the iPhone name for a cellphone,” he said. “If Cisco wants to challenge us on it, we’re very confident we’ll prevail.”

Thursday, 11 January 2007