I read an article yesterday...Based on comments from Kodak they have been in talks with RIM and Apple for many months and could not come to an agreement. Does this mean they wanted to much for royalties?? Most likely or the other two didn't want to pay a reasonable amount.
Something else to note is that Kodak was the innovator in digital cameras and most every maker of digital cameras and camera phones has a licensing agreement with Kodak.
This may seem like the typical I have patents and want to sue because you used them, but this might also be the rare occasion where the suing company is actually in the right.
I see we have a lot of Verizon fans around...As a user of both Verizon and AT&T and using 3G on both phones, I have found that AT&T's 3G is much much faster than Verizon's. Verizon's is much more like the EDGE network on AT&T. So, as everyone is complaining about the attacks from both sides why is no one looking at the speed of 3G. From my limited knowledge 3G is what each network is calling their 3G network and not a common protocol for speed. Please feel free to correct me if I am wrong.