09/23/2009, 11:57 AM
Originally Posted by ilovedessert
The USB-IF is neither a legislative, regulatory, nor a judicial body. They have absolutely no authority and hence no ability to "forbid" Palm from doing anything.
If they get really irritated, they can demand that Palm remove the USB logo from the Pre's box. That's it.
Palm's pushing the iTunes issue because they believe that Apple is also powerless to stop this. If Apple takes Palm to court for spoofing the iPod, one very likely outcome is that, in appeals, the court will order Apple to completely open the iTunes software to all competitors. With a >90% market share, it's no stretch to argue that Apple has a monopoly on the digital media market and is using their market dominance to suppress competition.
Calm down, mind the caps lock, and try enjoying this entertaining little cat-and-mouse game. It's fun to watch!