1. danielrivers's Avatar
    The Q10 .. Surely a mobile device with the same name could cause confusion to the unknowing? Legal case?

    Polaroid's Q-series Android tablets offer a taste of KitKat starting at $129
    01-03-14 04:17 AM
  2. stevobbm's Avatar
    Wow, this is bad. Are Polaroid ignorant, stupid or both?


    Using my Polaroid Q10
    01-03-14 04:42 AM
  3. m1kr0's Avatar
    The argument to be tested for the consumer: is there enough differentiation in the name (Polaroid Q10 tablet) to set it apart from a BlackBerry Q10 smartphone? But that aside, from a pricing perspective: very nice.

    STL 100-1 OS 10.2.1.1925
    01-03-14 04:58 AM
  4. Pilot Prop's Avatar
    Dang that sucks. It would be nice if BlackBerry could come up behind this.

    Posted via Q10
    01-03-14 05:06 AM
  5. JeepBB's Avatar
    The Q10 .. Surely a mobile device with the same name could cause confusion to the unknowing? Legal case?

    Polaroid's Q-series Android tablets offer a taste of KitKat starting at $129
    I'm sure there's nothing to stop BB wasting money on lawyers, but I doubt a case would succeed.

    Even if BB had trademarked "Q10" (did they?), an important hurdle to overcome is whether anyone could reasonably be confused. I doubt any court would find that any average consumer would be confused between a 10" Android tablet and a smartphone with a physical keyboard. Confused enough to be "fooled" into buying the wrong item?, I don't think so.
    kbz1960 and Poirots Progeny like this.
    01-03-14 08:05 AM
  6. howarmat's Avatar
    I am guessing the z10 or Q10 names are not copyrighted. ZTE are releasing phones that are names S3 and 5S as well. There probably is a reason why they can do this
    01-03-14 09:26 AM
  7. Whyareallthegoodnamestaken's Avatar
    In all likelihood people googling this tablet will hear of the phone. I'm not so sure this works against BlackBerry.

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    Last edited by Whyareallthegoodnamestaken; 01-03-14 at 11:11 AM.
    ibpluto likes this.
    01-03-14 09:43 AM
  8. igor10000's Avatar
    Whats Polaroid?
    01-03-14 10:54 AM
  9. TGR1's Avatar
    Whats Polaroid?
    A truly innovative, groundbreaking tech for the masses.

    Yes, I saw the smiley but the fall from grace of George Eastman's baby is a great sorrow for me and the tech industry.
    01-03-14 11:03 AM
  10. igor10000's Avatar
    Silly of me to use the same kind of mockery that others use against BlackBerry

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    ghundiraj likes this.
    01-04-14 02:09 AM
  11. OneofLittleHarmony's Avatar
    Someone needs to buy it to give as a gift, feign ignorance, wait until past the return date and complain a lot that they can't give their relative a phone because they bought the wrong thing.

    Posted via CB10
    01-04-14 07:56 AM
  12. pantlesspenguin's Avatar
    My guess is that BB wouldn't have a case. If LG is able to name a smartphone the G2 when there was another Android smartphone named the G2 made by HTC in 2010, then I think Polaroid could get away with naming an Android tablet the Q10 even though BlackBerry already used that name for one of their smartphones.
    01-04-14 08:05 AM
  13. Jouster's Avatar
    A truly innovative, groundbreaking tech for the masses.

    Yes, I saw the smiley but the fall from grace of George Eastman's baby is a great sorrow for me and the tech industry.
    George Eastman had nothing to do with Polaroid. In fact, he ran its bitter foe. You wanted Edwin Land.
    TGR1 likes this.
    01-04-14 08:06 AM

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