It’s not your Apple’s (AAPL) iPhone.
A Brazilian company has begun selling smartphones in Brazil with the iPhone brand after winning the legal right to use the name in Latin America’s biggest country. Adding insult to Apple’s injury, the phone runs on the Android operating system from archrival Google (GOOG).
Gradiente said in a statement that it filed its request to use the iPhone brand in 2000 when it realized “there would be a technological revolution in the world of cellphones with the convergence of voice and data transmission and reception via mobile Internet.”
In 2008, Brazil’s government gave Gradiente the right to use the brand on its cellphones.
Brazilian trademark office spokeswoman Maratan Marques said Gradiente requested permission to use the brand before Apple did and has the exclusive right to use it through 2018.
Click2Map, the publisher of the widely used Click2Map.com online mapping solution, is pleased to announce the release of Click2Map for iPhone and iPad, the free mobile mapping application of choice for iPhone and iPad.
Click2Map has been providing international users with a powerful online mapping solution for years and the development of a companion mobile application was a natural progression. In addition to offering superior mapping services with its online editor, Click2Map now makes it possible for mobile users to access and manage their maps wherever they are, whenever they need to.
Click2Map for iPhone and iPad is the natural addition to Click2Map’s web based map editor, allowing users from all over the world to create, manage and publish professional online maps.
Since its inception, Click2Map’s goal has been to offer a simple yet powerful tool allowing non-technical users to create maps and publish them. Users praise the effectiveness and versatility of the Click2Map Editor that helps them create placemarks both manually and from existing data through its convenient import wizard.