Sprint Licenses Visual Voicemail, Can Use It Without Being Sued

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When I groped Sprint's Instinct at CTIA and was flipping through the features, one of the reps made sure to show me visual voicemail—a necessity for any device taking on the iPhone. Apparently, he didn't just mean visual voicemail in the generic sense, it's the real, patented deal, licensed from Klausner—who's currently suing the balls off of Apple and AT&T for patent infringement. Smart move, since they'll likely win the suit, given that RIM, AOL and Vonage, among others have also paid to license the patent. Course, the Instinct's still no iPhone-killer. [Forbes, Thanks John]

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