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Belkin patent dispute stalls PDO iPod car add-on shipments

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By Charles Starrett

Contributing Editor
Published: Thursday, July 31, 2008
News Categories: iPod Accessories

Shipments of PDO’s recently announced CarFM transmitter and charger for iPod and iPhone have been halted due to a patent dispute with Belkin. iLounge reader Dale Reeck reports that following his pre-order of the CarFM, he noticed the item had disappeared from PDO’s website. When he inquired about the situation, PDO responded: “We actually have the CarFM in the warehouse, but Belkin has claimed that the CarFM infringes on one of their patents, so we can not ship them out and had to remove it from our website temporarily while we negotiate a settlement. We’ll make an announcement to all who have pre-ordered within the next few days as we get some clarity on this issue.  We hope to get this matter resolved quickly.” [Thanks, Dale]

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1

I also noticed the same thing earlier this week and emailed PDO to find out the status. They told me it was still expected to ship later this week. Apparently, that is not going to happen now. Thanks for the heads up.

Posted by Doug on July 31, 2008 at 8:54 AM (PDT)

2

Mine arrived today (ordered two) - it works great in my garage.

I’m really pleased!

Posted by Ed on August 5, 2008 at 2:11 PM (PDT)

3

Ijust got my PDO and am loving it. It works great with my iphone. I should of bought two one for the wifey, price went up $10…bummer

Posted by Jose on August 5, 2008 at 4:38 PM (PDT)

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