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Amazon is reportedly preparing its set-top telly box to go on sale in time for the Christmas shopping season. People who had been briefed on the firm's plans whispered to the Wall Street Journal that the box, which commentators have suggested will be called FireTube after Amazon applied to trademark the name, would be ready to …

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Patent?

IANAL but I don't think you can patent a name. You *can* register it as a trademark.

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How many

Set top boxes does a person need? Our TV's will all be having HDMI overload.

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Re: How many

Just one media centre PC. I really can't abide all these other boxes.

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Re: Patent?

A bit depressing el Reg getting this wrong. Still, at least the USPTO haven't renamed themselves "Intellectual Property Office" like our own.

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Oh goody, another box to plug into my telly. This would need to have a lot of differentiators to make it very attractive. Perhaps loading apps from the Amazon Android store and a wireless touchpad remote jobbie would do it for me. After all, if can't do Angry Birds then why have it?

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Re Angry birds

Being not able to play that thing is an advantage as far as I'm concerned. AB is soooooooo 2012.

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FireTube?

So it's NOT a source for ginger porn then. They really could have thought up a better name. I really don't see a reason to switch from my Roku3 & PS3. I don't want to buy an HDMI switch either.

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Re: FireTube?

Around here FireTube is the aftermath of dinner at Juanita's Chili Shack....

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Re: FireTube?

Not a globally suitable name... Would never catch on in Blighty. Kings Cross, 1987 and all.

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Re: FireTube?

I thought that as well, although I had 7/7 more in mind.

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Bah!

"Love Film" ? Seriously? They make people in the UK click on "Love Films" to stream content?

And they say Americans have no sense of humour.

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An amazon box might actual persuade me to buy a telly as long as I don't need a license.

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