Apple Vs HTC ==> will it affect 2.1 and/or any new HTC device release?


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  1. vjprakashbe

    vjprakashbe Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Will Apple Vs HTC patent issues impact the release of any new HTC phones and 2.1 ROM release as per their March/April schedule?
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    Does it affect only USA?
     

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  2. bluenova

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    It only effects the USA but that doesn't mean it will or won't delay the release schedule globally.
     
  3. Griever

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    Yeah US patents only effect US, however US is probably the biggest market and the one companies want. It would be an expensive and probably stupid business plan to design/build one phone for USA and have the same phone made differently for the rest of the world. its just a matter of what HTC can prove and what sticks with the authorities. I can see delays on the 2.1 releases for sure though.
     
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    Apple could force HTC to ‘remotely cripple’ smartphones, therefore any aspects of a HTC smartphone which infringes an Apple patent could be removed taken away from existing handsets via an update.
     
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    Well, they actually already do that thanks to the different network systems in the US, and the Hero had multitouch capabilities in Europe but not the US. I don't see a problem with them building phones with modifications for each market.
     
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    I know a company that built one phone for everyone... It has sold millions. And is now suing another company, because a hypocritical fruitcake, decided he didn't like being pressured to step his game up.
     
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    Apple would have to file a tempory injunction to stop the release of anything till the investagation is done. Really up to the US patent office what they want to do.
     
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