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  • Samsung Verdict Isn't Scaring HTC Into Settling With Apple


    Last week, as a California jury awarded Apple one billion in damages from the alleged iDevice copiers at Samsung, HTC was likely weighing its own options as the company continues to wage war with Apple in the courtroom.

    Although we don't know for sure what executives for HTC thought as the verdict was read on Friday, it doesn't appear that Samsung's smackdown intimidated HTC in any significant fashion. As a result, new reports are coming to light Wednesday to suggest that HTC isn't going to back down one bit.

    "HTC and Apple have been battling over patents," Digitimes reported this morning. But according to Cher Wang, chairperson of HTC, "despite Samsung's recent lawsuit loss, HTC does not have any intentions to settle."

    HTC, which makes a plentiful bounty of Android-powered devices, could gain immeasurably from a victory against Apple. And so the company is allegedly planning to double-down on the case and give Apple the fight of its life in court.

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    Wang noted that HTC has great skills in innovation and has the confidence to face legal lawsuits with Apple. Samsung's loss, added Wang, does not mean the failure of the entire Google Android ecosystem.
    HTC, however, hasn't focused all of its energy on the legal skirmish. In fact, the hardware giant is expected to release at least three new Android devices before Apple's 6th generation iPhone likely reaches consumers in late September.

    Source: Digitimes
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Samsung Verdict Isn't Scaring HTC Into Settling With Apple started by Michael Essany View original post
    Comments 23 Comments
    1. rcm's Avatar
      rcm -
      how come apple doesn't sue Google, after all Samsung and htc both share android.
    1. KraXik's Avatar
      KraXik -
      HTC shouldn't be scared. Samsung were stupid and obviously copied making almost identical phones! At least HTC phones look different. And they are cheap and plasticy, nothing like the expensive glass iPhones.
    1. Modding life's Avatar
      Modding life -
      Quote Originally Posted by rcm View Post
      how come apple doesn't sue Google, after all Samsung and htc both share android.
      Because its the hardware they sue not the software
    1. unison999's Avatar
      unison999 -
      ^^Because Google have a lot more significant patents than Apple, significant as in how data is transferred through wifi and not something like square black box with rounded corner. I can guarantee you Apple would lose in the end if it is Apple vs Google.
    1. Airwaves182's Avatar
      Airwaves182 -
      Quote Originally Posted by KraXik View Post
      And they are cheap and plasticy, nothing like the expensive glass iPhones.
      Are you calling the 3G/3GS cheap because it was plastic. And I prefer it bein plastic because it's harder to brake but the glass does feel nice.
    1. unison999's Avatar
      unison999 -
      Quote Originally Posted by KraXik View Post
      HTC shouldn't be scared. Samsung were stupid and obviously copied making almost identical phones! At least HTC phones look different. And they are cheap and plasticy, nothing like the expensive glass iPhones.
      iPhone 1 was plastic, iPhone 3G was plastic, iPhone 3GS was plastic. Only the current 4 and 4S is glass. So if you ever owned any of the previous generation you had a EXPENSIVE and "plasticy" iPhones.
    1. KraXik's Avatar
      KraXik -
      Quote Originally Posted by Airwaves182 View Post
      Are you calling the 3G/3GS cheap because it was plastic. And I prefer it bein plastic because it's harder to brake but the glass does feel nice.
      Certainly the 3G and 3GS don't feel as high quality as the 4 and 4S.
    1. RyoSaeba's Avatar
      RyoSaeba -
      Quote Originally Posted by KraXik View Post
      Certainly the 3G and 3GS don't feel as high quality as the 4 and 4S.
      It didn't seem that way if you've never held a iPhone 4 before. It certainly felt way superior then any Nokia phones, and before that, I thought Nokias weren't that bad...

      Quote Originally Posted by unison999 View Post
      .... previous generation you had a EXPENSIVE and "plasticy" iPhones.
      You do realize that there are different quality of plastics. The 3G and 3GS certainly used some of the better quality ones. Better then any of the Nokia's or Samsung's during the same time period.
    1. kevin132's Avatar
      kevin132 -
      Quote Originally Posted by unison999 View Post
      iPhone 1 was plastic, iPhone 3G was plastic, iPhone 3GS was plastic. Only the current 4 and 4S is glass. So if you ever owned any of the previous generation you had a EXPENSIVE and "plasticy" iPhones.
      Sir, Iphone 1st gen was aluminum, where did u find plastic on that phone?
    1. KraXik's Avatar
      KraXik -
      Quote Originally Posted by RyoSaeba View Post
      It didn't seem that way if you've never held a iPhone 4 before. It certainly felt way superior then any Nokia phones, and before that, I thought Nokias weren't that bad...



      You do realize that there are different quality of plastics. The 3G and 3GS certainly used some of the better quality ones. Better then any of the Nokia's or Samsung's during the same time period.
      +1.

      HTC have never made an expensive feeling phone.

      HTC = High Tech Crap
    1. tongxinshe's Avatar
      tongxinshe -
      Quote Originally Posted by rcm View Post
      how come apple doesn't sue Google, after all Samsung and htc both share android.
      Because Google gives out Android for free, at least on the surface it is.

      Quote Originally Posted by unison999 View Post
      iPhone 1 was plastic, iPhone 3G was plastic, iPhone 3GS was plastic. Only the current 4 and 4S is glass. So if you ever owned any of the previous generation you had a EXPENSIVE and "plasticy" iPhones.
      iPhone 1 was not plastic, but metal.
    1. unison999's Avatar
      unison999 -
      Quote Originally Posted by kevin132 View Post
      Sir, Iphone 1st gen was aluminum, where did u find plastic on that phone?
      Bottom of the back that black plastic piece that cracks and breaks near the connector.
    1. Mrteacup's Avatar
      Mrteacup -
      The reason the iPhone doesn't feel cheap is it doesn't fall apart and you dont have access to the battery unlike most phones which makes it feel a lot less cheap than otbers
    1. Gamemaster77's Avatar
      Gamemaster77 -
      Some of you just look like complete idiots to me. Who cares how expensive it looks, feels, or is?! All I am worried about if it does what I want it to do, not what some random stranger will think when they see me with it.
    1. raduga's Avatar
      raduga -
      Quote Originally Posted by Gamemaster77 View Post
      Some of you just look like complete idiots to me. Who cares how expensive it looks, feels, or is?! All I am worried about if it does what I want it to do, not what some random stranger will think when they see me with it.
      Who cares if we look like idiots or not?
    1. domenicp's Avatar
      domenicp -
      This is a very interesting time for patent law. I would never have any expectation that HTC would suddenly back down. This is where their chance to influence the future of these patents. Why would they drop such an opportunity.
    1. Gamemaster77's Avatar
      Gamemaster77 -
      Quote Originally Posted by raduga View Post
      Who cares if we look like idiots or not?
      Your wallet.
    1. raduga's Avatar
      raduga -
      Quote Originally Posted by Gamemaster77 View Post
      Your wallet.
      Why should my wallet care if I look like an idiot?!

      All I am worried about, is if my wallet has enough cash for what I want to do, not if some random stranger will think I look like an idiot when they see me with my wallet.
    1. blwallace5's Avatar
      blwallace5 -
      Quote Originally Posted by raduga View Post
      Why should my wallet care if I look like an idiot?!

      All I am worried about, is if my wallet has enough cash for what I want to do, not if some random stranger will think I look like an idiot when they see me with my wallet.
      Lol. How dare you purchase things just because you like them!
    1. subywrex's Avatar
      subywrex -
      the thing with android, is that they dont really directly copy apple. Its the hardware companies like Samsung that come in and they make additions to android with touch wiz and stuff. That is what i believe is infringing patents.