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.
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.