Apple has suffered a defeat in one of its legal battles after a judge in the UK ruled that HTC is not infringing on Apple patents.
In a decision handed down today, Judge Christopher Floyd said that HTC does not violate four Apple patents the iPhone maker argued that the Asian smartphone and tablet manufacturer is infringing with its devices.
Furthermore, the judge ruled three out of the four patents are invalid including a patent that relates to the slide-to-unlock feature.
The two other …
HTC will not be tempted into selling cheap smartphones even though the company is in a tough fight with smartphone heavyweights like Samsung and Apple.
The remark comes from HTC Chief Executive Officer Peter Chou in an interview with The Wall Street Journal.
The remarks have been made by the chief executive even though one of the emerging markets HTC has recorded biggest growth in is China. China has an appetite for high-end smartphones as well as lower-end and affordable smartphones. …
HTC Corp is looking to finalize its acquisition of S3 Graphics, the company has confirmed.
According to Focus Taiwan, the Taiwanese smartphone and tablet maker still wants to buy S3 Graphics as it looks to bolster its patent holdings.
The publication says that HTC has “an eye on [S3 Graphics’] strong patent portfolio.
The confirmation from HTC comes from HTC General Cousel Grace Lei who said that the preliminary ruling of the U.S. International Trade Commission back in 2011 that Apple has …
Microsoft Wins Motorola Phones Ban in the US
U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) found that several models of Motorola phones infringe a patent owned by Microsoft, so the import of such devices will not enter the U.S.
U.S. President Barack Obama, who has up to 60 days to block the decision through veto, has already issued the order. The decision does not explain exactly which the models are, but previously Microsoft called for banning the most popular models – ATRIX, Droid X, Droid 2, …
HTC has apparently decided that it will not include Beats headphones with its smartphones in the foreseeable future, a new report says.
The information comes from HTC’s Martin Fichter who told CNet in an interview that HTC will not include Beats headsets in its future smartphone packages.
“An accessory like the headphone doesn’t factor in when someone is buying a smartphone. If they want a Beats headphone, they’ll buy it directly,” Fichter is quoted by CNet as saying.
Get ready for an abundance of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update (ICS update) from HTC.
The company has just confirmed that it would be delivering the ICS update to a plethora of smartphones soon.
The announcement came from HTC via a post on its blog saying that 16 HTC phones will soon be getting the ICS update most if not all of their users are waiting for.
Here’s the scoop. The following HTC devices are confirmed to get a tasty treat of Ice Cream Sandwich:
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HTC has admitted that its Sense UI, the skin it puts over the Android mobile operating system got very bloated as it developed.
The admission comes from HTC Chief Product Officer Kouji Kodera in an interview with Pocket-lint.
According to the publication, Kodera made the admission about the Sense UI in an exclusive interview at the currently-ongoing Mobile World Congress 2012 in Barcelona, Spain.
“From the original Sense up to Sense 3.5 we added too many things. The original concept was that …
HTC has had a turbulent time in the smartphone market. The company had previously made phones for carriers and did not have any line of their own until only three years ago when their HTC smartphones became a hit with users for the sleek engineering and different user interface and experience.
But the company soon realized hitting a home run in the little leagues is not equal to hitting a home run in major league and this was best exemplified when the launch of the iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S as …
What appears to be the official specifications sheet and official photos of the HTC One X has been leaked courtesy of a site from Greece.
The leak comes via the Greek site FullGSM.gr before the HTC One X is expected to be unveiled by HTC at a pre-Mobile World Congress press event a day before the MWC 2012.
The leak also comes after another leak of another phone in HTC’s upcoming One lineup, the HT One S which is said to feature a 4.3-inch AMOLED touchscreen, dual-core CPU and 8MP camera.
HTC is reportedly working on a new phone powered by Microsoft’s Windows Phone 7 mobile operating system, the HTC HD8.
The existence of the HTC HD8 was seemingly confirmed as the phone’s data – which also reveals what build of the Windows Phone 7 OS it is running on – has been spotted in app stats from the Windows Marketplace.
The discovery was made by WPCentral’s Daniel Rubino who says in a report that the HTC HD8 first appeared via stats from the “…I’m a WP7” app on December …