After locking horns in US courts over the last few months, Samsung was ordered to pay Apple over $1 billion. This was after a jury ruled in favour of Apple which accused Samsung of using some of its patents on its popular Galaxy range of smartphones and tablets.
Nokia is now reportedly planning to take HTC to court as it has claimed that the Taiwanese manufacturer has copied the design of its Lumia 820 on the new HTC 8X and 8S.
When you look at the Nokia Lumia 820 and the HTC 8X and 8S, you will no doubt see the similarities in appearance. However, when you look at previous Windows Phone powered smartphones, this is also apparent. It has been reported that Nokia is seeking to ban the sale of the new HTC phones, which are set to launch in November, in a number of countries.
The new HTC handsets, which will be the first from the Taiwanese manufacturer to showcase the new version of the Windows Phone OS, are set to be launched in November. This will follow the roll out of the new WP8 OS which is set to take place in October.
It has not been confirmed that Nokia are going to take HTC to court, but if true will certainly not be the last time that smartphone manufacturers seek compensation from competitors. Apple and Samsung are still in the process of a back and forth of accusations of copyright infringement, and it looks like the success of Apple may have spurred Nokia on after seeing the potential rewards of a jury ruled in their favour. More HTC 8X News can be found on our website.
The HTC 8X will be the higher end of the two smartphones, with the 8S aimed at the budget end of the market although given its spec list will still prove an appealing choice compared to others of the same price point.