HTC One mini now back on sale after ban is overturned

 

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HTC have successfully appealed a ban against the sale of its device in the UK.

 

HTC have successfully appealed against a ban passed earlier this month which stopped the Taiwanese company selling the HTC One mini in the UK.

 

The ban was put into force after HTC had been shown to infringe on one of Nokia's patents and, if HTC's appeal was unsuccessful, could have been extended to their entire HTC One range. Thankfully, that's not the case and all of their devices are now back on sale in the UK.

 

HTC released an official statement adding "HTC is delighted that the Court of Appeals has granted a stay on the injunction against our products. We will immediately resume shipment of all of our devices into the UK, including the entire HTC One family”.

 

They went on to add that they are now looking for alternative chip to use in their smartphones that won't infringe on Nokia's patents. Although, they also stated that they "plan to aggressively appeal the validity decision of Nokia's EP 0 998 024 patent".

 

At the court case it was revealed that HTC's next-gen smartphones will be unveiled in February and will go on sale in March. That is thought to include the HTC One M8 (or HTC One Two), which is the successor to the award-winning HTC One. So at least something good has come out the dispute!

 

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By Simon Thomas on 16th December, 2013


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