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HTC sets the record straight about the court actions in the Netherlands -- there is no injunction against HTC, there will be no recall of smart phones

HTC has released a statement today concerning the recent court hearings between ST Microelectronics and Nokia. In case you didn't catch it, Nokia sought an injunction over part of the microphone assembly used in the HTC One provided by ST Micro. The courts found in Nokia's favor, but agreed that HTC was "blameless" and no action was taken against them. 

In light of several misleading stories regarding a recent injunction obtained by Nokia against STM (a supplier of components to HTC in The Netherlands) HTC looks to clarify the following points:

  • Nokia has NOT obtained an injunction in The Netherlands, or anywhere else, against the HTC One.
  • The Dutch proceedings were brought by Nokia solely against STM.   HTC was not sued by Nokia in the Netherlands.
  • The Dutch injunction prohibits STM from selling certain microphones to any company other than Nokia for a limited period.
  • The judgment against STM states that HTC can continue to use microphones already purchased from STM in its products, because they were purchased in good-faith. Nokia's attempt to obtain a recall of microphones already sold to HTC failed.
  • HTC will transition to improved microphone designs once its inventory of STM microphones is exhausted.

Most interesting is the "improved" microphone design they will be moving to. We'll keep an eye out for that one. 

The reception of the HTC One seems to have been very good, and this is good news for everyone who wants to pick one up.

 

Reader comments

HTC: Injunction will not affect current One phones, new mic design in progress

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Yeah, 'cause they would totally say that they're putting in a not quite as good technology.

On the other hand.
Them: "We're going to use a better technology."
Us: "I'm going to wait for the next version."

Two months later, HTC: nothing, because they're bankrupt because nobody bought their phones.

Except that 99.99% of people who intend to buy this phone wont see that, and wont deter them from buying it.

The only thing that would deter someone from buying it is the idea of getting an untested design with a new microphone vs the original design with the current microphone. There still is a question of when will they run out of parts?

You're very right - microphones are small and there's a possibility they have tons of them already in their warehouses.

As I have said in the other article related to this story, you cannot rely on Engadget and "their sources". The HTC One is selling like hotcakes, HTC as a company will be fine.

What are your sources that HTC One is selling like hotcakes? Noone has gathered any national figures yet. HTC certainly hasn't released any figures.

The fact stores are selling out every day is a pretty good indication. That's basic common sense.

I ordered one from AT$T and they don't have the supply to meet the needs. They are waiting for more supply from HTC, so I guess it's selling pretty well..

If that's the measure, then the Nexus 4 must be the best selling phone of the last year. Who knew?

Great news for HTC! I ordered 2 64gb developer edition handsets on April 10th and should be getting by Tuesday. so I'm hoping I get the phone the way HTC intended it.

It's good to see HTC try to get this message out there. It shows maybe there's somebody in PR or marketing who is on the ball. The company seems to be good on the technology front but sales and marketing has been its Achilles heel.

Funny, how many media outlets that favor Apple, were making this a doomsday scene for HTC.
There are thousands of providers of professional grade microphones, they should buy from creative labs, those guys made awesome devices.

Funny, how many media outlets that favor Apple, were making this a doomsday scene for HTC.
There are thousands of providers of professional grade microphones, they should buy from creative labs, those guys made awesome devices.

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