HTC EVO 4G LTE pre-orders to ship May 23rd according to Best Buy email
0. phoneArena 17 May 2012, 14:18 posted on
Best Buy is sending out emails to its customers who pre-ordered the HTC EVO 4G LTE to tell them that the phones will be shipped on May 23rd; that is 5 days after the original launch date which was missed because of U.S. Customs decision to not allow the devices to enter the country because of patent issues...
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1. theBankRobber (Posts: 674; Member since: 22 Sep 2011)
Im still a lil confused, is it that HTC did not license the patent from Apple? Because my Motorola Photon 4G has this feature for when you click on a link and a menu pops up with multiple options. Ether Motorola and other Android OEM's have license this from Apple OR Android OEM's are in a world of trouble for violating the same patent.
2. ngo2dd (Posts: 896; Member since: 08 Jul 2011)
It is an android core function so every android phone has it. But Apple only sue HTC for it to test the water.
4. dcgore (Posts: 212; Member since: 24 Feb 2012)
So does this mean that Steve Jobs was right when saying Android is a rip off of the iphone? The whole going thermonuclear thing?
6. ngo2dd (Posts: 896; Member since: 08 Jul 2011)
Wow you are pretty dumb because if you have an iPhone then you would know that the iPhone does jot use this patent. It is a patent for OS9 for Mac not the iPhone. You are a big dumbass
5. BREvenson (Posts: 240; Member since: 17 May 2012)
HTC was guilty of patent infringement about a year ago IIRC, so any new phones would have to have the multitasking feature removed. After all that time, I'm sure that HTC has worked around it so as to avoid litigation. But it won't stop Apple from using the law to prevent this phone from making it in stores on time.
If HTC proves the phones do not violate that patent, then it will be hell to pay for Apple. They can not expect everyone to accept their bullying and attempting to suppress the competition. It's unacceptable by any standard.
3. EclipseGSX (Posts: 1705; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)
I suppose I can wait 5 more days. Bad Apple, bad!