HTC Peter Chou says media reports on the Apple patent deal fees are "baseless"
0. phoneArena 20 Nov 2012, 03:01 posted on
HTC chief Peter Chou is in Tokyo today to unveil the J Butterfly monster of a handset (think the Droid DNA, but with microSD slot), and he had some not very kind words to say on the Apple-HTC patent deal reporting...
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1. tiara6918 (Posts: 1949; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)
$6-$8 per htc device is too much to ask. I'm sure peter chou made the right decisions when it comes to the licensing fees with apple
6. anywherehome (Posts: 971; Member since: 13 Dec 2011)
no, every-one has to fight against such a r*tten company like Apple is!
just look what Apple IS doing:
bit [dot] ly/RYzOPP
unbelievable thief = Apple
because of greedy Apple we ALL pay higher prices for eBooks!!!
11. richardyarrell2011 (banned) (Posts: 510; Member since: 16 Mar 2011)
Mr.Chou needs to be pimp slapped. Give apple nothing and stand strong don't be weak. Samsung will show everyone that YES APPLE is soft.
17. JKING_25 (Posts: 53; Member since: 12 Sep 2012)
Thumbs up brother, but shave off that mustache for Christ sake. My kids would fear you!
18. ngo2dd (Posts: 896; Member since: 08 Jul 2011)
You guys are so dumb. HTC is not a company that is worth over 100 billion. HTC has already lost a couple of case. Remember the product ban that happen to HTC.
Samsung will not get off not planning Apple, but that money is nothing for them.
2. blackspot (Posts: 102; Member since: 14 Nov 2012)
Well, I guess the patent deal wasn't really mutual after all.
3. andro. (Posts: 1994; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)
Htc knowing well how money greedy and money thirsty apple are prob sat there to themselves pondering what the lowest sum of money possible they could offer Apple and get away with it,small enough monetary value that htc aren't too bothered about it but high enough to keep the juvenile litigious Apple away.
4. cj100570 (Posts: 204; Member since: 12 May 2009)
Well then, Peter Chou should clear the air by disclosing the details of the agreement so that all the false info can be corrected.
13. Aeires (unregistered)
Exactly, sounds to me like he's whistling in the dark, or talking out both sides of his mouth. Companies keep all kinds of things secret but when a story hits the web like this did, time to clear the air with some real stats, not vague opinions.
5. anywherehome (Posts: 971; Member since: 13 Dec 2011)
HTC....you dont fight so we dont care about your products......better support companies who do not support r*tten Apple
8. SherlockHolmes (Posts: 125; Member since: 10 Apr 2012)
Samsung Fought and what happened :-- Fukin 1 Billion Dollars !!
12. joey_sfb (Posts: 4759; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)
The reason why I buy Samsung smartphone and tablet. Stand tall against all bully.
14. Aeires (unregistered)
Until the final trial verdict is handed in, Samsung hasn't paid Apple a dime. Someone with a user name like yourself should have known that.
23. JC557 (Posts: 1266; Member since: 07 Dec 2011)
Unfortunately it's not so simple. HTC doesn't have THAT much money on hand to keep fighting Apple. Apple has a huge cash reserve which they can use to keep the litigation going and possibly buy judges/ juries to vote in their favor. It's just like those RIAA/ MPAA scare tactics on the average person who simply can't afford to fight the giants in court and end up settling, even if the piracy charge is bogus.
25. anywherehome (Posts: 971; Member since: 13 Dec 2011)
HTC has 20 mil for lawyers ;)
and wont be more for sure
7. lubba (Posts: 1313; Member since: 17 Jan 2011)
You can say whatever you want about Apple, and it wouldn't put a dent on them. Their followers are huge! Like they say, "once you go mac, you won't go back". That's why I don't use one. My work place is filled with Apple except two found the GS3 was the best thing they ever bought. They love the beautiful screen and size. As for me, well, once you use WP, you're all alone".
9. gothicheart (Posts: 83; Member since: 17 Oct 2012)
you're right, there sure are a huge number of grannies out there who still love apple, no matter what ...
10. jstahl (Posts: 79; Member since: 03 Sep 2012)
Apple and HTC unite and kill off samsung and lg p.o.s.
16. joey_sfb (Posts: 4759; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)
and yet HTC has to pay apple in the most unwilling way. HTC has lost all my respect. I used to introduce HTC handset to friend. Now, all my close friend use Samsung.
Each and everyone of them are tired of apples' tyranny. Happy to report some are 4s user.
19. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)
KILL OFF YOUR COMMENT. FYI APPLE doesn't like working with anyone. APPLE like stealing the competition money
15. megabok (banned) (Posts: 58; Member since: 03 Apr 2012)
HTC can f*ck themeselves. They throw away all their remaining pride and dignity and swallowed every drop of apple's semen.
20. lubba (Posts: 1313; Member since: 17 Jan 2011)
They don't have the huge financial backing as Samsung. They can't afford to continue these litigations. Its best to settle and move forward.
21. Jonathan41 (Posts: 532; Member since: 22 Mar 2012)
The whole intelectual property system is screwed up. HTC made a move that I don't necessarily agree with but, it was the safest way to end these extremely expensive legal battles. It's over and now HTC can finally move on. What Apple is doing is totally hypocritical and in may cases is flat out untrue but, this is an exploite of the system we live in today. Apple has taken advantage of a broken system. Apple is a like a tired boxer, throwing elbows to try and steal a losing fight in the last round. Apple will fall, they always do. Innovation is created though partnership and constant borrowing and rebuilding of ideas and products. Suing companies you borrow from is not good for business. These methods won't work. Apple is constantly uses other companies ideas while suing anyone whole they feel threatened by. They should feel threatened. Apple is only delaying the inevitable.