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HTC will have to pay Apple $6 to $8 for every Android handset sold

0. phoneArena 12 Nov 2012, 08:46 posted on

Just recently we learned that HTC has agreed to pay licensing fees to Apple in a settlement of one of the biggest cases in the mobile industry…

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posted on 12 Nov 2012, 08:52 19

1. Ravail (Posts: 182; Member since: 14 Oct 2011)


Lol I wouldn't put it past Apple for them to patent the colors Black and White in cell phones..

posted on 12 Nov 2012, 09:05 22

6. aaronkatrini (Posts: 241; Member since: 06 Jun 2012)


Htc is the only brand that brings INNOVATION and they must pay to apple for that!
I mean, they came up with the first Android phone, one of the first Windows 7 phone, the first Nexus device, First 1ghz Snapdragon, first 3D screen on a phone, First Quad-Core Chipset.... and many others...
I HATE APPLE!

posted on 12 Nov 2012, 09:26

14. Ravail (Posts: 182; Member since: 14 Oct 2011)


Your comment has nothing to do with that i posted. Lol umadbro?

posted on 12 Nov 2012, 09:50

21. gothicheart (Posts: 83; Member since: 17 Oct 2012)


htc paying for every phone sold, and apple paying nokia for every iphone sold. well, it only shows who the real innovator is...

posted on 12 Nov 2012, 11:00

27. gwuhua1984 (Posts: 1237; Member since: 06 Mar 2012)


Innovation is who spends the most money suing others. So yes, Apple would be the one and only true innovator there.

posted on 12 Nov 2012, 16:58

51. Topcat488 (Posts: 1396; Member since: 29 Sep 2012)


Yeah, HTC should have offered Apple $1.00 for each phone sold, Just like what Apple offered Motorola during their FRAND hearings... Poor HTC :/

posted on 16 Nov 2012, 20:15

71. epdm2be (Posts: 556; Member since: 20 Apr 2012)


"I HATE APPLE!"

You think MSFT is any better? They did this FIRST in 2010!
See e.g.

http://www.tomsguide.com/us/Google-android-OS-Mobile-Patent,news-6622.html

It seems that American companies these days use everything BUT innovation to fill their CEO's greedy pockets.

posted on 12 Nov 2012, 09:27 4

16. MeoCao (unregistered)


From now on, when you buy a HTC phone you indirectly pay $8 to Apple.

So we have one more reason not to choose HTC phones.

posted on 12 Nov 2012, 09:32

18. aaronkatrini (Posts: 241; Member since: 06 Jun 2012)


true and sad

posted on 12 Nov 2012, 12:24

32. alouden (unregistered)


Too true. When this news broke, all it made me want to di is go ahead and buy a Samsung.

posted on 12 Nov 2012, 13:31

38. LionStone (Posts: 753; Member since: 10 Dec 2010)


There are no facts to this...article says someone "thinks" this is the case...

posted on 16 Nov 2012, 20:27

72. epdm2be (Posts: 556; Member since: 20 Apr 2012)


+5$ to Microsoft.
How come you have such short memories?

http://www.quora.com/What-is-the-nature-of-the-patent-infringement-settlement-between-Microsoft-and-OEMs-selling-Android-phones-such-as-HTC

Profits on every HTC handset = -x
...and there goes the most innovative non-US smartphone maker down the drain....

I'll give HTC 2 years tops!

By then Nokia will be destroyed by (ex-)MSFT employees, together with RIM if these canadians are so foolish to hire mr. Sinofsky (ex MSFT). Google have already put Motorola practically to sleep.

By 2015 the most innovative cell/smart-phone companies will be gone. And all what's left is cheap crappy chinese/korean s**t or uber-expensive stuff from MicroAppleSoft.

I'm really looking forward to the future...Oh dear! :-(

posted on 12 Nov 2012, 08:57 5

2. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


Better than what they are paying MS....

posted on 12 Nov 2012, 12:37

33. jroc74 (Posts: 6015; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


This is true....lol. In some bizarro world....Apple's license deal is better than MS's. I think some heads are gonna explode...

posted on 16 Nov 2012, 20:35

73. epdm2be (Posts: 556; Member since: 20 Apr 2012)


No it isn't. HTC only pays 5$ to Microsoft for every Android handset.

Funny how 2 supposedly non-related and supposedly competive American companies earn foreign money of the back of an OS build by another supposedly non-related and supposedly competive American company.

I don't wanna sound again like this is all a conspiracy but there sure is something fishy going on...

posted on 12 Nov 2012, 08:58 2

3. husfus (Posts: 62; Member since: 21 Oct 2012)


Htc gives to apple, apple gives to nokia!

posted on 12 Nov 2012, 09:18

12. neutralguy (Posts: 1152; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


true that.

posted on 16 Nov 2012, 20:36

74. epdm2be (Posts: 556; Member since: 20 Apr 2012)


I'll correct that for you:
"Htc gives to apple, apple gives to nokia and Nokia gives back to Microsoft!"

posted on 12 Nov 2012, 09:01 9

4. Aeires (unregistered)


HTC, quietly brilliant, publicly stupid.

posted on 12 Nov 2012, 09:06 2

7. MeoCao (unregistered)


can't say any better.

posted on 12 Nov 2012, 09:04 6

5. MeoCao (unregistered)


I would understand if it was MS. MS is PC King and has a lot of essential patents like file formats, emails, security...

What Apple has? Rectangle w rounded corners, flat centered screen, slide to unlock... all trivial things that can have work around solutions to.

And now Apple has free hands to go after other Android OEMs.

Shame on you HTC.

posted on 12 Nov 2012, 09:14 5

11. Aeires (unregistered)


What happened to HTC standing up to Apple over LTE patents? I can't help feeling there was a trade going on here, Apple gets LTE rights, and now license fees, and HTC gets Apple's lawyers off their back. What respect I had for HTC is now dead, they caved in to Apple, the single greatest threat to innovation and competition the mobile community has ever seen.

posted on 12 Nov 2012, 13:29 1

36. Xquisite (Posts: 87; Member since: 23 Apr 2012)


Hmm, lawsuits vs random internet guy losing respect because he doesn't understand business?

posted on 12 Nov 2012, 13:45 1

39. Aeires (unregistered)


Hmm, customer base choosing a different OEM to purchase phones from vs lawsuit they could have won.

Don't be so stupid to isolate this down to one person.

posted on 12 Nov 2012, 14:59 1

45. Xquisite (Posts: 87; Member since: 23 Apr 2012)


Lmao I doubt there will be a high percentage of people that don't buy the Droid DNA because of this.

Seriously if you don't buy an HTC phone because of this, you have issues.

posted on 12 Nov 2012, 15:21

47. Aeires (unregistered)


You don't have to have issues to boycott a company. It's about not supporting something you disagree with. It's that simple.

posted on 12 Nov 2012, 16:38 1

50. Xquisite (Posts: 87; Member since: 23 Apr 2012)


It isn't that simple. You're buying a HTC product, not an Apple product. There is no point in missing out on great phones because of business things that shoudln't even concern you.

posted on 12 Nov 2012, 18:04 1

53. Aeires (unregistered)


It's not your call what concerns me or not. It's my choice as a consumer to buy from one company vs another, not yours. Obviously this doesn't bother you so feel free to buy HTC if you want, that's your choice. My choice is different.

posted on 16 Nov 2012, 20:38

75. epdm2be (Posts: 556; Member since: 20 Apr 2012)


It will be very hard to buy any HTC phone if HTC is no more...

posted on 12 Nov 2012, 15:54

49. alouden (unregistered)


Well put. I understand business, so as pissed as I am, I won't hold it against HTC. Nor would or should HTC care if I did....

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