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Source: Nokia seeks ban on HTC 8X?

0. phoneArena 24 Sep 2012, 21:39 posted on

A report says that Nokia is going to be taking HTC to court claiming that the latter's two Windows Phone 8 handsets that have been introduced, copy the look and design of the Finnish based firm's own pair of recently introduced Windows Phone 8 handsets...

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posted on 24 Sep 2012, 21:43 22

1. Waffleny (Posts: 11; Member since: 28 Feb 2012)


I think this is quite silly. Of course all windows phones are going to look very similar. We shouldn't be fighting our allies over it though. I hope nothing comes of this because I look forward to seeing both handsets become successful

posted on 24 Sep 2012, 22:06 3

13. -box- (Posts: 3991; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)


Well... That escalated quickly!

That said, there were so many comments about the HTC 8X being Lumia-esque and the 8S being Sony-esque, I'm not surprised. All are appealing designs, and the 8X in blue, especially in the press shots showing that curved pillow-like edge (one of the most common descriptions of the N9 and Lumia 800 at launch) I find very appealing, but after my experiences with the T-Mobile G2 (aka HTC Desire Z) and HTC Sensation, I wouldn't again put my own money towards one, when that money could instead ho to the superior Nokia. Imitation is indeed the sincerest form of flattery, but I don't see the 8X very Lumia-esque, less so than the apple ipod little. Hence, I'm not sure it's worthwhile for Nokia to pursue it, IF indeed the rumors are true, especially as the zWP8 OEMs should be reasonably supportive of others who are promoting the platform.

posted on 24 Sep 2012, 22:09 16

15. pikapowerize (banned) (Posts: 1869; Member since: 03 May 2012)


its really silly! but nokia wanted to differenciate itself by its colorful lumias! and we all know that HTC's phones are all black and white!

so i guess nokia just want to protect its design! and besides they are granted by these dress code of its lumia!

posted on 25 Sep 2012, 20:27

93. aoikemono27 (Posts: 177; Member since: 27 Feb 2012)


Wow that's even worse than Apple! Colors cannot be patented. That is silliness to the highest degree! And HTC has used other colors before, like red and plum.

posted on 24 Sep 2012, 22:20 13

22. OptimusOne (Posts: 694; Member since: 22 May 2012)


really? nokia? i thought you would never pull the apple card

posted on 24 Sep 2012, 22:28 11

24. pikapowerize (banned) (Posts: 1869; Member since: 03 May 2012)


well playing safe is good in business! and besides, they somehow have a reason to sue them coz these new HTC really looks like a lumia!

but if i were HTC, i should go to the design of oneX! its really good looking! and dont ressemble to a lumia! but same polycarebonate body!

posted on 25 Sep 2012, 03:21 1

57. pikapowerize (banned) (Posts: 1869; Member since: 03 May 2012)


not to mention, HTC make Windows Mobile/Phones before nokia! so by the looks of it HTC is bored by its own design and copy nokia's joyful colors and design!

posted on 25 Sep 2012, 20:28

94. aoikemono27 (Posts: 177; Member since: 27 Feb 2012)


Copy colors? REALLY???

And the 8X actually has a california blue. The Lumia 920 doesn't have any blue variant at all.

posted on 25 Sep 2012, 04:53

64. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 4003; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


I'm still bugged Nokia had to do this! I know it's business and stuff but...this is sad!!

posted on 25 Sep 2012, 06:47

69. dexter_jdr (Posts: 1163; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)


you cant blame nokia. they put everything on the line for WP. they need every chance to be back on top...im also bugged.but its just bad timing because they are in a critical state now.

posted on 25 Sep 2012, 20:31

95. aoikemono27 (Posts: 177; Member since: 27 Feb 2012)


So they are gonna sue their way back on top? That's the tactic of a small-time troll, or if they feel threatened. If they were so confident in what they created, why are they suing? HTC has never been a big seller of Windows Phones and the design of the 8X is clearly based off of the One X. You cannot patent colors, or round square fronts with generic Windows buttons that every manufacturer must adhere to.

posted on 26 Sep 2012, 09:06

102. dexter_jdr (Posts: 1163; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)


did they start suing already? don't assume yet that they will sue.

posted on 25 Sep 2012, 10:45 1

82. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)


of course they would. now they say "YOU CAN'T COPY OUR COLORS". Color phones aren't PATENTED

posted on 05 Nov 2012, 22:04

114. buggerrer (Posts: 306; Member since: 21 Sep 2011)


Nokia is not the company you used to know, 2011 was the year the real Nokia faded.

posted on 24 Sep 2012, 23:26 2

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


War of the ankle-biters. Nokia and HTC should be focused on driving sales. Otherwise they run the risk of dominating a universe of nothing. Apple and Sammy didn't start their fight until the market value of the segment they play in was north of $10 billion/year. The WP7/8 universe is worth what, $10 million/year at present?

posted on 25 Sep 2012, 04:36 4

62. thelegend6657 (unregistered)


Still disappointed
HTC should have slapped wp8 on a HTC One X body .
8X and 8S is not as good as the rumourd elation though

posted on 25 Sep 2012, 04:36 2

63. Non_Sequitur (Posts: 1111; Member since: 16 Mar 2012)


Yeah.
I thought Nokia was better than this. They better not sue anyone for this, or I may change my mind about wanting a Lumia...

posted on 25 Sep 2012, 08:40 1

76. Altair (Posts: 367; Member since: 02 Feb 2012)


What else we can expect from an android troll? Other than support copycats and thiefs? You guys are so used to it,that it doesnt matter.

posted on 25 Sep 2012, 20:34

96. aoikemono27 (Posts: 177; Member since: 27 Feb 2012)


Oh wow now I've seen everything. A Nokia fanboy attacking an alleged Android troll. Wasn't Apple suppose to be the universal enemy? You guys have to combine forces ya know!

posted on 26 Sep 2012, 13:35

103. Altair (Posts: 367; Member since: 02 Feb 2012)


I dont like the new iPhone 5 as it doesnt offer anything really new. It is just enchanced ip4. Atleast I respect Apple for its own design and some innovations. I own the new iPad and love it. No I dont hate Apple.

HTC & Samsung are nothing but cheap copycats. old sammy even admits it. Android itself is "a stolen product".

posted on 24 Sep 2012, 21:45 19

2. vvelez5 (Posts: 623; Member since: 29 Jan 2011)


This definitely wouldn't help Microsoft but Nokia does have the right to protect their designs. I can tell the difference between the two but there is a resemblance

posted on 24 Sep 2012, 23:11 6

32. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 14191; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


Microsoft makes more money off licensing their patents for Android than they do off their own Windows phone line. Nokia shouldn't really be concerned with HTC selling more since both more than likely will not be big sellers anyway.

Both are wasting money with silly lawsuit that they could be spending trying to advertise Windows Phone 8 and getting their phones to sell.

posted on 24 Sep 2012, 23:48 7

41. VZWuser76 (Posts: 4465; Member since: 04 Mar 2010)


But you always say if they copy they should be punished. But now it's okay? That's mighty hippocrytical.

posted on 25 Sep 2012, 00:03

43. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 14191; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


I didn't say it was ok.

posted on 25 Sep 2012, 06:13

66. matrix_neo (Posts: 334; Member since: 03 Nov 2011)


Maybe but your comments obviously it was.

posted on 25 Sep 2012, 06:15 2

67. matrix_neo (Posts: 334; Member since: 03 Nov 2011)


It is not Samsung this time.

posted on 25 Sep 2012, 20:36

97. aoikemono27 (Posts: 177; Member since: 27 Feb 2012)


This is the internet. Hypocrisy is like the milk from a mother's teet!

And you spelled hypocritical wrong! /spelling troll

posted on 25 Sep 2012, 01:40 4

51. mobileharan (Posts: 18; Member since: 31 Oct 2011)


But both phones launched almost at the same time .. So how can this be a copy !!!

posted on 24 Sep 2012, 21:47 2

3. AeroPrime (Posts: 175; Member since: 21 Feb 2011)


Actually most of my friends said that 8X looks like 820 but didn't think it will become a lawsuit.

posted on 24 Sep 2012, 21:50 1

4. RapidCat (Posts: 351; Member since: 12 Jun 2012)


this is awesome

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