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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6. Yummy (Posts: 117; Member since: 28 Mar 2012)
More conflict. Tsk tsk tsk... Pass the popcorn.
7. whencatsruletheworld (Posts: 16; Member since: 05 Sep 2012)
What makes WP8 so special is the fact that both the hardware and software matches. Yes, agree with Waffleny (comment 1). This lawsuit is going to be silly. Its like Apple and Samsung all over again. Nokia also have to think that not all WP8 consumers are looking at Nokia. Some may want better speakers and sound. They might look at HTC 8X with Beats Audio instead.
Also, Microsoft is really depending on their OEMs to make sure that Windows Phone 8 is a success. I highly think that WP8 have lots of potential. But now, these companies are fighting over similar looking phones. Im an Android user thats already getting ready to move to WP8 family. But if choices restrict myself, then i have to stay with Android.
And all these bashing tweets by Nokia is getting too childish. Compete by promoting your product. Not by bashing competition.
8. gwhyte01 (Posts: 44; Member since: 09 Jul 2008)
This started as a rumor, and here its a fact. And the source is wmpoweruser.
9. traccer055 (Posts: 11; Member since: 04 Sep 2009)
the 8X looks like it is inline with the one series.
11. wendygarett (unregistered)
Why don't you seek ban on ipod nano!!!
which the design is more 'rectangular' than 8x lol
20. wendygarett (unregistered)
you know what? bannes the HTC product may help increase nokia sales but not windows phone as whole...
Because most HTC user ( android fan) who want to switch to windows phone they will definitely pick back the HTC...
No wp for HTC?? oh well... JELLYBEAN FTW!!!
18. Hallucinator (Posts: 387; Member since: 24 May 2010)
Because the iPod nano is not a phone.
26. pikapowerize (banned) (Posts: 1869; Member since: 03 May 2012)
i was about to say that! but i think deep... before, when the lumia and N9 arrive, some people think that its a phone version of the iPod nano!
but these new nano really ressemble to the lumia phones!
but i dont think nokia will sue them coz its not a phone!
16. rusticguy (Posts: 2828; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)
Stupid crap. ... good most of these j3rks aren't making TV.
17. lubba (Posts: 1313; Member since: 17 Jan 2011)
Just what wp need, a f**king NokApple! WP is struggling and here it is. Make it even worse. Lets infight while Apple garnish more money. And Android continues to dominate. Stupid Nokia!!!
25. rusticguy (Posts: 2828; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)
Nokia copying apple in suing over "LOOK" so now Apple should sue Nokia for copying :)
47. lubba (Posts: 1313; Member since: 17 Jan 2011)
Sue Nokia for suing, Because Apple patent suing. Lolzz
19. Jimstar (Posts: 259; Member since: 24 Oct 2011)
mmm I don't really think HTC deliberately copied Nokia...but it is kinda hard to not go there. I mean HTC's previous WP designs looked like nothing like the 8X and 8S, I mean going from the Titan II to the 8X? Thats a pretty stark change.At the same time, the design itself seems, to me at least, too basic to be original even to Nokia.
And two weeks really isn't enough time to design the outer shell of a device like this because they'd still have to repackage the internals to get everything to work properly. Maybe if Nokia feels like their design could be copied so easily they should've come up with a more intricate design in the firstplace.
21. remtothemax (Posts: 260; Member since: 02 May 2012)
hey nokia, here's an idea
why don't you try releasing some phones first
like, maybe on verizon?
before you start whining about problems
also, didn't htc say that they worked closely with microsoft and that they had design restrictions put in place by microsoft?
shouldn't microsoft sort of step in here and mediate?
especially since they worked closely with nokia via elop to design the nokia phones
...and work closely with htc to design their phones
it kind of would be like if apple sued samsung for the sg after helping them design it
23. Samsomesh (Posts: 195; Member since: 11 Jun 2012)
Actually 8x looks similar to lumia.!! Agreed.!
38. ngo2dd (Posts: 896; Member since: 08 Jul 2011)
No look at any hands on and you will see it look nothing a like.
27. phil2n (Posts: 487; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)
nokia will not sue HTC instead they will warn it..
did you remember nokia warned samsung bec. of IP..
Nokia is not Idevil
28. Glim12808 (Posts: 394; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)
Of course this is still just unconfirmed rumor at this point but if it's accurate, then it's a sad day for Windows Phone 8:-(
29. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)
Doesn't Microsoft require similar design cues on all of its handsets?
Granted, the multiple color bit is pretty similar, but whatever. Nokia is just sounding like a wounded, desperate animal here.
49. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4275; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
I don't believe so, Samsung has always made its WP handsets look different from what HTC and Nokia offered. And HTC's WP devices last year differentiated themselves from Nokia and Samsung as well, I don't know what happened this year.
They both have that uni-body polycarbonate design, and both are in a variety of colors as well. It seems as though HTC is at fault here, they went from their classic metal/plastic designs with only black and white colors from last year, and now suddenly they're using the sort of colorful polycarbonate uni-body design that the Lumia 900 was known for.
It would have been alright if HTC used more curves, like One X style, but they used the kind of blocky design that the Lumia 900 had.
91. ngo2dd (Posts: 896; Member since: 08 Jul 2011)
the only think the same is the they both have different color. HTC been making uni-body design way before the Lumia 900 came out. The HTC legand, Evo design 4g and the Rmyne has a uni-body design.
99. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4275; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
I know very well HTC had uni-body designs. But they always had curves, and the Lumia 900 was more blocky. That's why I said, if they were to use more curves, like the One X, then it would be alright. But instead they used the same blocky uni-body design as the Lumia instead of their trademark rounded metal/polycarbonate uni-body construction.
31. Tsepz_GP (Posts: 987; Member since: 12 Apr 2012)
Dear oh dear, fighting within the eco system? Interesting :)
Seems WP and its OEMs will just self implode.
34. TheRetroReplay (Posts: 254; Member since: 20 Mar 2012)
Are phone manufacturers so stupid that they can't figure out that there's only one way to make a rectangle?
"Nokia is said to feel strongly that the front face of the HTC 8X looks like the front of the Nokia Lumia 820" - It's Windows 8 you morons it's only going to look one way.
39. 7thspaceman (Posts: 1552; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)
wow this is bad. I donot think HTC went out o copy the Nokia 820 or 920. I think HTC may have been influenced by The Nokia designs but an out right copy of them is something they did not want. if HTC proves that they had this design before the Nokia 820 was announced to the press then Nokia's case wont hold up in court and Nokia will loose this case buy Nokia's Lawyers will get richer..
42. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5711; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
eh, i hate to see it but Nokia might have a case here. i would have to look twice in public to distinguish between someone using a 8X or a Lumia 820.
53. nbringer (Posts: 180; Member since: 11 Sep 2012)
There are many phones that look the same not just these two...