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

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

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, 09:27

15. darkkjedii (Posts: 24329; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)

Obviously they have something with 6-8$ per handset coming. Dude this is business that's all it is plain n simple.

posted on 12 Nov 2012, 09:08

8. tigermcm (Posts: 860; Member since: 02 Sep 2009)

ummmmm I thought HTC was paying MS for every android sold? Someone help me out

posted on 12 Nov 2012, 11:48

30. ktfrank (Posts: 4; Member since: 11 Dec 2010)

They are, something like $10-13

posted on 12 Nov 2012, 23:58

67. tigermcm (Posts: 860; Member since: 02 Sep 2009)

looks like HTC might make WP8 primary and Android 2nd

posted on 12 Nov 2012, 09:10

9. anywherehome (Posts: 971; Member since: 13 Dec 2011)

No! Why?! Not a penny to rotten Apple without real patents! You have to defend!

posted on 12 Nov 2012, 09:13 4

10. wendygarett (unregistered)

Another victory for Apple!!! Cheers!!!

posted on 12 Nov 2012, 14:08 4

41. Droiddoes (unregistered)

Another idiotic biased wendygarett post! Cheers!

posted on 12 Nov 2012, 09:28 2

17. angelesmec (unregistered)

HTC you are staining Android's reputation.

posted on 16 Nov 2012, 20:56

76. epdm2be (Posts: 640; Member since: 20 Apr 2012)

HTC isn't staining anything, they just want to make and sell phones and mind their own business.

It's the American industry that's staining Android as a product. Perhaps you people are beginning to understand why Nokia had to choose Windows Phone.

It seems US business ethics are everything but ethics!

Here are US-tactics to destry competition.

Plan A (the 3-step plan AKA the quick plan)
1) Let US-company G create a cheap OS, propagate it to the world as "open source"
2) Then let another US-Company M sue every non US-company who uses that OS...
3) ...if it works, then signal a green flag to another US-company A to sue them even more.

Until non US-company is dead!

Plan B (the 6-step plan AKA the long plan)

1) plant a US-mole into non-US company N,
2) destroy company N's native products (label them as 'burning platform' etc)
3) adopt US product from company M as only choice
4) slowly sell/remove/kill-off company N's assets (buildings, factories, workforce etc...)
5) until nothing is left of company N
6) assimilate remaining left-overs and IP to US-company M

mission accomplished!

Destroying non-US companies is one sure way to get US-economy back on tracks. Now whether that money will be spend to sustain general US-economy and increase general wellfare in the US or just to fill the pockets of a small select club of filthy rich people, that is the real question.

posted on 12 Nov 2012, 10:53 3

25. shuaibhere (Posts: 1986; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)

Instead of doing this they should join samsung in defending lte patents.......
Shame on you htc....

posted on 12 Nov 2012, 11:11

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

They should but they probably can't afford to do so. Do you think HTC would have the kind money to fight Apple lawsuits in multiple countries? As much as I don't want to see this happen, perhaps this really is the best way for them.

posted on 12 Nov 2012, 10:53 3

26. lukasound (Posts: 152; Member since: 16 Nov 2011)

I would NEVER buy an Apple product. Even if they were better than others, which they are, by a large margin, not.

posted on 12 Nov 2012, 11:50 3

31. mukrenol (Posts: 92; Member since: 03 Sep 2011)

So it's too much for apple to pay other company 8 to 10 bucks for each patent they violate but it's 'fair' they get others to pay the same amount... iproducts sucks....

posted on 12 Nov 2012, 13:30

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

Would you rather have people pay you, or you have to pay people?

Come on now.

posted on 12 Nov 2012, 13:52

40. winddroid (Posts: 13; Member since: 13 Oct 2012)

Mr Wu predicted in September that Apple stock was about to skyrocket to $840. In August of last year his prediction was iOS would triple marketshare in 2012. Excuse me if I have some skepticism about his industry sources.

posted on 12 Nov 2012, 14:09

42. jibraihimi (Posts: 769; Member since: 29 Nov 2011)

Crap..... Now they will increase the price of their handset to cover for this........

posted on 12 Nov 2012, 15:08

46. shirtlessrabbit4 (Posts: 40; Member since: 07 Oct 2012)

HTC 8X anyone?

posted on 16 Nov 2012, 20:59

77. epdm2be (Posts: 640; Member since: 20 Apr 2012)

Great, being held ransom by Apple or by Microsoft

No I'm not interested in the HTC 8X.

I want Symbian back!

posted on 12 Nov 2012, 19:45 1

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

PhoneArena needs to learn to stop using definitive statements in their stories and headlines when they are giving out just pure speculation. Other tech sites have more integrity about the information they report, instead of throwing out every random rumor that floods their inbox and treating it almost as fact. It's very funny when in one paragraph the author states it so definitively and on the next, he goes on to say its the words of an analyst, one of millions out there, who claims to have "sources" relaying the information perfectly. That is tertiary at best, and should be treated at such with the proper disclaimers, but apparently that's not how things roll at PhoneArena. This site still reads like a translation from another language. Too many writers with English as a second language. And don't say this site isn't aimed in part at an American audience, because even the most unremarkable US carrier phones are reviewed here. You guys need to improve on your stilted English and odd phrasing.

posted on 12 Nov 2012, 23:23

66. Friendlysky (Posts: 54; Member since: 04 Jul 2012)

Apple Crook and scam from others what ashame on you crook you will close yiour door soon apple.That's What happen to crook couldn't live to spend your money.

posted on 13 Nov 2012, 12:23

70. kadeep (Posts: 2; Member since: 13 Nov 2012)

I hate apple, will never buy them anything. even HTC if in this case.

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