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NewsPoster Apr 25, 2013 08:13 AM
HTC clarifies Nokia injunction as against mic, not HTC One
HTC is planning to change its source of microphones for the <a href="" rel='nofollow'>HTC One</a> once its existing inventory has run out, following Nokia's recent <a href="" rel='nofollow'>court action</a> in the Netherlands. A statement from the manufacturer seeking to clarify the injunction filed by Nokia explains that the injunction isn't against HTC itself, but is against a component supplier in the Netherlands called STM. <br />
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The injunction prevents STM from selling specific microphones to anyone other than Nokia for a limited period of time. As HTC purchased the microphones "in good-faith," the attempt by Nokia to recall the sold microphones from HTC failed, which provides HTC a buffer while it transitions to "improved microphone designs." <br />
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It is stressed in the statement that the injunction does not prohibit the sale of the HTC One with the high-amplitude microphone, and that Nokia's action was purely against STM as a supplier and not HTC as a manufacturer. <br />
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HTC really needs the HTC One to succeed, after the delayed device reportedly cost the company profits in its <a href=" esults/" rel='nofollow'>quarterly results</a>. Marketing efforts, including the <a href="" rel='nofollow'>Live Experience Tour</a> in the US, have been helped by reviews of the Samsung Galaxy S4, where reviewers have actively compared the two devices, and in some cases, <a href=" res/" rel='nofollow'>outright recommending</a> the HTC One over Samsung's effort.
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