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HTC One X Phone Held by Customs Due to ITC Ruling 101

Posted by Unknown Lamer
from the just-get-an-iphone-instead dept.
zacharye writes, quoting BGR: "The launch of Sprint's flagship EVO 4G LTE has been delayed indefinitely and supply of AT&T's flagship HTC One X will be constrained as a result of ongoing patent disputes between HTC and Apple. HTC confirmed in a statement emailed to BGR on Tuesday evening that shipments of its new EVO 4G LTE and One X smartphones have been held up by United States Customs as part of an International Trade Commission investigation. Before the phones can clear Customs, the ITC will need to determine that HTC's new handsets are in compliance with an earlier ruling..."
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HTC One X Phone Held by Customs Due to ITC Ruling

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  • Re:Boycott Apple (Score:3, Insightful)

    by Quila (201335) on Wednesday May 16, 2012 @11:38AM (#40018265)

    Apple already destroyed the competition by having a superior product. Symbian, Microsoft and Blackberry phones began a steep decline after the iPhone was introduced, and before any lawsuits. In all markets where there is no legal restriction to selling competing tablets, the iPad still rules.

  • by Quila (201335) on Wednesday May 16, 2012 @12:13PM (#40018717)

    Create mediocre, over-priced smart phone to leverage absurdly loyal fan-base

    You do realize that most buyers were not Apple fans, right? In fact, the term "halo effect" was coined in this context to describe people who became Apple fans because of buying iPhones, making them more likely to buy Apple computers.

    using components from popular MP3 player.

    There was pretty much no hardware or software in common with the iPod of the time when the iPhone was released.

    sue into oblivion anyone who dares to threaten your market share by creating superior products.

    The marketshare and insane profits came before the lawsuits. Those lawsuits appeared because of copycat products. Android is a perfect example. Early prototypes were Blackberry copies, and then when the iPhone got popular, they switched to copying the iPhone. If not for the iPhone, RIM would probably be the one suing Android makers over the copycat issue.

  • Re:Boycott Apple (Score:5, Insightful)

    by icebike (68054) * on Wednesday May 16, 2012 @01:04PM (#40019409)

    Do you know of any publicly held companies that aren't even and bent on destroying their competition using all means available including but limited to incessant lawsuits?

    You can't be serious.

    The vast majority of publicly held companies go about their business without trying to kill off the competition.
    Doing so is a costly distraction, which seldom ever succeeds. Its far more often found that big companies form
    trade associations and collude than go after each other with daggers. Having competition is very useful.
    Not having competition simply invites regulation. That's why MacDonalds gets along with Burger King,
    AT&T and Verizon share tower space, Union Pacific and Burlington Pacific and Santa Fe share tracks, Bayer
    cross licenses with Pfizer.

    Your assumption that all publicly traded companies are in a death struggle suggests a hopelessly paranoid
    view of corporations that seems to be in vogue today.

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