It looks like Nokia’s legal team is setting its sights on HTC, after the Taiwanese firm unveiled its new Windows Phone 8-powered handset the Windows Phone 8X.
According to Phone Arena’s source, the Finnish firm feels that HTC’s new Windows Phone handset copied the design of the newly announced Lumia 820. So expect design disputes yet again. This time, focused on Windows Phone 8 handsets.
The source adds that the Finnish firm “feels strongly” that the curved sides and front panel of the Lumia 820 have been copied by HTC. Nokia unveiled the new handset on the 5th of September, which was soon followed by an HTC unveiling two weeks after. Nokia is reportedly seeking an injunction, which will ban the sale of the 8X in some regions.
The Lumia 820 is a more affordable handset compared to the top of the line Lumia 920. It sports a 4.3-inch display with Clear Black technology and is available in bright colours.
The Windows Phone 8X is HTC’s high-end handset that also sports a 4.3-inch display. It is also available in bright colours.
Chris Weber, head of marketing at Nokia, publicly mentioned HTC’s new Windows Phone 8-powered handsets, including the mid-range Windows Phone 8S. He calls them “rebranded products”, but at the time did not say if HTC’s handsets copied Nokia’s design.
The main reason Nokia feels HTC copied their Lumia design is due to the similarities of the 8X and the Lumia 820. Furthermore, Nokia must be threatened with HTC’s stature as a phone manufacturer, especially when the Finnish firm is trying to get back in the game with Windows Phone-powered devices.
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