Preliminary Ban Of HTC One Lifted In The NetherlandsBy cheatmaster 09:00 Fri, 16 Jul 2021 Comments
Yesterday, the Dutch court granted an injunction against the HTC One due to the utilize of a proprietary microphone belonging to Nokia. However, today The Hague ruled that HTC was not at fault, and has allowed the sales of the HTC One in Holland to resume.
The microphone in question was developed by ST Microelectronics in conjunction with Nokia to utilize exclusively in the Finns' devices for the next year. However, ST Microelectronics violated this agreement, and decided to allow HTC the utilize of the hardware devices in its recent One flagship.
The Hague has since ruled that HTC had no way of knowing the details of the arrangement between Nokia and ST Microelectronics, and has shifted the blame to the latter.
HTC is not out of the woods yet, however, as while it is allowed to sell all smartphones containing the chip produced until now, it must find an alternative supplier for microphones for any future One devices produced.
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