HTC suggests Apple is wrong in its patent infringement claims

HTC has issued a press release in response to Apple’s suit filed more than two weeks ago.

Apple then said that HTC infringed 20 patents “related to the iPhone’s user interface, underlying architecture and hardware.” Well, HTC has now announced that it “disagrees with Apple’s actions and will fully defend itself” – which obviously means the Taiwanese company believes Apple’s claims are far fetched.

We can’t guess how things will turn out in the Apple-HTC patent war, but HTC is pretty confident Apple has nothing against it, and will continue to “embrace competition” through its own innovations.

The company reminded us of some of its accomplishments throughout the years:

  • 1998 – first Windows PDA
  • June 2002 – first Windows Phone (the T-Mobile Pocket PC Phone Edition by HTC – pictured below)
  • October 2005 – first 3G CDMA EVDO smartphone
  • June 2007 – first gesture-based smartphone (the HTC Touch?)
  • October 2008 – first Google Android smartphone (the HTC Dream / T-Mobile G1)
  • November 2008 – first 4G WIMAX smartphone (the HTC MAX 4G)

HTC T-Mobile Pocket PC Phone 2002

HTC also talked about its Sense UI, which is “fundamentally based on listening and observing how people live and communicate,” and not on Apple patents, as the Cupertino company may want us to believe.

Via Press release

Author: Ilinca Nita

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