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post #11 of 159
According to the Tom's Hardware article, HTC has a 10 year licensing agreement with Apple for all past, present, and future patents as part of the 2013 settlement. So, no lawsuits this time.
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According to the Tom's Hardware article, HTC has a 10 year licensing agreement with Apple for all past, present, and future patents as part of the 2013 settlement. So, no lawsuits this time.

Good for HTC on that one.
But I would imagine suing for copying a visual design in nearly every way as a competitor falls under another category besides a patent.
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  • too expensive for what you get, outside of usa
  • i dont like the physical button
  • i hope they havent ruined Sense so they can update android faster
post #14 of 159
Yeah because you can do so much with a slab these days in design.

I can't wait till Samsung and LG starts to bring the clamshell back with the folding phone.
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They covered that in a same paragraph.

"Also, the results of the Apple/Samsung lawsuit showed that trade dress (the "look" of a device) isn't something that can be infringed upon."

http://www.tomshardware.com/news/htc-one-a9-smartphone-announced,30365.html

Tom's Hardware articles are usually fairly accurate but you never know about Apple. They might just go for it anyway.
post #16 of 159
When the IP6 came out I thought it looked a lot like the M8, but this one looks a heck of a lot more like an IP6 than the IP6 looks like the M8. I much prefer the radius/rounded back to the flat designs, seems to sit in the hand better, I wish they would have stuck closer to the M8 design.

Is this supposed to be a replacement for the M8 or just a new phone? Specs wise it seems like the M8 is the better piece of kit.
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When the IP6 came out I thought it looked a lot like the M8, but this one looks a heck of a lot more like an IP6 than the IP6 looks like the M8. I much prefer the radius/rounded back to the flat designs, seems to sit in the hand better, I wish they would have stuck closer to the M8 design.

Is this supposed to be a replacement for the M8 or just a new phone? Specs wise it seems like the M8 is the better piece of kit.

I think this is meant to be a whole new phone line and won't reflect on the future M# series.
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post #18 of 159
They took the worst iPhone design and paired it with the worst mobile OS.
   
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post #19 of 159
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Good for HTC on that one.
But I would imagine suing for copying a visual design in nearly every way as a competitor falls under another category besides a patent.

ThermalTake would disagree.
post #20 of 159
dont they have some sort of shared agreement with apple in place anyways?
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