Tag Archive | "htc"

HTC reportedly hires the brain behind Samsung’s Galaxy brand

Saturday, April 19, 2014

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While Samsung and Apple remain the top two smartphone manufacturers on the planet, that hasn’t always been in the case. Indeed, it’s easy to forget amidst the deluge of Samsung advertising materials that appear at every step, but HTC, back in the early days of Android, used to be Apple’s stiffest competition. These days, HTC [...]

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iPhone marketshare in the US growing faster than Samsung’s

Thursday, March 7, 2013

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It’s funny how an anonymously sourced rumor about the iPhone supply chain can send shares of Apple reeling and prompt analyst to adjust their estimates while favorable research based on cold hard data doesn’t seem to have much of an impact on anything. So it goes in the land of investing. But as for the [...]

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Samsung will have access to Apple and HTC’s settlement agreement

Friday, November 23, 2012

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Samsung’s request for access to Apple and HTC’s recent settlement agreement has been granted by US Magistrate Judge Paul S. Grewal. As a quick refresher, Samsung argued that it should be able to check out the particulars of the aforementioned agreement so as to see if the terms are such that they might have to [...]

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Apple’s agreement with HTC to yield $6 to $8 per Android device sold

Monday, November 12, 2012

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Apple and HTC settled their longstanding patent dispute this weekend, putting an end to a number of legal battles across multiple jurisdictions. While specific details surrounding the settlement agreement remain confidential, Stern Agee analyst Shaw Wu got in touch with some industry contacts of his and speculates that HTC will be paying Apple about $6 [...]

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Apple and HTC settle all patent disputes

Sunday, November 11, 2012

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Apple issued a press release this weekend announcing that all of their currently pending litigation with HTC has now come to an end. You might recall that HTC was the first company Apple went after in its ongoing fight against Android. The press release reads: HTC and Apple have reached a global settlement that includes [...]

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HTC profits plunge in face of competition from Apple and Samsung

Thursday, October 11, 2012

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It may seem like ancient history at this point, but well before Apple sued Samsung over its implementation of Android, Apple fired its legal ammunition at HTC back in March of 2010. Since then, Samsung has withstood the full impact of Apple’s legal attack and has nonetheless posted a number of impressive and record beating [...]

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Imports of HTC One X and Evo 4G LTE delayed pending Customs investigation resulting from ITC ruling

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

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Well apparently the ITC does have some teeth. In the first tangible success from Apple’s ongoing battle with a multitude of Android manufacturers, The Verge is reporting that US Customs officials have halted shipments of the spankin’ new HTC One X and Evo 4G LTE pending an investigation into whether or not those products run [...]

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HTC looking to reclaim the Android throne with One X, One V, and One S devices

Sunday, February 26, 2012

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While Samsung might be the top Android smartphone vendor today, it wasn’t all that long ago that HTC’s lineup of smartphones offered the most compelling Android experience on the market. But as things tend to go in the smartphone industry, Samsung quickly caught up and soon surpassed HTC in both total sales volume and elegant [...]

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HTC confirms the astuteness of Apple’s 4G strategy

Monday, February 6, 2012

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With everyone clamoring for 4G, Apple has been happy to ride the 3G train and record breaking iPhone sales confirm that people prefer a solid user experience on 3G than a subpar one on 4G. Tim Cook famously said that Apple was hesitant to jump into the 4G pool due to battery concerns and bulky [...]

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HTC responds to ITC import ban

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

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The ITC yesterday ruled that HTC’s Android based smartphones infringe upon one of the claims in Apple #5,946,647 patent which centers on analyzing and linking data structures. Put simply, the patent embodies scenarios when one application parses a string and can then communicate that information over to another application. One example we cited yesterday was [...]

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Apple wins ITC import ban against HTC’s Android smartphones

Monday, December 19, 2011

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After a few legal setbacks over the past couple weeks, the most glaring being Judge Lucy Koh’s rejection of Apple’s motion for a preliminary injunction against Samsuing, Apple today was finally on the receiving end of a significant legal decision. The International Trade Commission (ITC) ruled today that HTC’s Android-based smartphones infringe upon two claims in [...]

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HTC cuts revenue forecasts amidst slumping Android sales

Thursday, December 1, 2011

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A few weeks ago, NPD released US marketshare data indicating that the iPhone 4 and iPhone 3GS were the most popular smartphones during the third quarter of 2011. So while Android devices may cumulatively sell more than Apple, it’s quite telling that even a 2+ year old product such as the iPhone 3GS is able [...]

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