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    I hope not, as we want as bigger range of hardware available as possible on launch day, though I will also admit that they might have a case as they are quite similar
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    If Nokia stops the release of the 8X, I will either get an ATIV or switch to Android. I am very tired of this nonsense.
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    Quote Originally Posted by brmiller1976 View Post
    If Nokia stops the release of the 8X, I will either get an ATIV or switch to Android. I am very tired of this nonsense.
    I agree it's getting crazy, but Android phones are also a target off all these lawsuits. It's like you can't get away from it.
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    I can choose to refuse to support patent trolls with my money, however.
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    Yep. If this is true Nokia will be dead to me.
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    No they can't. HTC is MS protected. and you cannot sue another Wp OEM. besides MS will not let them. since MS also made it with HTC. Nokia is not going to mess up MS's plan.
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    Any chance that WPCentral can get an official confirmation or denial from Nokia HQ?
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    I have to say I'm skeptical about this. I have a hard time believing that MS would appreciate a flap like this.

    And I would hope that Nokia understands that their biggest problem is getting people to adopt the OS, not worrying about competing WP models.
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    really, so all of you people support IP theft? Then PLEASE go to Android where you will be welcomed with open arms by thieves.

    HTC aped Nokia's designs and they know it. The fact that Microsoft aided in this is a slap to the face of Nokia and their partnership. Nokia got married to MS and the OS and then MS turned around and got a ***** to dress up as Nokia....plain and simple.
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    I hope this isn't true. It would be nice to have as many options as possible out there. Somehow I don't see MS being on board with this. Hopefully it's just as sound byte to keep WP phone in the news during i5 sales.
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    I don't see where they copied the 820.

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    I am going to wait until there is confirmation before sharing further views on the matter. I do know that if it is true, MS needs to step in NOW.
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    I wouldn't be surprised as HTC has clearly taken inspiration on Nokia's various WP handsets.

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    Quote Originally Posted by inteller View Post
    really, so all of you people support IP theft? Then PLEASE go to Android where you will be welcomed with open arms by thieves.

    HTC aped Nokia's designs and they know it. The fact that Microsoft aided in this is a slap to the face of Nokia and their partnership. Nokia got married to MS and the OS and then MS turned around and got a ***** to dress up as Nokia....plain and simple.
    Please. In what world does this:


    Look like a copy of this:


    Unless you think Nokia should be able to patent colors, this is crazy.
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    Agreed! Could this just be a leaked rumor to get Nokia's name in the public, right after iPhone 5 release?

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    B*ll*cks if you ask me.

    Other than colours, theres almost nothing that's worthy of note.
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    The colors aren't even the same

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    A silly rumor with nothing substantial behind it.
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    I don't think this is true.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Figure 8 Dash View Post
    A silly rumor with nothing substantial behind it.
    But I saw it on the internet, its fact!
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    Quote Originally Posted by brmiller1976 View Post
    I am going to wait until there is confirmation before sharing further views on the matter. I do know that if it is true, MS needs to step in NOW.
    Yup, it's just an unconfirmed rumor. I only see it posted on one site.
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    If they can prove it will lead to customer confusion, they'd have a case. IMO, the average customer will be confused.



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    Quote Originally Posted by vp710 View Post
    If they can prove it will lead to customer confusion, they'd have a case. IMO, the average customer will be confused.

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    Really you think they would be confused by the different back, the different colored earpiece the different curve around the front of the device and the name HTC on one and Nokia on the other, camera in a different spot. There was my quick 5 differences picture contest.

    Honestly, to me it is a "candy bar, touchscreen phone with colors" would be about all they could claim.
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    I bet it's a false rumor started by anti-Nokia folks.

    If Nokia does sue over brightly-colored polycarbonate, I won't buy a Nokia phone. I do think the HTC 8X is a little derivative, but not the sort of derivative that should be sued over. This is just like Infiniti and other car makers adopting a BMW-esque Hofmeister kink. Derivative but not lawsuit-worthy.

    Also, saying the 8X was based specifically off the Lumia 820 (as opposed to other Nokia phones) is baffling. The 8X was revealed two weeks after the Lumia 820 was revealed. Unless you believe that that the 8X was created in two weeks, that argument is bogus.

    I think the Lumia 900, not the 920 or 820, "inspired" HTC's bold new design direction.
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