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UK judge reveals release date of HTC M8

News   •   Dec 08, 2013 09:45 GMT

Richard Arnold, the UK High court judge in charge of the patent lawsuit between Nokia and HTC, has revealed when the HTC M8, follow-up to the HTC One, will be released.

According to the BBC, “Richard Arnold has published a ruling saying that a new model would be launched in the UK in either February or March 2014.

“That would be just under a year since the HTC One's April release.”

It adds, “However, the judge noted that Nokia had brought evidence of a first-quarter launch for the so-called HTC One Two to his attention during a patent dispute, and that HTC's lawyer had chosen not to contradict this, leading him to conclude the information was accurate.

“The timing was important to the case as it helped influence the judge's decision that the One should not be banned from sale at this time.”

According to the judge, “HTC paints a dramatic picture of what will happen.

“I am bound to say I am somewhat sceptical about this evidence given that HTC will shortly be launching a new flagship phone which cannot be assumed to infringe and therefore be caught by the injunction.

“Nevertheless, I accept that there is a period between now and February or March 2014 when HTC is vulnerable.”

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