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Next Round: Nokia to get HTC banned ...

he reports are saying Nokia is preparing to get HTC 8X banned in various parts of the world from going on sale when it will launch in November. Nokia has said in reports that the front-face of HTC 8X looks identically same as of the Lumia 820 followed by side-curves of the phone body.

It had to happen, right?!
http://www.pc-tablet.com/6648-nokia-sue-htc-8x-windows-phone-8-smartphone-design-copied-lumia-820/

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JanSt / MOD  Sep. 24, 2012 at 19:04

"identically same" is indeed outrageous.

Pondlife  Sep. 24, 2012 at 19:17

Hard to see how they could make it identical in a couple of weeks, sure looks inspired by earlier ones though the colours are inspired by ms tiles I guess and they've had similar framed phones before...

Be handier if pics had the os blanked out as that has to be the same but does add to the similarity of look.

blizzard7  Sep. 24, 2012 at 19:47

If it was identical to the 800 or 900, yeah sure, sue away, but the fact that it looks like a product that wasn't even announced until a few weeks ago means that there's nothing in this.

JanSt / MOD  Sep. 24, 2012 at 19:58

True... but there's the N9 that's been around in crazy colours for almost 18 months... Lumia 800 + 900. Still. I gotta say: turn the phones off, and put a Black HTC beside a Cyan 920, and the case gets shaky. The samey homescreens on all WP devices reinforces similarities, or the perception thereof. If the HTC had Sense, nobody would buy Nokia's case, methinks.

blizzard7  Sep. 24, 2012 at 20:08

I would say from the front, the speaker grille, the front facing camera, the side button positioning and then from the side, the pillowed form factor of the 8X are obvious differences.

Let's face it, like HTC said, most people know what they are going to buy before they actually see the phone. The only reason you'd choose the 820 over an 8X is because of the price difference or you need more than 16 GB (stupid of HTC to still not get people need more than that).

Pondlife  Sep. 24, 2012 at 20:17

Do you think that's true that most don't see the phones first?

blizzard7  Sep. 24, 2012 at 20:28

Do you think that's true that most don't see the phones first?

Well look how many people queued up for an iPhone 5 ;)

Pondlife  Sep. 24, 2012 at 20:33

I think that's the exception although they'd still seen pics which must count on some level.

blizzard7  Sep. 24, 2012 at 20:38

I think that's the exception although they'd still seen pics which must count on some level.

Oh right, sorry I didn't explain, when I say without seeing, I mean physically seeing the phone in person rather than without seeing at all.

Pondlife  Sep. 24, 2012 at 20:42

Not sure their argument is particularly relevant then.

Pondlife  Sep. 25, 2012 at 17:37

And here's the actual next round

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-19711476

JanSt / MOD  Sep. 25, 2012 at 19:07

That'll set back mobile tech to 1996, pondlife. Shocking o_O :p

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