If you are an Android enthusiast, you must be worried about HTC’s latest legal run-in with the Cupertino-based Apple. After all, Apple is trying to ban the sales of the Taiwan-based phone giant’s products, due to patent infringement charges. However, HTC says that there’s nothing to worry about. It is confident that it can put a stop to Apple’s legal bullying.
There are a lot who believe that Apple is suing its competitors left and right, due to its fear of losing to the competition. Why? Let’s take a look at Apple’s two major rivals HTC and Samsung. Samsung’s flagship, the Galaxy S2, alone sold over 5 million units globally, without launching in the US and without spending as much as Apple did in marketing and advertising. HTC continues grow with 2011 second quarter net earnings of $17.5 billion. This was more than double compared to its earnings on the second quarter of 2010.
In an interview, Peter Chou, HTC CEO, said, “Many lawsuits nowadays are results of being successful; it’s part of the business. We will not bring the company to a dangerous position.”
Due to the lawsuit, HTC suffered a drop in share value. It is currently paying Microsoft a licensing fee. Paying royalties to Apple will have dramatic effects on the Taiwanese company’s overall performance.
Honestly, Apple should just focus on creating innovative devices rather pouring all of its efforts on legal battles. If Apple were to be the only choice around, the mobile world would definitely be a boring place.