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Euronews: Nokia Wins HTC Handset Ban in UK

Paul Rainford
12/4/2013
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Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Twitter-tracker wins VC funding; ADVA lands 100G deal; dual-screen handset launches.

  • Just in time for the crucial Christmas market, Nokia Corp. (NYSE: NOK) has won a ruling from a London court banning the sale of High Tech Computer Corp. (HTC) (Taiwan: 2498)'s One Mini smartphone in the UK, reports Bloomberg. The judge found that the Mini One contained chips that breached Nokia's patent, though he delayed the effect of the injunction until December 6, giving HTC some time to appeal. Nokia is also seeking compensation for the alleged patent infringement. The Finnish company is looking to make more of its patents portfolio as it embarks on its post-handset-making future. (See Nokia Sells Devices Business to Microsoft .)

  • UK Twitter-tracking company DataSift has won another $42 million in venture capital funding, reports the Daily Telegraph. The new money, which comes from a consortium of venture capitalists led by Insight Venture Partners , brings the total raised by DataSift to more than $70 million.

  • Internet service provider Inexio has deployed ADVA Optical Networking (Frankfurt: ADV) 's 100G Metro offering for its operations in Germany and Luxembourg. Inexio says it now has more than 5,000km of fiber at its disposal, and plans more 100G deployments in 2014. (See ADVA Lands Inexio 100G Deal and ADVA's 100G Appeal.)

  • Yota , the Russian company best known for its mobile broadband services and customer premises equipment (modems and routers), has launched a dual-screen smartphone that uses so-called "e-ink" technology to help tackle the problem of short battery life, reports the BBC. The Android phone, which transfers web pages and other apps to the e-ink screen, is going on sale first in Russia, Austria, France, Spain, and Germany.

    Yota says its 'e-ink' second screen will help save battery life.
    Yota says its 'e-ink' second screen will help save battery life.

  • EE , the UK joint venture between T-Mobile (UK) and Orange (NYSE: FTE), is bringing 4G LTE services to 29 more towns and cities before Christmas. The long-suffering residents of Middlesbrough, Grimsby, and Redcar are among those benefiting from coverage. See this press release for more details.

    Pier-to-pier networking: EE brings 4G services to Brighton.
    Pier-to-pier networking: EE brings 4G services to Brighton.

    — Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, Light Reading

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    Kruz,
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    12/4/2013 | 10:14:29 AM
    Re: Bad news for HTC
    I wonder how HTC didn't see that coming from Nokia as it is not a first.

    Nokia already had won a case against the One smartphone in the UK regarding the radios and microphones and was able to ban it for a while, it also won a patent war regarding its wireless patents, battery-saving patent in Germany.

    In times of patents war, HTC should be careful when dealing with the OEM that has the biggest patents.
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    Kruz,
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    12/4/2013 | 9:55:09 AM
    Yotta Phone
    Glad to see innovation again in smartphones, but the current 500 Euros price tag will not allow this phone to fly. Also, for that price tag, design should have been more interesting.
    SarahReedy
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    SarahReedy,
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    12/4/2013 | 9:10:18 AM
    Bad news for HTC
    Bad timing for HTC, both in terms of the holiday buying season and it's strugging business. Maybe the Mini wasn't that successful there anyway, but the HTC One was one of its more popular handsets. Doubt we'll see the patent wars slow down anytime soon.
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