HTC Boss Prepares to Fight

HTC Boss, Peter Chou, has spoken to the BBC about the continuing patent battle with Apple. In the interview he says that the company will “make a stand” and are “confident that we have a strong case”. The recent Apple complaint pushed down the value of HTC shares but Peter Chou has this message for them…

We all have been living in this village for a long time, making war. But one day this powerful man came and took all weapons and said these are my powerful weapons. But this war belongs to all and nobody has a right to ask other people to leave.

Mr Chou wants Apple to be aware that HTC create top-quality products, plus they were making smartphones before Apple. HTC were once a “white label” phone maker but have become a dominant force in the mobile industry with a very strong brand. Apple, though, have a stronger brand – a brand that will make people buy, no matter what the product is. Apple will continue to protect this with Google themselves also in the firing line.

Link – BBC News

  • http://twitter.com/MarkDotPeters5 Mark Peters

    “Apple, though, have a stronger brand – a brand that will make people buy, no matter what the product is.”  err, no. Have you seen the sales of the original Apple TV? 

  • http://twitter.com/MarkDotPeters5 Mark Peters

    “Apple, though, have a stronger brand – a brand that will make people buy, no matter what the product is.”  err, no. Have you seen the sales of the original Apple TV? 

    • Gabriel

      Well, in way it is yes, at least when talking about smartphones and tablets, which are the main products HTC competes with. People will buy the next iPhone and iPad like crazy no matter how they are. The iPad 2 is simply a thinner iPad, it has the same OS and has no more functionality than the top Android tablets, still it sells like bread. The iPhone 4 looks like a brick from the past century compared to the top-notch smartphones and again, is still selling like crazy. Guess what, iPhone 5 will sell a lot no matter what it is, people will buy simply because it’s the iPhone, even if it’s a pOS. In this way Mr. Chou is right.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_UG4MZXDJEV4YWUFYDZZBKOCMUQ Tony

    Apple have had it all their own way to long.  Long live HTC.  The new HTC Sensation is far better than the apple crap!!

  • Gabriel

    Oh yeah, way to go. Finally stepping up to Apple’s crap. Apple is in truth scared to shit to compete with the likes of HTC so they try to win over lawsuits. If Apple is so good as Steve Jobs brags then leave the war to be fought over the market, whoever makes the better product wins, let costumers decide.

    • Johnwestyorkshire

      2007 apple brought you the iphone the first time apple came into the mobile market. HTC had the S710 …… thats all i need to say…. boooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooom  

  • Guest

    The future is android and Apple know this. Its seems apple have all their hopes in the iphone/ipad platform.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1175484058 Matteo Rosada

    Se fosse per me, dopo questo discorso, mi sarei alzato per applaudire HTC.

  • Joleen