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Verizon Nexus One: Release date delayed due to Apple HTC lawsuit?

We have some disappointing news to give all those of you patiently waiting for any news regarding the Nexus One release on Verizon, as it has been reported that the release is being held up as a result of the ongoing patent dispute involving Apple and HTC.

As reported from OZCarNews, Apple is thought to be seeking an injunction to ban any HTC ‘further’ imports of HTC handsets into the US.

The source also reveals that Nexus One units units left Taiwan a few weeks ago heading to the U.S -although we have not heard anything regarding the units this week.

Could there be some truth to it, in that the ongoing saga between HTC and Apple is having a direct impact on the Nexus One retail release?

We’ll let you know if we hear anymore details regarding this, give us your thoughts.

Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

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@Mrwirez

I am not buying this.. The HTC Evo and the HTC Incredible are both coming..
BTW.. Eff Apple

Tammy
Tammy

I don't know the entire story behind HTC and Apple; but I do know that HTC gives Apple a run for their money and in my opinion anyone running a business hates competition. But if they claim to have the better everything "as always" then why should competition worry them (Such babies) …. I've had HTC phones for years now and I've had Apple and I have to admit I prefer HTC phones hands down.

hayden
hayden

fuck off mac faggot

Erik
Erik

it's doubtful that the lawsuit is holding up the shipping. According to the rules of Courts that deal in this sort of thing, they can only get injunctive relief as an emergency, which will likely not be granted as this is commercially related. The best Apple could do is file a suit to scare people, hope they back down/not buy, and keep litigating it forever to keep up the scare. Meanwhile HTC keep sending units to the US which people will either buy/not buy depending on if they believe apple is going to win. In addition to that, Apple's suit… Read more »

RedWhiteAndBlue
RedWhiteAndBlue

I find it sad that Apple has found a way to continue importing their products from Communist China (where they make iPhones) while blocking imports from Democratic Taiwan (where HTC phones are made).

Dave
Dave

Isn't it obvious that the whole point of the patent problem isn't to stop HTC. It's to stop Google.

Apple hates Google now because they "stepped on their toes" by releasing a phone.

Eric
Eric

Apple has a right to exercise its duty to protect its proprietary technology. I am willing to bet the delay is caused from Google trying to fix minor things on the phone before unleashing it to Verizon where they will significantly increase their consumer base unless the phone is having some of the reported issues. Just hope this Apple nonsense isn't as prolific as its being made to be…

3l173 $3AN
3l173 $3AN
Joe Hanson
Joe Hanson

But the Nexus One for T-Mobile and AT&T is still being sold?

What a ridiculous "news report."

jason

It all seems sketchy to me when you have blogs quoting blogs for news. I'm looking for information as badly as the next guy but c'mon. On topic though, I agree it would be a poor move for Apple to pull this type of stunt.

Paul
Paul

Greg, Puh-lease. The idea that they can trademark something so nebulous as a touch screen is completely ridiculous, considering they didn't even come up with the idea in the first place! What's next, will Apple seek a patent for buttons?

I applaud innovation, but come on. This is over the top paranoia on Apple's part

RottenCore
RottenCore

Stopping the importation based on a patent claim is measured in months, possibly weeks, NOT days. It is far more complex than calling up a federal judge or agency and asking pretty please.

Brandon
Brandon

I hate apple i will never by anything apple again. They only sign with a carrier that has no coverage at my house and they don't sell there product to anyone else and when competitive products come out they sue how many years does apple think they should have the only touch screen on one carrier.

free1313
free1313

This is a little too ridiculous. The ITC has not reviewed Apple’s claims yet, and will not ban the importation until after they render a decision
That decision is still a long way off, and will probably not result in a ban anyway. If there is any real speculation regarding the Nexus One being delayed for Verizon, it would involve Google offering a surprise for VZ customers. Maybe it will be sold in store!

Corey
Corey

Screw apple. I will never buy from them cause they do shit like this

Corey
Corey

Screw apple for this!!!

dreamworm
dreamworm

Apple is rotten… is it that they are afraid of Android the better OS?

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