A whopping 82 per cent of T3 readers support HTC in its forthcoming legal battle with Apple, according to our exclusive reader poll.
The maker of the Apple iPhone has issued a lawsuit against the Taiwanese handset manufacturer alleging up to 20 patent infringements in handsets such as the the HTC Hero, and the forthcoming HTC Legend and HTC Desire.
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A sizeable majority – 644 out of 814 voters – went for Team HTC over Team Apple, and comments held a similar theme – here’s a few we picked out:
Bunjiweb said: “I am absolutely appalled that some people are supporting Apple in this anti-competitor behaviour that will only stifle creativity…”
frem001 thought that: "Apple has every right to protect their ideas. Look at the mobile phone landscape before the iPhone…"
ChrisHoppyBot claimed: "Apple are becoming too similar to Microsoft of the yester-years. I can’t wait to see the outcome of the Nokia and Kodak lawsuits."
Rob Fone said: "As much as Apple’s practices annoy me this is also symptomatic of the software patent system; if you allow a patent for the obvious, how can companies and individuals continue to push design forward?"