HTC Promises Better Smartphones Due to Apple Deal

HTC has said that its licensing agreement with Apple will see the Taiwanese handset manufacturer deliver better smartphones in 2013.

It's believed that due to the deal, HTC has been granted access to some Apple technology other Android manufacturers aren't able to utilize.

"The settlement with Apple will start to pay off next year (2013), and the fourth quarter of this year is still going at a set pace," said HTC China president Ray Yam. "The biggest benefit to us is that we can put more energy into innovation, which is more important than anything else for a technology company."

The two firms had been facing each other in court regarding patent disputes. However, they agreed a deal that saw HTC paying Apple a one-off amount, as well as monthly installments.

Apple were expected to receive up to $280 million on an annual basis, but the report was later debunked by HTC.

HTC is rumored to be working on the M7 smartphone, with the handset said to sport a full HD 4.7-inch screen with a pixel density of 468 PPI (pixels per-inch), as well as being powered by a 1.7GHz quad-core Snapdragon processor.

 

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  • dns7950
    HTC working with Apple? Ok, I guess I`m boycotting HTC... Oh well, they aren't the best manufacturer anyway.. And they'll only go downhill from here... This title article is misleading, it makes it sound like Apple has better technology.. Oh wait, its another Zak article.. I guess i shouldn't have expected something unbiased.
  • scooterboi
    dns7950HTC working with Apple? Ok, I guess I`m boycotting HTC... Oh well, they aren't the best manufacturer anyway.. And they'll only go downhill from here... This title article is misleading, it makes it sound like Apple has better technology.. Oh wait, its another Zak article.. I guess i shouldn't have expected something unbiased.

    have you boycott samsung yet? they've been working with apple since mid 90's

    /s
  • bustapr
    dns7950HTC working with Apple? Ok, I guess I`m boycotting HTC... Oh well, they aren't the best manufacturer anyway.. And they'll only go downhill from here... This title article is misleading, it makes it sound like Apple has better technology.. Oh wait, its another Zak article.. I guess i shouldn't have expected something unbiased.

    this is just retarded. theres no mention of working with apple. HTC is just granted licenses to put stuff on their phones that competition cant have and avoid getting sued. the title is also NOT misleading as it is what HTC is promising. just because you hate apple doesnt mean they dont have better tech in some areas of the phone.

    HTC had to make this deal because they need money and arent in the luxury of turning down deals like samsung and google can. their whole business is based on phones. If they continue the way they are, they might not survive since theyre only losing market share for a while now. they need to innovate, and in order to innovate it is very VERY helpful to be able to do more things without risk of getting sued for everything you own.

    your whole comment is retarded.