The HTC One might be available today here in Australia, but it’s a different story over in the Netherlands thanks to a preliminary injunction brought forward by Nokia against the device. The heart of the issue is that HTC are using a microphone in the One that is manufactured by ST Electronics, however, that microphone was invented by Nokia, and ST Electronics is meant to be manufacturing them exclusively for Nokia — as you can see above it’s used in the Lumia 720.
“HTC is disappointed in the decision. We are considering whether it will have any impact on our business and we will explore alternative solutions immediately.” – HTC
This is yet another costly delay for HTC who will now have to look into using another microphone module in the One or getting the go-ahead from Nokia, which is likely to happen if enough money is offered. It’ll be interesting in the days and weeks ahead to see if Nokia tries to push this injunction in other countries, or if HTC and Nokia can sort this issue out with money like real corporations.