For the past few days we’ve been covering the legal drama between HTC and Nokia over an STMicroelectronics high-amplitude microphone found inside the HTC One. Apparently, there was a slight mix up on STMicro’s part, selling the component to HTC before their exclusivity agreement was up with Nokia.
Many were left wondering what this meant for the HTC One who, all things considered, is riding a lot on HTC One sales, no matter the market. Yesterday, we discovered that HTC was already found “blameless,” and that sales of the One would continue as normal, despite Nokia’s attempts at recalling the microphones sold to HTC.
To be clarify, HTC mentioned this legal matter was always between Nokia and STMicro, and that because the component was purchased “in good-faith,” HTC can continue to use them until their supply has been exhausted. After that, HTC says they’ll be making the transition to a different, “improved” microphone design. Looks like they dodged a bullet.