HTC has reportedly left the United Kingdom following a patent dispute, with phones launched by the company no longer available at its online store and third-party shops.
While an official announcement in this regard isn’t yet available, a report from BBC reveals that all phones are currently listed as out of stock on the company’s UK website, albeit they continue to be up for grabs in other markets.
A company official speaking to the linked source refused to confirm or deny the speculation, but said a patent dispute is indeed under way and it only concerns a single model.
“As a leading innovator, HTC takes intellectual property issues very seriously. We are proactively investigating an infringement claim by a third party with respect to a single handset model,” the company representative was quoted as saying.
HTC tight-lipped on the patent dispute