The popular HTC One Mini is back on sale after it was banned following a patent dispute with Nokia last month.
The court case was centred around a Nokia-designed modular component which appears in a number of HTC One devices including the One, the One Mini and the One Max. The disagreement was settled in Nokia’s favour, forcing HTC to look into alternatives for its future devices.
A High court judge also ruled that the HTC One Mini would be banned from sale in the UK as a result. However, the decision was yesterday overturned.
HTC has announced that it is “delighted” with the decision, and aims to start re-selling the device in time for the Christmas rush.
The HTC One was HTC’s game-changing flagship released in February this year. However, despite the smartphone winning a number of awards, including ‘Best Phone’ and ‘Best in Show’ at the MWC Awards, the One has not flourished in the saturated market amidst the likes of Samsung and Apple.
The One Mini, which was banned in the UK only for a matter of weeks, features a 4.3-inch screen, HTC BlinkFeed and the same impressive HTC Zoe enhanced camera as the flagship handset.
This update can only mean good news for HTC and consumers looking for a quick Christmas deal; with HTC One Mini deals starting from just £20 a month, you can pick yours up today (before a judge changes his mind again!).