Nokia to sue HTC over Windows Phone 8X design?

NokiaThings could be about to get interesting in the Windows Phone 8 camp. Citing an “internal reliable source,” PC-Tablet is reporting that Nokia is getting ready to sue HTC over the design of its just announced Windows Phone 8X smartphone:

The reports are saying Nokia is preparing to get HTC 8X banned in various parts of the world from going on sale when it will launch in November. Nokia has said in reports that the front-face of HTC 8X looks identically same as of the Lumia 820 followed by side-curves of the phone body.

Nokia’s Windows Phone devices, including its upcoming Lumia 820, use a colourful array of polycarbonate shells. Rather than its usual assortment of more business friendly colours like grey and black, HTC adopted a similar approach for its Windows Phone 8 devices

Nokia’s EVP of Nokia Sales and Marketing, Chris Weber, took to Twitter the same day that HTC announced its Windows Phone 8 smartphones to comment on perceived similarities:

It takes more than matching color to match the innovation of the Lumia 920. #SwitchtoLumia

Will Microsoft let two of its biggest partners fight out in the courts? It’s more likely that it will try to sort this out behind closed doors to avoid a nasty public battle like the one between Apple and Samsung.

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