Rumor: Nokia to sue HTC over Windows Phone 8 designs?

Are the two biggest supporters of Windows Phone 8 going to participate in a legal war with each other? That's the claim that a website says might happen. The apparent issue is the recently revealed HTC Windows Phone 8X and its similarities to the Windows Phone 8-based Lumia 820 that's coming from Nokia.

PC-Tablet.com reports, via unnamed sources, that Nokia is preparing to launch some kind of patent dispute with HTC. It states:

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.

Is the HTC Windows Phone 8X ...

... too similar compared to the Nokia Lumia 820?

Nokia's EVP of Nokia Sales and Marketing, Chris Weber, has already used his Twitter account to slam HTC's new Windows Phone 8 devices, which were officially announced last week.  At the time, he stated, "It takes more than matching color to match the innovation of the Lumia 920."

However, we do have some doubts that Microsoft, which had a big presence at both of the Nokia and HTC press events this past month, would want to see its two "hero" smartphone launches muddled by an Apple-like patent design lawsuit.

Source: PC-Tablet.com | Images via HTC and Nokia

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