Earlier this month, Nokia dealt a serious blow to HTC in the U.K. after a British judge ruled the Taiwanese company had infringed on the Lumia-maker’s patents. The trial resulted in a ban for the HTC One mini, but now it looks like the mid-range device is back thanks to a temporary stay on the injunction while HTC plans its appeal.
Following the news, HTC promised to restock One mini supplies in the U.K. as quickly as possible, while at the same time pursuing a long term solution. Here’s the company’s full statement:
HTC is delighted that the Court of Appeal has granted a stay on the injunction against our products. We will immediately resume shipment of all of our devices into the UK, including the entire HTC One family. Similarly, our customers should feel confident in their ability to promote and sell all HTC devices. Even though we plan to aggressively appeal the validity decision of Nokia’s EP 0 998 024 patent, we will continue to work with our chip suppliers on alternative solutions to ensure minimal disruption to our business in the future.
The HTC One mini is a decent little phone, sporting a 4.3-inch 720p display, a Snapdragon 400 processor, 1GB of RAM, a 4-Ultrapixel camera and front-facing BoomSound speakers. It runs Android 4.2.2 out of the box with the company’s own Sense 5 UI on top. But while there’s nothing wrong with the One mini it still can’t compare to its full-sized brother, and with the flagship One far into its product cycle, you should be able to find a copy of the 4.7-inch handset for a good price.