The HTC One smartphone was supposed to launch on some additional carriers today (that didn't happen), but regardless its current microphone will eventually be switched out due to a dispute with Nokia.
Controversy arose when HTC bought HDR microphone parts from STMicroelectronics, a European semiconductor company that had an exclusive contract to sell the parts to only Nokia.
"HTC is disappointed in the decision," said a spokesperson for the Taiwanese manufacturer.
"We are consulting with STM and will decide whether it is necessary to explore alternative solutions in due course."
No HTC One delay
The good news for HTC is that this decision won't have any immediate impact on its handset sales, according to the spokesperson.
The company noted that the judgment against STM stated that "HTC can continue to use microphones already purchased from STM in its products."
"They were purchased in good-faith," claimed HTC regarding the original microphones.
HTC was also quick to point out that it was not the target of the injunction and that "Nokia's attempt to obtain a recall of microphones already sold to HTC failed."