HTC Face Legal Action Over ChaCha Facebook Phone

While HTC have been celebrating success with their new devices like the Merge and Flyer their celebrations could be cut short, following recent news the company could be facing legal action over their ChaCha Facebook phone.

We have previously heard Mark Zuckerberg claim that there would be no Facebook phone, this would make us believe that the legal action was coming from here. After reading this post from T3.com it’s clear that HTC are being sued by search service ChaCha, who feel that the use of this name may confuse people.

ChaCha search offers mobile phones a service that will allow users to ask questions either via voice or text, these questions are then answered within a few minutes. Upon release of this new HTC handset the search provider quickly sent two letters to the phone company’s general counsel in Taiwan, after receiving no response they filed a lawsuit in Indiana District Court. You can read more on why the search provider decided to file this suit by reading this post from Pcmag.com.

Even though the Taiwanese company are facing this impending legal action the handset itself is expected to be very popular, this device along with the HTC Salsa are the first mobile phones to host a dedicated Facebook button. To see this machine being tested out you can watch the video that we embedded at the bottom of this post.

Although this shouldn’t be taken lightly we don’t see the company being affected too much by this latest legal battle, it seems common practice within this industry to hand out lawsuits or be the one who’s being sued.

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