HTC comments on iPod touch

Executives for High Tech Computer (HTC), a Taiwan-based manufacturer of Microsoft Windows CE portable devices that holds worldwide trademarks for its touch screen-based HTC Touch, have commented on Apple’s announcement of the similarly-named iPod touch. Digitimes reports that HTC CEO Peter Chou has pointed out to the press that while his company holds trademarks for the HTC Touch, the company is proud to share a similar vision with Apple in regards to touch screen functionality.

HTC product manager Ching-hung Wang pointed to a previous trademark agreement between Apple and Cisco concerning the iPhone, while stating that questions regarding the Touch trademark would need further observation. HTC has yet to comment on whether or not it will take legal action against Apple for trademark infringement.