HMD forced to pull most of its smartphones out of Germany over a patent dispute

It seems that HMD Global has been forced to pull most of its smartphones out of the German and Swiss markets, leaving only the two newly announced models – the Nokia G21 and G11. What happened?

The company is being sued by VoiceAgeEVS LLC (VAEVS) over patents related to VoLTE and the Enhanced Voice Service standard that it is based on. VAEVS applied for a sales ban in December and for now courts are siding with it.

Heading over to the Nokia Germany and Nokia Switzerland sites we see only the G21 and G11 and no mention of 2021 phones or older. Something is afoot in France, Italy, Spain…

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