The smartphone war just got uglier! Samsung is being accused of paying fake reviewers of the HTC One and the matter has just been brought to the Taiwanese FTC. This prompted an investigation from the commission.
Most people who contemplate on buying gadgets and other high-tech devices would almost always search for reviews about them to better decide if they'll buy or not. However, Samsung purportedly pays for reverse-marketing HTC products, most specifically, the HTC One, which is arguably the most popular opponent of the smartphone Samsung Galaxy S IV.
Samsung confirms that it was involved in the "unfortunate incident" and that they would no longer resort to this type of marketing. Furthermore, if found to be on the offensive, the Korean giant stands to pay USD $835k for violating fair trade policies.