But using a lawyer won’t bring us the devices in the next 2 years, because we all know courts aren’t that quick…
Next thing is: In the business I know, people move by pressure. The market is that big, that not every request will be fulfilled. They prioritize based on the amount of pressure put on them. Big fishes in the market create more pressure than smaller ones because failing to deliver will likely lead to loosing a customer.
Eve has known in advance, they do not have enough power to pressure the suppliers by themselves, so they teamed up with Emdoor, a not so small loan hardware developer. They did the hardware development based on Eve’s (and our) specs. But apparently even Emdoor didn’t have enough power to create enough pressure on this supplier. Therefore, it seemed Emdoor wasn’t worth enough to this supplier - at minimum the effort was to big.
Eve is getting bigger and therefore can create more pressure and more momentum. This is the thing that lead to the current possibility with Sharp.
Could they be prepared for such things happening? No. Did they do the best possible to solve the issue? In my opinion: yes.