Linked by David Adams on Wed 10th Aug 2011 17:07 UTC, submitted by glarepate
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless The beleaguered handset maker Nokia is setting itself up for what it hopes will be a lean and mean relaunch in the U.S. later this year: it has finally admitted that it will not launch its newest N9 device--the first and possibly only one based on the MeeGo platform--and that it plans to end sales of its Symbian-based devices as well as low-end Series 40 handsets, as it prepares for a generation of devices it is developing using Microsoft's Windows Phone 7 platform.
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RE[2]: Comment by Kroc
by kristoph on Wed 10th Aug 2011 22:57 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by Kroc"
kristoph
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Nokia practically invented the cell phone; their patent arsenal is vast; they could sue essentially anyone into oblivion.

They are doing this because - in the US - they want a clear message that Nokia = Widows Phone.

They will certainly be monetizing that patent portfolio further; have no doubt.

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