Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 3rd Mar 2013 13:48 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless At TechCrunch, Jolla's CEO Marc Dillon explains why his company will focus on China, Finland, and the rest of Europe first, ignoring the US. "The US market is not on the radar as yet, as he says the patent landscape there 'raises a barrier' of entry to newcomers (he's especially critical of overly aggressive use of design patents)." Considering the patent mess in the US is only getting worse, expect to see more of this in the future. Jolla is making a wise decision by ignoring the US - as a young technology company, you're far better off focusing your attention elsewhere.
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by shmerl on Sun 3rd Mar 2013 18:35 UTC
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That's a good move for Jolla. They need to get on their feet first, instead of dealing with patent trolls and racketeers like Apple, MS and co.

That said, probably one still will be able to buy their handsets through some on-line retailers, not unlike it happened with Nokia N9 which wasn't distributed in US either. The only downside with that is weaker or non existent warranty.

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