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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RE: Repeating past mistakes...
by sparkyERTW on Mon 4th Mar 2013 15:53 UTC in reply to "Repeating past mistakes..."
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Very reminiscent of Nokia's treatment of the US market. I think its lack of engagement in the US market contributed to its dramatic decline.

I don't know if I'd say the lack of US interest is what brought Nokia's downfall, though it certainly didn't help. I think it was more they didn't hold on to the international markets they had by having a compelling offering, which led to Android and iOS devices stepping in.

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