Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 7th Mar 2013 10:35 UTC
Legal "Apple vs. Samsung initially ended with a billion-dollar verdict in favor of Apple, but there have been plenty of wrinkles since. This week brought about another, as Nokia filed an amicus brief on behalf of Apple, Inc. in the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. In the brief filed Monday, Nokia asked the court to permit permanent injunctions on the sale of Samsung phones that were found to infringe Apple's patents." In the meantime, the latest comScore figures for the US show that Windows Phone's market share actually declined during the launch of Windows Phone 8. It's pretty clear that, combined with the disappointing quarterly results for Nokia, the company is setting itself up for the future. In this future, Nokia's patent portfolio is worth more than their actual phone business, and as such, Nokia can't do anything but support Apple in this case, else the value of their portfolio goes down.
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by sgtrock on Thu 7th Mar 2013 19:26 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: It isn't about Samsung"
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"This Windows Phone isn't selling meme died with WP8. Definitively.

They have a long way to go, but small to modest sales does not mean nobody is buying them."

I STRONGLY recommend that you re-think what you're saying. The best analyst focused on the mobile market these days is probably Tomi Ahonen. He has been right time after time when other analysts looking at the smartphone market have been way off:

His analysis of the 2012 Q4 and full year numbers give some additional detail:

I hate to say it, but you are just whistling in the dark if you think Microsoft is going to ever be a serious player in mobile with WP8. Their Skype problem makes them DOA as far as all carriers are concerned.

Edited 2013-03-07 19:27 UTC

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