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PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Nokia's vice president Bryan Biniak: "We are trying to evolve the cultural thinking [at Microsoft] to say 'time is of the essence'. Waiting until the end of your fiscal year when you need to close your targets, doesn't do us any good when I have phones to sell today." Later Biniak adds: "As a company we don't want to rely on somebody else and sit and wait for them to get it right." There was a simple solution to this problem.
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Nokia and Qualcomm were mortal enemies
by jphamlore on Tue 30th Jul 2013 02:59 UTC
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The tech press, especially United States press, totally missed the Nokia/Qualcomm IP war story. That must not be allowed to happen again.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2007/08/17/nokia-qualcomm-idUSL17223...

Here's an example of the outrageously ignorant coverage of the case, coverage that left readers without information over who was winning. One would never have guessed that within a year Nokia would be cutting a check to Qualcomm for about $2.3 billion USD.

http://www.forbes.com/2007/12/13/qualcomm-nokia-patent-markets-equi...

This article claims that Nokia got a special deal

http://money.cnn.com/2008/07/24/technology/qualcomm-royalty.fortune...

yet subsequent events show that Nokia took no action that indicated it received such a special deal. Nokia was not able to re-enter the US markets in force until it was using Qualcomm ARM SoCs and LTE chipsets. Furthermore, after this settlement, Nokia sold off its wireless modem business for only about $200 million USD.

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