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: Comment by Kroc
by Sauron on Wed 10th Aug 2011 21:53 UTC in reply to "Comment by Kroc"
Sauron
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The less phones they release in the US market, means less to be sued from for patent infringement. Expect more manufacturers to do this with the way patents are in the US.

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RE[2]: Comment by Kroc
by kristoph on Wed 10th Aug 2011 22:57 in reply to "RE: Comment by Kroc"
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2006-01-01

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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