Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 2nd Jul 2012 22:17 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Nokia board chairman Risto Siilasmaa went on a Finnish television show, and stated that while he is confident in Windows Phone 8, the company does have a back-up plan if it doesn't work out. Speculation aplenty - what is this backup plan? The answer's pretty easy, if you ask me.
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Like Eflop would allow that.
by Verenkeitin on Tue 3rd Jul 2012 05:47 UTC
Verenkeitin
Member since:
2007-07-01

Wrong. Nokia's contingency plan is to license their patents. At least that's what some Nokia executive said so when pressed by a Finnish reporter.

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adkilla Member since:
2005-07-07

I think the most likely backup plan would be to put Nokia on sale. It seems with this do or die WP strategy, that MS would be the most likely buyer.

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segedunum Member since:
2005-07-06

Wrong. Nokia's contingency plan is to license their patents. At least that's what some Nokia executive said so when pressed by a Finnish reporter.

They're becoming a vehicle for Microsoft to sue with, in other words.

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cdude Member since:
2008-09-21

I think so too. In Q1/2012 Nokia made more money with iphone/Android through patents then with own products like Lumia.

If they finally start to focus on what brings in the money, after killing of what did bring in money before, then they would focus on patents.

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