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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Comment by NuxRo
by NuxRo on Tue 3rd Jul 2012 08:22 UTC
NuxRo
Member since:
2010-09-25

If Nokia wants to survive they need to adopt Android ASAP. They make quality hardware, but nobody is buying Windows phones ffs.

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RE: Comment by NuxRo
by Priest on Wed 4th Jul 2012 01:14 in reply to "Comment by NuxRo"
Priest Member since:
2006-05-12

If they license and release an Android phone it could invalidate future lawsuits against Android using Nokia patents.

It is the same as SCO releasing a Linux distro and later deciding to sue Linux after willingly releasing the same code under GPL.

It doesn't apply to hardware patents but it would still make their patent portfolio worth less since the main reason someone would want to buy it would likely be to sue Android phones out of existence.

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RE[2]: Comment by NuxRo
by cdude on Fri 6th Jul 2012 08:25 in reply to "RE: Comment by NuxRo"
cdude Member since:
2008-09-21

If they license and release an Android phone it could invalidate future lawsuits against Android using Nokia patents.


Android is not licensed under GPLv3. They can offer Android AND sue competitors without any problem.

It is the same as SCO


SCO never lost its rights to ship GPL software. Afaik they even did on there Unix till they became a pure suing-company.

It doesn't apply to hardware patents


It doesn't apply at all.

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