Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 25th Jan 2013 14:20 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Buried deep within Nokia's press release about its financial results, there's a line that pretty much signals the end of one of the most popular and successful mobile operating systems in history. With Nokia retiring its use, Symbian is no more.
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Comment by Stephen!
by Stephen! on Fri 25th Jan 2013 21:04 UTC
Stephen!
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2007-11-24

Wouldn't Windows Phone eventually face the same problem as Android, where Apple perceives it as a threat and attacks it with patents and tries to enforce sales bans?

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RE: Comment by Stephen!
by Nelson on Fri 25th Jan 2013 21:10 in reply to "Comment by Stephen!"
Nelson Member since:
2005-11-29

No. Microsoft protects its OEMs. A fight with one OEM is a fight with Microsoft at large because it will be Microsoft bearing the legal costs associated.

Besides, Microsoft has a broad cross licensing agreement with Apple, so there is a mutually assured destruction thing going on.

Microsoft has actual, deep level, difficult to work around patents that stem from their years of R&D in Operating Systems. I'm not convinced Apple wants to go there.

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RE[2]: Comment by Stephen!
by Vanders on Fri 25th Jan 2013 23:57 in reply to "RE: Comment by Stephen!"
Vanders Member since:
2005-07-06

Microsoft protects its OEMs.

Like they protected all those OEMs making PlaysForSure devices, right up until they torpedoed them with Zune? O.K.

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