Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 3rd Mar 2013 13:48 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless At TechCrunch, Jolla's CEO Marc Dillon explains why his company will focus on China, Finland, and the rest of Europe first, ignoring the US. "The US market is not on the radar as yet, as he says the patent landscape there 'raises a barrier' of entry to newcomers (he's especially critical of overly aggressive use of design patents)." Considering the patent mess in the US is only getting worse, expect to see more of this in the future. Jolla is making a wise decision by ignoring the US - as a young technology company, you're far better off focusing your attention elsewhere.
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RE[8]: A few words
by nej_simon on Mon 4th Mar 2013 19:31 UTC in reply to "RE[7]: A few words"
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The primary focus of Jolla is to create a Jolla branded phone. That phone will not be sold in the US for "patent reasons".

The facebook phone is a hypothetical product that jolla would design under contract for facebook. The distribution for that phone is unknown as its a hypothetical product.

It sounds like you got the two confused in your first post, or assumed that facebook would enter into a relationship with jolla design a phone and they not release it into the US market because of jolla's patent concerns.

The post I cited was about the hypothetical facebook-phone mentioned by Jolla's CEO in the article, so of course I was talking about that (and not Sailfish OS based phones in general). I hope this clears up any confusion.

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RE[9]: A few words
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Mon 4th Mar 2013 23:49 in reply to "RE[8]: A few words"
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Well, in that case I think we would all agree.

Firstly, I'm not sure the the US is going to suffer too much in not having a Facebook phone

No one will suffer too much from not having a completely hypothetical facebook phone.

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