Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 7th Mar 2013 10:35 UTC
Legal "Apple vs. Samsung initially ended with a billion-dollar verdict in favor of Apple, but there have been plenty of wrinkles since. This week brought about another, as Nokia filed an amicus brief on behalf of Apple, Inc. in the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. In the brief filed Monday, Nokia asked the court to permit permanent injunctions on the sale of Samsung phones that were found to infringe Apple's patents." In the meantime, the latest comScore figures for the US show that Windows Phone's market share actually declined during the launch of Windows Phone 8. It's pretty clear that, combined with the disappointing quarterly results for Nokia, the company is setting itself up for the future. In this future, Nokia's patent portfolio is worth more than their actual phone business, and as such, Nokia can't do anything but support Apple in this case, else the value of their portfolio goes down.
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Nokia's Elop is a Microsoftian
by tomz on Thu 7th Mar 2013 13:01 UTC
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Go read Communities Dominate Brands blog for the whole history, but given that Nokia became a sock-puppet of Microsoft, and the only thing Microsoft and Apple agree on is that Google (Android, etc) must be destroyed, Ballmer reaching out through his sock-puppet isn't surprising.

How else are they going to continue to shove out those Lumias (where each generation can't be upgraded to the next WPOS) when there is Android?

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Indeed. The usual play is that Microsoft goes after "Intellectual Property Deals", suchs as those on the wonderful and 'cutting edge' (cough, cough) exFAT technology; whereas Apples weapon of choice is the sales ban, based on breached "rounded corner patents".

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