Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 29th Jul 2013 21:19 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Nokia's vice president Bryan Biniak: "We are trying to evolve the cultural thinking [at Microsoft] to say 'time is of the essence'. Waiting until the end of your fiscal year when you need to close your targets, doesn't do us any good when I have phones to sell today." Later Biniak adds: "As a company we don't want to rely on somebody else and sit and wait for them to get it right." There was a simple solution to this problem.
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Nokia and Qualcomm were mortal enemies
by jphamlore on Tue 30th Jul 2013 02:59 UTC
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The tech press, especially United States press, totally missed the Nokia/Qualcomm IP war story. That must not be allowed to happen again.

Here's an example of the outrageously ignorant coverage of the case, coverage that left readers without information over who was winning. One would never have guessed that within a year Nokia would be cutting a check to Qualcomm for about $2.3 billion USD.

This article claims that Nokia got a special deal

yet subsequent events show that Nokia took no action that indicated it received such a special deal. Nokia was not able to re-enter the US markets in force until it was using Qualcomm ARM SoCs and LTE chipsets. Furthermore, after this settlement, Nokia sold off its wireless modem business for only about $200 million USD.

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