Sources: ITC, Reuters, WSJ
quote: Since Nokia are going after those essentially taking advantage of the tech they patented
quote: Nokia in recent years has filed suits around the world against competitors in an effort to protect its more than 10,000 mobile-communications patents. The company, which has agreed to sell its handset business to Microsoft Corp., has estimated that it will receive around €500 million, or roughly $675 million, this year in royalties.
quote: Jason screwed up the article.
quote: lol right, okay, whatever you say.
quote: Did you actually READ the article?
quote: If Nokia has an issue with tech in the Snapdragon, they should go after Qualcomm, not HTC.
quote: all reclaimer can see is "Google good, MS bad".
quote: The problem, Reclaimer, is that you provide absolutely zero evidence to support your ridiculous claims.
quote: It's nothing but pure speculation
quote: Everyone knows how much of an Android fanboy you are
quote: Now, can't you see how others may not take your opinion seriously with such a bigoted attitude?
quote: Yet when someone else expresses their viewpoint, which happens to be different from yours, and others call you out for not providing any evidence, you tell them to fuck themselves.
quote: Umm doesn't the timing of this seem a little suspicious to you? Why did "Nokia" wait this long to "go after" anyone? This isn't Nokia, it's Microsoft -once again- looking to litigate competition off the market entirely.
quote: Nokia's current complaint was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California in May 2012 (Case 13-cv-01231-BEN-WMC) by the power law firm Neil Dymott Frank McFall & Trexler APLC [press release]. A separate ITC complaint was filed in parallel.
quote: HTC already agreed to a licensing deal with Microsoft, they've been paying them for years! Suddenly Microsoft buys Nokia, and they blindside HTC this way?
quote: When Nokia's devices unit was acquired by Microsoft at the start of September -- some expected or hoped that Microsoft might drop the case out of respect for its licensing relationship with HTC. While the deal did not give Microsoft ownership of Nokia’s intellectual property it did cement the pair's close "strategic relationship".
quote: Perhaps MS has finally seen what others already knew--most people aren't eager to buy their phones.
quote: That's funny actually, because it's the fastest growing platform of any mobile OS
quote: The emerging markets is where the future growth is and Apple is shooting itself in the foot by not competing there.
quote: The first victim of this strategy is HTC Corp. (TPE:2498). HTC signed a deal with Microsoft in 2010, reportedly paying Microsoft around $10 USD per Android smartphone it sells. [...]Generally HTC has tried to play peacemaker when it's been dragged into court. In November of last year it signed a 10-year licensing pact with Apple
quote: I think that Nokia should have taken Qualcomm to court over this