article mis-defined "troll" Nokia spent 60B to create its IP portfolio that made cell and smart phones possible...it created the industry.
Nokia defending its Intellectual property from Chinese and Korean IP thieves like Samsung doesn't make it a troll. Absent any viable argument to support their IP theft, the thieves resort to name calling, as if that matters.
Unlike a troll who intimidate by threatening litigation but usually backs off if challenged, Nokia has taken Apple and HTC to court and won forcing both into licensing agreements.
So please be more careful with the language, Nokia is not a troll...but Google and Samsung are verifiably IP thieves.
..i will say it again, Mr Apple and Mr Android, look over your shoulder, trouble this way comes.
Android Man, 11 Mar 2014Really dont see the problem Nokia are not even in the same league as LG/Samsung. the koreans a... moreTen years ahead? I was testing gesture features like stopping a video by waving your hand on a Nokia n900 in 2009 last decade. Why is Samsung so late with it on the Galaxy S4? (they licensed it from Nokia)
I hate to tell you this but Nokia's software division received $4.7 billion from apple in 2012 and billions from Samsung as well. Samsung is opening up new R&D in Finland and Samsung's own CEO said Finland is the most innovative country in the world which is why Samsung will open their new R&D plant there.
LG pays Nokia for OIS and sleep screen on their phones.
Now Nokia did for a while refuse to adopt high end CPU's and it killed their hardware. However the Lumia 1520 from 2013 beat the Samsung Galaxy S5 from 2014 in graphics benchmarks.
Samsung makes great devices I love the Note line up and am a huge fan even of the Neo Note 3 despite 720p screen for the smaller size of the device with a 5.5" screen.
Nokia like Samsung and LG offer some of the best devices in the world, but if you are to believe Samsung's own CEO the Scandinavian people are the most innovative in the world.
Sent from my android tablet lol :-) I enjoy all technology!
This is especially funny because Samsung was trying to screw Nokia over on patent pricing by illegally using evidence they subpoenaed from Apple. This is probably just Samsung using the Korean government to do their bidding. They don't call it the Republic of Samsung for nothing.
Android Man, 11 Mar 2014Really dont see the problem Nokia are not even in the same league as LG/Samsung. the koreans a... moreremove the patents Nokia owns being used in Samsung and LG phones and you wont even have a phone left. LOL
Anonymous, 11 Mar 2014nokia -microsoft deal that not work. wait for the new BB phone Z20 BlackBerry? LOL. that ship is half underwater already.
Samsung Insider, 11 Mar 2014Nice points there. WP was the wrong direction for Nokia. Symbian was getting old and losing ma... moreMeego was never strong - it just looks fancy. If it was, Meego would be the 3rd ecosystem today. Move on Meego fanboys.
Here's the full list of patents from nokia
Look at each patent and ask yourself if you can make a smartphone without infringing those patents.
Now if Nokia becomes a patent troll they could like ask $1billion for each license they hold hence other companies won't have any other choice but to either buy a license or just close down their business.
Folks here doesn't seem to understand the full situation here though... The reason why they are scared of nokia being a patent troll is because nokia patented like almost all the basic functionalities of a cellphone. This is from sending SMS, calling thru a microphone piece using a compact device etc.
How about you guys check this first.
and see if a phone company can make a decent phone without nokia's license?
Yeah nokia and samsung and apple are patent whores! They're monopolizing the features by making patents out of it.
this is making want to go the iPhone 6, that will be out this fall.... don't nokia realise what they are doing!
Fredrik, 11 Mar 2014When Elop join Nokia he "still works for MS". He "destroy" Nokia or maybe ... moreNice points there. WP was the wrong direction for Nokia. Symbian was getting old and losing market share back then in 2010-2011 but Nokia had a strong weapon in their hands, the MeeGo based N9, unfortunately it wasn't available in many countries and soon thereafter, Elop came in and destroyed Nokia. If Nokia would have adopted Android, I don't think they would have sold to MSFT. Now, Microsoft bought Nokia and making droids with lame metro UI.. In the Android space, Nokia would have easily topped Samsung with their cameras, build quality, hardware and software.
When Elop join Nokia he "still works for MS". He "destroy" Nokia or maybe we should believe anyone would trust in 2009/2010 that Windows Phone is great product ? Management was blind ? No one would choose this OS in 2010, even in 2011 and 2012 but no...Nokia must choose WP and it was their >only< OS on offer :D Only Elop can do something like that, choose crapp OS, OS without resources like good app store, OS without brand recognition, availability of mobile operators and worst OS at the time - zero functionality between 2010-2012* (for most people), after WP 8.1 update maybe it will be quite fine.
When Elop join they still have quite good results in market share, Symbian before he cancelled sold at that time better then phones with Windows Phone and many reviewer, fans responded very well to MeeGo...intentionally limited availability.
Nokia stock price in 2010 amounted even 15$, in 2012 it was even 1,5$ :D Now is around 7,5$.
Ofc Elop cant do it alone, management do it with him, but they destraoy one of the best companies in smartphone/phone marekt. Many people wait so long for Nokia phones with Android, if not for make big money they can try for keep market share, in 2010-2012 they can easily overcome maybe not Samsung but ZTE, Huawei, Lenovo, Alcatel, LG, HTC. Probably in Android market whey will fight with LG for 2nd place if we add Symbian/MeeGo/WP phones they can be third company in smartphones, Elop choose only WP so they arent even in first 5 companies in smartphones market ;)
microsoft - nokia is not a good deal.
wait for new phone blackberry Q20.
This is why Microsoft bought Nokia ive been saying this for years!!!! Nokia pioneered a hell of a lot of stuff, from NFC, Internal antenna the list goes on for so long you could get to the moon. Think how apple sues Samsung. Microsoft will sue and raise the price of patents as it wishes.