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Nokia Beseeches ITC to Ban Apple Products from Europe

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Replying to:  Nokia isn't even a relevant company anymore... by bluecoyote   Jan 4, 2010, 1:19 PM

Dude... seriously:

by Menno    Jan 5, 2010, 12:59 PM

http://mobiledevdesign.com/software_news/symbian-los ... »

What do we learn from this?

Nokia controls 47.1% of the market in smartphones
Rim (another company you don't like) controls 19.5
WINMO gets 12.4%
APPLE gets 10.7
While Linux (including android) 8.4%
Palm was .9%

Ok.. so 1 company controls more of the market than the next 4 competitors and they are no longer relevant? Yes, they used to control 60%+ but what happened in 2008-2009?
-1 RIM did something, because they went from 10% to almost 20% (aka, they got most of the market share Nokia "lost")

-Apple was released in several new markets, which allowed them to "gain" 5% of the market.

-Android, a totally new, user friendly version of Linux-based phone OS's was released. This platform accounted for 20% of Linuxphone sales in this survey.

-Winmo gained a little ground thanks to HTC and samsung's Omnia line.


Did Nokia lose a significant market share? Yes, but there were several factors that contributed to this (the entry of Android and Apple into totally new markets, and the growing popularity of RIM abroad)

But this doesn't mean they're not relevant.. that's like saying Microsoft isn't relevant anymore because they lost market share to Apple.

And on the topic at hand.. I do think that asking for a ban is kinda stupid, but Apple was totally in the wrong not properly licensing patents and refusing to pay for it.

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