Apple-Nokia Feud Escalates
One might say this is decent payback for the suit by Nokia against Apple for alleged infringements, but I think this is just plain dumb. Nokia has been making smartphones for the US market since 2002, and Apple's iPhone just arrived in 2007. It is clear to me that Nokia was already here long before Apple entered the smartphone market, and given this established record for Nokia smartphones and Symbian S60/S80 in the US, and the royalties already paid to Nokia, I feel that Apple doesn't really have a leg to stand on.
If the investigators choose to favor Apple, this means I will not be able to buy Nokia products in the US, and that would make me very, very unhappy. I am a Nokia fan, and I'll admit I'm biased due to my great experiences with Nokia products. I want to be able to buy another Nokia in two years or so. If Apple loses, I would still have the choice of buying an iPhone in the US, but if Apple wins, I lose my choice to buy a Nokia in the US. So an Apple win is a loss of a choice for every American; that is how I see it.
I am wondering how other people feel about this. Please feel free to post a reply, whether you agree or disagree. I am curious to hear every opinion I possibly can.
- Re: Nokia out of the US market within 15 months? by Jayshmay
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- Re: Nokia out of the US market within 15 months? by hepresearch
- Re: Nokia out of the US market within 15 months? by evrodude