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11.23.11

Microsoft Shrank Nokia and Fed its Patents to Trolls

Posted in Antitrust, Microsoft, Patents at 12:15 pm by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Tired USPTO eagle

USPTOSummary: Nokia will not produce anything of mass appeal, but it will, however, emit patents for Microsoft to attack Linux/Android with

OUR new page about MOSAID will help us keep track of the troll Microsoft plans to use, probably against Android.

Microsoft has taken what it wanted from Nokia and it will leave the corpse to dry up and die like like Yahoo! Even longtime Microsoft boosters do not believe that Nokia can save Microsoft or vice versa.

To quote this new article:

There are early signs of trouble with Nokia‘s initial round of Windows-based smart phones.

The Espoo, Finland-based mobile phone company has bet its future on a decision to shift its high-end hardware to Microsoft Windows Phone software and away from its proprietary Symbian OS. The company recently started selling the first fruits of its arrangement with Microsoft, the Lumia 800.

Bernstein Research analyst Pierre Ferragu pointed out a research note Friday that checks on Google Trends finds that the buzz level for the Lumia 800 is about on a part with the Nokia N8, the company’s top-of-the-line but poor selling smartphone a year ago. He thinks this one could be a dud, too.

Nokia was about to deliver a great GNU/Linux-based platform before a mole entered the company. The rest is history and we covered it extensively. Now we need to keep a close eye on MOSAID. Regulators should too.

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5 Comments

  1. Michael said,

    November 23, 2011 at 7:14 pm

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    Funny how everyone in your world is a “Microsoft Booster” no matter how much they disagree with Microsoft.

  2. XFaCE said,

    November 25, 2011 at 12:47 am

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    It’s indeed an absolute shame what Microsoft has done to Nokia. The new Meego-based N9 phone is already getting good early reviews, and I think they would have down great being allowed to go down this pat uninhibited, not just for them but for Free software. In that light, it’s no wonder why Microsoft targeted them, and we can only hope that they are able to fight the Microsoft influence and restore the company for the future. The critical and commercial success of Meego/GNU+Linux phone will certainly go a long way to helping that restoration.

    Dr. Roy Schestowitz Reply:

    Intel made Tizen. We shall see how it goes.

  3. walterbyrd said,

    November 25, 2011 at 10:00 am

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    Nokia is also cutting 17,000 jobs, and is asking to be delisted. Another suicide by Microsoft, it seems.

    http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/technology/2011/11/nokia-cutting-17000-jobs.html

    http://finance.yahoo.com/news/Nokia-Delists-From-Frankfurt-paidcontent-3723988574.html?x=0

    Dr. Roy Schestowitz Reply:

    Microsoft just needed the patents (passed to patent troll MOSAID with Microsoft’s assistance) and a shot in the neck of MeeGo. Mission accomplished? Can Elop leave it now? I heard he plans to leave within months.

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