Patent wars intensify; now Nokia wants to ban BlackBerry smartphones

Nokia has prepared the ground for a prohibition on sales of BlackBerry smartphones in the United States, United Kingdom and Canada in a fresh wave of resentments in the ongoing patent wars all over the world. The series also comprises of Ericsson’s filing a lawsuit against Samsung over suspected patent breach.

The Ericsson charge could have widespread consequences if its demand for a sales ban against Samsung is approved in the United States, since it would influence each Samsung gadget with calling ability. A late entrant in the patent wars, Nokia, whose fresh phones have topped Amazons sales lists, is ready to go one-one-one with the Canadian telecommunication giant over some patents they’ve given to each other in 2013. These patents are related to Wi-Fi connectivity.

Actually, Nokia and Research in Motion settled a cross-license for standards-essential patents. In 2011, the Canadian manufacturer wanted negotiation, alleging that the license goes beyond cellular essentials.
And a few days back, the arbitration tribunal ruled not in favor of Research in Motion. It discovered that the Canadian firm is actually breaching contracts and is not allowed to make or retail WLAN goods without first deciding royalties with the Finnish telecommunication giant. To impose the Tribunals verdict, Nokia has filed actions in the United States, United Kingdom Canada with the goal of ending BlackBerrys breach of contract.

In the meanwhile, we haven’t received any comment from RIM. They’ve to release their new BB 10 platform in 2013, and a lawsuit from Nokia is definitely an undesired nuisance.

Nokia to revamp their marketing tactics

If something fails to work out, the best way is to leave it and find something new. Nokia seems to understand this, and has decided to alter its marketing strategies with the unveiling of its first Windows Phone 8 release. The fresh plan is to begin a partnership to present a fresh smartphone on the network of only one or two European service providers. It is also stated that the Finnish telecommunication giant has had clandestine negotiations with several networks including France Telecom, however no deal has been decided at the moment. An additional network that is expected to be involved is Deutsche Telekom.

Nokias present marketing policy floods all distribution channels with their smartphones, hence pushing their products to get into as many hands as feasible. The fresh plan is to enter into contracts with a network or two that would carry Nokias products. At first, the Finnish mobile phone maker would reach a deal with no more than one or two networks in Europe, will give the carriers a financial stake in the achievement of the smartphone. This step is necessary to give the networks an incentive to force the new model endorse it heavily. This tactic has been applied on the flagship Lumia 900 in the United States with ATT was content with the outcome although merely 330,000 units of the Lumia lineup were retailed in the US. That number incorporated sales of the Lumia 710, retailed exclusively in the United States by T-Mobile.

Nokia Lumia 610 slated for a June release in UK

Nokia disclosed late on Thursday that the Lumia 610 – the latest member of its affordable Windows Phone lineup – will hit the market shelves in the United Kingdom in the first week of June.

Nokia Lumia 610 will be offered by O2, Virgin Mobile, Carphone Warehouse, and Phones4U. If you want contracts, then plans start at £15 per month. Also, it is expected that an unlocked version will also be made available. This handset is the most affordable WP-running device in the market.

This smartphone was first displayed at MWC in February. It follows on from the Finnish mobile makers first affordable WP-running smartphine, the Lumia 710. It can also run Microsofts smartphone operating system in spite of being outfitted with an 800 MHz CPU 256 MB of RAM, although these specs are modest by present days standards.

The Lumia 610 sports all the customary smartphone enhancements, such as HSPA connectivity, a 3.7” Gorilla Glass panel at 480800 pixels resolution, and a 5 MP snapper. It comes with Windows Phone 7.5, called as Mango, and supports Wi-Fi tethering.

Possibly more significantly for Nokias long-term prospect, the Lumia 610 includes network and language competence for China, implying that the tormented Finnish mobile phone manufacturer can offer this low-cost Windows Phone in the biggest smartphone market on the planet as well. Some days back, it was reported that Nokia Lumia series is getting stronger in the Chinese handset market. Now, let’s see how consumers in the UK market respond to Lumia 610.