Apple fights back by asking the ITC to ban Nokia phones

Apple fights back by asking the ITC to ban Nokia phones
The bickering saga continues between Apple and Nokia as the latest turn of events now aims to have imported Nokia phones being banned in the US. Soon after Nokia asked the US International Trade Commission to ban Apple devices, Apple is turning around and doing the same to the Finnish company. This never ending battle seems to point fingers at both sides with plenty of mudslinging action happening; probably less in the courts we’d hope. Apple’s complaint was posted on the website of the International Trade Commission without much detail accompanying it. We’d suspect that there would be little damage incurred by Nokia if the ban does go into effect – with a finalized decision not happening for quite some time.  Even it does happen, Nokia’s market share here in the US is very minimal – it’s evident by just looking at current handset lineups on all four major wireless providers. So far the ITC hasn’t moved forward with any decisions regarding both sides, but it’s customary for investigations to complete in a 15 month span – plenty of time for both sides to build up a strong case for the court system.

source: USITC via Engadgetmobile & Bloomberg



1. overratediphone

Posts: 26; Member since: Sep 09, 2009

are all phone companies run by 4 year olds?, or just these 2?...

2. omarc26

Posts: 360; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

just apple

4. Truth

Posts: 62; Member since: Jul 15, 2009

All companies are, not just apple. lol

3. BrokenImaege

Posts: 173; Member since: Jul 27, 2009

I for one say "Go Nokia!!!!!" What Apple is trying to do makes no sense due to the fact that the marketshare Nokia would lose vs. Apples isn't even close. I would roll over laughing the second Apple loses this battle and they are forced to pull all GSM phones. You steal someones technology and this is what is going to happen. What I as a customer would have to ask myself is why would I want to do business or give my money to a business who operates in this manner? Do you really want to do business with someone who is this shaddy? I can't wait, a 2011 with no more IPhones!!! Woudldn't that be grand? :-)

5. iceman23

Posts: 31; Member since: Sep 21, 2009

Yea no more of those weird Nokia 3G unlocked phones that dont even work in the USA. Yeah..

6. deschats

Posts: 193; Member since: Jun 09, 2009

Maybe if Apple has to pull their iPhones ATT will work normally.

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