Nokia confirms it will receive more than it gives to Microsoft in 2013

Nokia confirms it will receive more than it gives to Microsoft in 2013
Nokia will has received more money from Microsoft than it has paid for Windows Phone royalties, the company said today in a 20-F filing. Microsoft has been paying Nokia $250 million to support its tough transition from Symbian to Windows Phone as its one and only smartphone platform.

Nokia on the other hand still has to pay an undisclosed amount of money to license every device it sells that is running on Microsoft’s Windows Phone.

And while over the whole period of the agreement Nokia will have to pay more to Microsoft, in 2013, the balance sheet will be in its favor as the amount it receives as platform support from Microsoft will exceed the money Nokia pays for licenses.

Here is the Microsoft part of Nokia’s 20-F filing:



source: Reuters

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39 Comments

1. Andrea

Posts: 52; Member since: Mar 07, 2013

nokia=ms the biggest patenttroll in the history. Elop the trojan!

4. windroid unregistered

Go play with your dolls

10. RiseAgainst94

Posts: 281; Member since: Mar 03, 2012

You're mental.

12. wendygarett unregistered

Nokia will tumble together with Microsoft :)

2. windroid unregistered

.....

3. SIGPRO

Posts: 2817; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

I just heard that Nokia will join Apple to secure injunction against Samsung! I like Nokia but i don't like Apple or Samsung....but what WTF Nokia? Apple American company, Nokia is from Finland and Elop is American.....i smell something nasty here!

5. windroid unregistered

You have to understand first what is at stake, then you may comment about it.

14. sprockkets

Posts: 1612; Member since: Jan 16, 2012

Banning products for violating a tiny insignificant feature? Like the douche bag germans wanting to destroy android handsets for being able to send 160+ character text messages as one? Perhaps you and Nokia don't understand the phrase, "It cuts both ways."

19. UrbanPhantom

Posts: 949; Member since: Oct 30, 2012

Who are you to decide what constitutes insignificant volations? Let the courts decide, and the results will speak for themselves...

30. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Unfortunately the US court system is horrible and Nokia supporting it is just brutal.

33. sprockkets

Posts: 1612; Member since: Jan 16, 2012

That IS what the court decided dumbass.

6. Andrea

Posts: 52; Member since: Mar 07, 2013

I used to like nokia, but today they are just f'''' up. nokia = MS

16. SamsungFan

Posts: 201; Member since: Apr 16, 2012

They made the wrong decision by choosing wp. And whatever nokia trolls say nokia is going to fall if they didn't fire elop and stop using wp.

21. chaoticrazor

Posts: 2347; Member since: Aug 28, 2012

well samsung troll thats your blinded one sided opinion. you cant see past your hate for anything that isnt samsung or android. your comments means least on this site as your just another fanboy. nokia are gaining traction with wp8 and have brought some excellent devices out stop hating choice

17. windroid unregistered

Turn your hate into constructive criticisms. They will be welcome.

9. RiseAgainst94

Posts: 281; Member since: Mar 03, 2012

Elop is Canadian

24. alterecho

Posts: 1106; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

Thought he was British, from his accent.

7. zippolite28

Posts: 107; Member since: Sep 28, 2012

What's wrong dude... don't hate nokia for any reason... They just took some wrong steps But still... its almost like every smartphone today out in compition is all because of nokia

13. wendygarett unregistered

It's Nokia fans we are hating for :(

15. chaoticrazor

Posts: 2347; Member since: Aug 28, 2012

so now your just a useless troll, following the crowd and been pretty pointless....not like you have talked any sense anyway. about time you were banned for trolling

18. zippolite28

Posts: 107; Member since: Sep 28, 2012

Grow up bro I am using galalxy note ... and ... which smart phones did u use the most ... 6600... in those days

25. GALAXY-STORM

Posts: 328; Member since: Oct 13, 2012

Actually I used nokia phones too. Hating the fans won't make any sense wendy.

39. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

I hate Nokia because it killed Symbian

8. valapsp

Posts: 565; Member since: Aug 12, 2011

will has received?

11. Whateverman

Posts: 3295; Member since: May 17, 2009

Microsoft will own Nokia very shortly, the hand writing is on the wall. Apple attacking Android on all fronts. Microsoft attacking Google on all fronts and now they're joining forces in court too. At what point do you just shut up and just improve your products to the point where you actually EARN the number one position instead of patent trolling and sueing for it?

20. UrbanPhantom

Posts: 949; Member since: Oct 30, 2012

You seem to believe that these companies should be willing to give away their intellectual property and tecnological developments for free. So then, why don't you open the doors to your own house? Do not complain if your neighbors steal whatever property that you have inside, since that is what you are proposing... Both Apple and Nokia have developed many different things, and Android would likely not exist today as it is if not for the competition. However, that does not mean giving Samsung and Google free access to property and material to which they have no right. If they lose in court, then so be it!

28. Whateverman

Posts: 3295; Member since: May 17, 2009

Since when is a rectangle an intellectual property? Oh yeah, since Apple patented it. Samsung deserved to be sued for placing squares behind downloaded apps, that was a blanket attempt to make TouchWiz look like the iPhone. But a rectangle with round edges could be anything from a widow on a bus, to an electronic picture frame. To allow apple to own something that has already existed is wrong, period. Companies in other countries now have the rights to rain water, how long before that happens here? Are you expecting me to bow to Nokia or Apple for what they've done in this new age of cellphones? I hope not! Why is it that other OS fans feel Android fans have to pay homage to these companies with every article? My comment is simply about second place and third place not earning there way back to the top. If that hurts to hear, you gotta take that up with them. I'm fans of all these companies products, but wrong is wrong whether it's Google, Nokia, or Apple and I just call it like I see it. And in this case, all I see are two companies that can't handle competition.

31. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Oh please! Just shut the hell up. Apple is basically stealing and suing Samsung for it and Nokia is supporting it. A more accurate analogy would be Apple breaking into your house, stealing an item from your house and then suing you for stealing when you take it back.

38. No_Nonsense unregistered

Oh really, consider this: You have a patent that's very broad or innovative. I make a device using the same patent without your permission/paying you the royalties. Then, in the ensuing court battle, the court orders me to pay you a fine, and you to license the innovative technology against your wishes. So how would you feel? The fact is apple shouldn't have been granted the broad patents in the first place and now they should be revoked, but companies just shouldn't license their tech against their wishes particularly if its innovative/groundbreaking.

22. NokiaFTW

Posts: 2072; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

I think Microsoft will buy Nokia just for the patents , just like what Google did with Motorola .

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