To add to those significant stories, Nokia – a company which has put the majority of its depleted eggs in the Windows Phone 8 basket – has gotten itself worked up about Google’s Nexus 7 tablet, which, as well as being extremely cheap and impressively powerful, is a Wi-Fi-only affair.
Of course, the Finnish company’s head honchos aren’t just moderately upset by the fact they won’t be able to browse the Web on-the-fly with their Nexus 7 tablets, but are also pretty peeved about the Wi-Fi technology itself, claiming the much-lauded device violates a number of its own patents with regards to the Wi-Fi.
Speaking with The Inquirer, Nokia stated neither Google nor ASUS – the manufacturer of the Nexus 7 – is "licensed under our patent portfolio" with regards to "standards essential" implementations, before adding:
Companies who are not yet licensed under our standard essential patents should simply approach us and sign up for a license.
Far from becoming another spin-off of the Samsung versus Apple affair, it appears Nokia is simply looking for a brown envelope, which will likely see the end of the argument. With sales blocking currently all the rage, one suspects Nokia is merely ensuring the next letter from Google and Asus includes a big fat check.