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The Nokia Qualcomm Battle

The future of the mobile market will be strongly effected by the results of the battle between Qualcomm and Nokia, which will determine the proportions of handset types and technologies in the future. This article is a good piece on the moves by new Nokia CEO Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo in this regard.
“If CDMA will inevitably decline as a standalone platform, Nokia is seeking to derive some consolation for its own failure in this sector, by using admission of that failure as a nail to drive into the CDMA coffin…”We couldn’t make it in this market because the market is dying, and that’s partly because Qualcomm has made it commercially non-viable” – is the subtext behind the blandly worded phrases of the official statements.”