Samsung is now facing something of a tag-team onslaught from the likes of both Apple and Nokia, as the Finnish company jumps on board the legal bandwagon by filing a brief in favor of Apple’s appeal. And just to make the move about as sour as possible, Nokia’s clear swipe at Samsung comes just days before the expected release date announcement of the Samsung Galaxy S4 – the company’s most important Smartphone launch to date.
Roughly summarized, Apple did its level best to get the courts to ban a series of Samsung products from being sold, though this was refused by the courts as Apple wasn’t able to prove that stolen intellectual property rights had really anything to do with consumers buying said products. More recently, Apple has taken on the help of Nokia who likewise is now campaigning for some of Samsung’s most popular devices to be banned from sale permanently.
Unlike Apple, Nokia really hasn’t had the easiest run over the last couple of years, having watched its once unstoppable share of the market plummet to levels that to a large extent nearly ended the company once and for all. And even now, the likes of the flagship Lumia Windows Phone 8 range still isn’t quite taking the world by storm as hoped, meaning that while Nokia is for the time being afloat, it is pretty much treading water and not getting very far.
As such, the filing suggests in a pretty direct way that Nokia would like to see Samsung’s monopolization of the Smartphone industry diluted a little in order to make fair room at the top for rivals. Devices like the Samsung Galaxy S4 have the potential to wipe the floor with anything Nokia or Apple may or may not throw out this year, though the filing itself is actually aimed at various past-generation devices, rather than Samsung’s newest Tablets and Smartphones.