Having agreed to freeze the price is one of the proven, very common methods in the LCD panel market. And, although this happens all the time, it is difficult and very costly to prove malicious intent.
However Nokia, one of the leading manufacturers of mobile devices, decided to try. She filed a lawsuit in San Francisco against Asian firms.
The list of co-defendants includes Samsung Electronics, LG Display, Sharp, Hitachi, and Chunghwa Picture Tubes. Recall that in October, the operator made similar claims AT&T (USA). The Finnish manufacturer has already got a taste - last month Nokia filed a lawsuit against Apple.
|Nokia N97 (image from the official website)|
Now that profits from the sale of once highly profitable smartphones are falling, it is easy to see why managers Nokia offended by the inflated prices for displays for a huge number of budget models. Those are already sold for a little more than cost.
The only question is whether the company should quarrel with so many leading players at once - no matter how Nokia release phones without displays at all.