Patent War Soon to Be Unleashed by Nokia

Freed by the smartphone manufacturing arm, Nokia now has full power to enforce its patents. If as a handset manufacturer Nokia was held at bay by mutual assured destruction, through patent litigation from competing manufacturers, now it's no longer the case.

More info on this story by Ars.

"If this didn't occur to the Nokia board, I am sure MS gleefully reminded them during negotiations, of this wonderful new opportunity" a MS hating "arsian" comments.

So what do you say ? I think it's a plausible and potentially lucrative avenue that Nokia can pursue. They are a pure patent holding company now, what's to stop them ?