Nokia, as I said, "are not Apple". Apple can afford to do one handset per year because they are the media darling and can virtually guarantee favourable publicity: had any other product had the same flaws as those in the Apple maps product, reviewers would have been scathing and the product swiftly withdrawn, but instead everyone makes excuses for the company and it still gets 9-out-of-10 scores. To Apple's credit, the company also tries a bit harder to make a product that doesn't give the impression of being the incoherent result of an unholy committee of hardware test engineers and marketing executives. Nokia and Microsoft have neither the favour of the media nor the stamina to make a single product (or maybe a handful) that can outshine and outsell the relentless competition for several months at a time.
As for OpenMoko, I'm aware of how OpenMoko came about and why that project was able to bring a finished product into existence without being immediately sued, although I imagine that the real patent defence was mostly based on the licensing of the various patent-encumbered standards so that the various cartels couldn't "double dip" and demand that the project pay royalties for each and every affected component and then also the assembled product. Maybe FIC also licensed non-standards-related patents from all the different patent predators, too, but given what we see now, I really doubt that.