Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 28th Apr 2010 14:31 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Yeah, we're continuing with the mobile news for now. As it turns out, there are two ways to deal with ever increasing competition. Where Apple sued HTC, Microsoft has decided to do what it does best: they're trying to extract some form of profit out of the rising popularity of Android phones. This morning, the Redmond giant announced it signed a patent licensing agreement with HTC.
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This is Android Specific
by Jezza on Thu 29th Apr 2010 05:44 UTC
Jezza
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I can't understand all the second guessing here... The announcement is perfectly clear. Microsoft will receive royalties for every Android handset sold. This has nothing to do with Apple or WM7, it is about making profit from Linux... just like the deal with Novell and the deal with Amazon.

What I really can't understand, though, is why if nobody believes there are patents in Linux that MS owns, the Linux foundation (don't they own the Trademark on Linux) don't sue MS for libel and slander and defamation of character or whatever the business version of this is.

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