Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 5th Oct 2010 14:25 UTC
Windows With the release of Windows Phone 7 upon us, the hype machine now goes all the way up to 11. While hype machines are generally relatively harmless and easy to poke a hole through, coordinated FUD campaigns by patent trolls are not. After Apple and Microsoft trolled HTC, and Microsoft now trolling Motorola, the actual FUD campaign against Android is in full swing.
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RE[2]: Weeell
by eriwik on Tue 5th Oct 2010 16:15 UTC in reply to "RE: Weeell"
eriwik
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Even if Google paid for the patents from MS it does not mean that they paid enough to let every handset maker on the market use the patents. Remember that Google themselves created a phone, the Nexus One, which probably required them to pay.

Similar arangements are quite common, and I belived that for example ARM chip makers get a way without paying much (or at all) to ARM while those that uses the CPUs have to pay quite a bit.

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