Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 21st Mar 2011 22:52 UTC, submitted by ephracis
Legal Since competing on merit is looked down upon in the computer and software world, companies in this business usually go for the blindfolded chick with the scale and sword. Up until recently, Microsoft didn't go for the whole patent litigation thing, but now that they've tasted some, they want more. They just sued Barnes & Noble, Foxconn, and Inventec for patent infringement because they use Android.
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Not a way to win friends
by bornagainenguin on Mon 21st Mar 2011 23:35 UTC
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It's a shame. Windows Phone 7 has major potential, but this patent troll behaviour is just sad.

Actually, I'd consider these filings as evidence that Windows Phone 7 is tanking and insiders at the company know it has peaked. This is their desperate gambit to somehow wrest a few pennies from a market that has completely passed them by. Seriously how badly do the various incarnations of [s]Pen Dos[/s] [s]Pen Windows[/s] [s]Windows for Handhelds[/s] [s]PocketPCs[/s] [s]Windows Mobile[/s] [s]Windows CE.Net[/s] [s]Windows Tablet Edition[/s] this crap have to fail before Microsoft will admit nobody wants their junk?

This is exactly the kind of thing that costs you customers day after day.


PS: When is going to get a strike-through code?

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