Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 28th Sep 2011 15:36 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless This is the biggest one yet. Microsoft's professional extortion campaign - the third side of the same triangle it shares with Apple and Oracle - has finally hit Samsung. The two companies have signed a patent licensing agreement concerning Samsung's use of Android, in which a rumoured fee of $15 (!) per device will flow from Seoul to Redmond. Not entirely coincidentally, that's about the price of a Windows Phone 7 license.
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Sniping at the US market equates to more money. Less competing products in the market gives Microsoft a better chance to profit from it's products. Same for any business really; more competition means less potential profits unless you can maintain dominant market share possition (which Win7 Phone is no where near).

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