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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by ilovebeer on Fri 30th Sep 2011 16:19 UTC in reply to "."
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2011-08-08

Anyway, wasn't it rumoured that HTC is only paying $1-2 per device? How'd Samsung screw up negotiations so badly? The thought of $1-2 of my money going to MS is hard enough to stomach, now I'm not sure I could bring myself to buy a Samsung Android phone.


Why exactly are you so emotionally invested? Are you a shareholder? Have family members that work for these companies? If your just a mere end-user then you should really remove yourself from what HTC pays as it has absolutely no affect on your life what-so-ever. If you need something to spend your time & energy on, find a good charity and have at it.

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