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 Sat 1st Oct 2011 07:24 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: ."
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Through what warped-arse interpretation of my post did you get the impression that I'm emotionally invested?

Quite simply the part where you displayed emotional attachment: "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."

It's beyond me why a person with no actual interests in these companies take their licensing agreement so serious as to not be sure they could "bring themselves (you) to buy a Samsung Android phone".

Maybe I'm old-fashioned or crazy but all I'm concerned with is 1) does the phone suit my needs, and 2) am I comfortable with the price. I couldn't care less if $1-2 of my no-longer-mine dollars goes to Microsoft or hookers & booze, and you shouldn't care either. There are plenty of worthy causes to spend your time on -- this isn't one of them, seriously.

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