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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RE[3]: I hope...
by zima on Wed 5th Oct 2011 23:59 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Alcatel Lucent"
zima
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I don't think it had much to do with the merger (more like buyout?), Alcatel-Lucent seems to do fine in areas not facing consumers (so no wonder consumers don't care). In phones, Alcatel was becoming progressively less relevant for a better part of the decade, for a way too long time they didn't manage to jump out of offering only the simplest of handsets (such stagnation was the fault of few others, also Nokia for example, but Alcatel did it to the extreme for quite a while)

Edited 2011-10-06 00:01 UTC

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