Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 5th Oct 2013 11:34 UTC

Microsoft is talking to HTC about adding its Windows operating system to HTC's Android-based smartphones at little or no cost, people with knowledge of the matter said, evidence of the software maker's struggle to gain ground in the mobile market.

Terry Myerson, head of Microsoft's operating systems unit, asked HTC last month to load Windows Phone as a second option on handsets with Google's rival software, said the people, who asked not to be identified because the talks are private. Myerson discussed cutting or eliminating the license fee to make the idea more attractive, the people said. The talks are preliminary and no decision has been made, two people said.

I hope HTC and every other Android OEM flips Microsoft the bird. The shoe's on the other foot now, Redmond.

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RE[2]: Profit Margins
by unclefester on Sun 6th Oct 2013 02:19 UTC in reply to "RE: Profit Margins"
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They could be the ones to knock ZTE and Huawei off their socks in the low end...if they wanted to.

ZTE and Huawei are primarily networking companies. They can both afford to sell low end handsets with negligible profit margins. HTC doesn't have this option.

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