Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 23rd Mar 2011 22:48 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless All hail the omnipresent people familiar with the matter.This time, these patrons of the internet have told InformationWeek that Motorola is not satisfied with Google's Android, and that the company is working on its own mobile operating system.
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RE[3]: Committing suicide?
by glarepate on Fri 25th Mar 2011 18:05 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Committing suicide?"
glarepate
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2006-01-04

Nothing is more cushy (short term) than getting revenue from the MS Warchests.


Except that Nokia is being "paid" by not giving them money for license fees and by contributing their own time and work to the development of the OS. No cash will be exchanging hands, just Nokia's patents, or at least licenses to them. But I think the actual patents will jump owners to become the new swords to attack other OSes with.

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RE[4]: Committing suicide?
by ichi on Mon 28th Mar 2011 10:48 in reply to "RE[3]: Committing suicide?"
ichi Member since:
2007-03-06

No cash will be exchanging hands, just Nokia's patents, or at least licenses to them.


Weren't there news already about Nokia getting over $1 billion from MS to promote and develop WP7 on Nokia phones? That is, in addition to patent licenses.

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