Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 29th May 2011 21:29 UTC, submitted by teigetje
Microsoft It turns out that a lot of people haven't been paying attention. Over the weekend, a story about how Microsoft is earning more from HTC's Android devices than from its own Windows Phone 7 sales spread all across the web, with surprised reactions everywhere. Anyone who has been paying attention to Microsoft's recent patent trolling regarding Android could've seen this coming.
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SAD
by viator on Mon 30th May 2011 00:39 UTC
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2005-10-11

My first modern smartphone was from htc. But i swore as soon as they made this "licensing" deal with microsoft i would never buy anything from them again. Which means i will also make sure anyone who asks for a recommendation for a phone NEVER gets pointed in their direction as well. Im sure there are quite a few people like myself out there who do the same. I read recently how they decided to stop locking down the bootloader how nice of them. Maybe the real reason was they couldnt afford the extra engineering time because of the millions they are paying to ms lol.

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RE: SAD
by Claxus on Mon 30th May 2011 01:34 in reply to "SAD"
Claxus Member since:
2007-07-19

My first smartphone was also a HTC, and I really like them.
But with this information, I could consider buying from a company that will not pay Microsoft this fee.

Lets say I wanted to implement this filter among the phone manufacturers, is there even a remote possibility to get verifiable data on who pays free and who doesn't?

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RE[2]: SAD
by viator on Mon 30th May 2011 02:29 in reply to "RE: SAD"
viator Member since:
2005-10-11

No no real verifiable data but im sure we will find out one way or another each time this happens. Its kind of like mobile phone service i know for a fact AT&T was caught spying (warrantless) on consumers. I dont know for a fact which other providers spy but why would pay some one to spy on me? So i cant use at&t for mobile phone service and have to hope the others arent untill i find out. ;)

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RE: SAD
by molnarcs on Mon 30th May 2011 08:09 in reply to "SAD"
molnarcs Member since:
2005-09-10

My first modern smartphone was from htc. But i swore as soon as they made this "licensing" deal with microsoft i would never buy anything from them again. Which means i will also make sure anyone who asks for a recommendation for a phone NEVER gets pointed in their direction as well.


What? You have a bully (MS) and their victim (HTC). And you decide to punish the victim? How nice of you! This is like boycotting the small corner store because they are forced to pay protection money to the local mafia.

I hope you don't use ANY Microsoft products, because that would make you a hypocrite in addition to being an idiot.

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RE[2]: SAD
by JAlexoid on Mon 30th May 2011 10:27 in reply to "RE: SAD"
JAlexoid Member since:
2009-05-19

What is he is also making sure that the mafia thugs are sent to prison? Should he buy from the shop owner that will result in a higher paid lawyer for the mafia thugs?

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