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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RE: US only? Chance for Meego
by CapEnt on Mon 30th May 2011 01:32 UTC in reply to "US only? Chance for Meego"
CapEnt
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2005-12-18

Probably, yes.

Microsoft has one big trump card in his hands: the huge American market. They can easily persuade HTC to pay for every phone sold by them in world by using the menace of blocking the access to the American market due patent violation after a successful case in courts.

So HTC has two options: take the bully proposal and pay the "do not spank me tax", or go for the riskier alternative of trying the case in courts.

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