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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glarepate
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2006-01-04

The companies that have signed patent deals are HTC, Samsung, Acer, General Dynamics Itronix, Wistron, Onkyo, and Viewsonic. If there is an 8th one I haven't heard about it yet. Or, more likely, I just forgot. (o;)

Out of 239 Android handset makers you may be able to find one in the remaining 236. Or you could just cave in and buy a BrewMP OS phone. They will be supporting the use of Android apps on their OS as well as other OSes.

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No it isnt Member since:
2005-11-14

Not Sony Ericsson yet?

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dsmogor Member since:
2005-09-01

SE has marginal sales in the US so they couldn't care less, and MS probably thinks banning their couple of phones from there is not worth the bas PR.

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