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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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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No it isnt Member since:
2005-11-14

That makes no sense. Microsoft is interested in money, not in sniping at the U.S. market.

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jabbotts Member since:
2007-09-06

Sniping at the US market equates to more money. Less competing products in the market gives Microsoft a better chance to profit from it's products. Same for any business really; more competition means less potential profits unless you can maintain dominant market share possition (which Win7 Phone is no where near).

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zima Member since:
2005-07-06

SE is marginal pretty much everywhere, not showing constant huge loses mainly due to creative accounting (for example, in some way not counting fairly recent massive cash infusions from parent companies among loses). They might as well join the likes of Siemens quite soon.

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