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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No way it is $15
by jefro on Wed 28th Sep 2011 20:06 UTC
jefro
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2007-04-13

It is more like $15 per hundred or thousand.

Big OEM's buy in thousands or in one time fee per thousands. They don't pay 1/10 of what people think.

Edited 2011-09-28 20:07 UTC

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RE: No way it is $15
by kristoph on Wed 28th Sep 2011 21:23 in reply to "No way it is $15"
kristoph Member since:
2006-01-01

HTC is paying Microsoft $5 per unit, no volume discount. I can't imagine Smasung is paying $15 but they are certainly paying at least $5.

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