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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JAlexoid
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2009-05-19

Remember that Samsung is a big PC OEM, so winning against Microsoft would still be a loss for them.

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glarepate Member since:
2006-01-04

Remember that Samsung is a big PC OEM, so winning against Microsoft would still be a loss for them.


How would that work?

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kristoph Member since:
2006-01-01

I think he/she means that Microsoft would make Samsung pay more on the desktop.

I doubt that's the case though because their anti-trust agreement prevents them from playing with their OEM pricing on a case by case basis.

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