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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RE[10]: .
by Icaria on Sun 2nd Oct 2011 07:22 UTC in reply to "RE[9]: ."
Icaria
Member since:
2010-06-19

Why are you wetting yourself over a rumor?
Good job changing the subject. Never mind that that rumour is the best info we have to go on, I started out by comparing it to another rumoured figure and we know that the figure is somewhere in that ballpark.

And btw, don't assume that any time there's a licensing fee involved that it's always absorbed by the consumer.
No, that's a pretty safe assumption. Samsung aren't about to let their margins go to hell, especially while they're in a comfortable lead. Most, if not all of the ~$15 will be paid by the consumer, in one way or another.

You only seem to care about where your money goes when any portion of it goes to Microsoft. Yet you seem to have no concern when it goes to far worse people in the world.
Wow, that's a stupid assertion. I already demonstrated that this is false and even if I hadn't, through what crystal ball could you divine such an observation? Strawman much? While we're pulling shit out of our arses, you 'seem' to have a foot fetish and are a crappy driver. Just putting that out there.

Quite the imagination you have there. When you're ready to come back to reality, let me know.
Stop, just stop. That response doesn't even make sense; you've failed to provide any sort of context. It's bad enough that you're treating this like a game and flogging a dead horse without also making meaningless and irrelevant retorts.

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RE[11]: .
by ilovebeer on Sun 2nd Oct 2011 16:01 in reply to "RE[10]: ."
ilovebeer Member since:
2011-08-08

Good job changing the subject. Never mind that that rumour is the best info we have to go on, I started out by comparing it to another rumoured figure and we know that the figure is somewhere in that ballpark.

Your rumor didn't even come from a credible source, and you don't "know" anything about this deal beyond pure speculation because nothing has been announced other than an agreement exists. You started out at $1-2, now you're jumped to $15 -- all based on nothing. You seem to have a problem blurring the line between your imagination and reality.

No, that's a pretty safe assumption. Samsung aren't about to let their margins go to hell, especially while they're in a comfortable lead. Most, if not all of the ~$15 will be paid by the consumer, in one way or another.

Nothing in your opinion has any basis on anything in reality. Sadly I have to point out that Samsung is a vendor, not a retail outlet. Do I further have to explain the difference or are you capable of looking that up and actually comprehending it on your own?

You only seem to care about where your money goes when any portion of it goes to Microsoft. Yet you seem to have no concern when it goes to far worse people in the world.
Wow, that's a stupid assertion. I already demonstrated that this is false and even if I hadn't, through what crystal ball could you divine such an observation? Strawman much? While we're pulling shit out of our arses, you 'seem' to have a foot fetish and are a crappy driver. Just putting that out there.

More of your nonsense from lala land I see. Btw, if you don't like how you present yourself to the rest of us, .....


Quite the imagination you have there. When you're ready to come back to reality, let me know.
Stop, just stop. That response doesn't even make sense; you've failed to provide any sort of context. It's bad enough that you're treating this like a game and flogging a dead horse without also making meaningless and irrelevant retorts.

You've just done a great job of describing yourself, congratulations. Remembering, you're the one throwing a fit over nothing more than rumor & speculation by people who aren't even in the know here. It's hilarious that everything you've said has absolutely no basis in reality, yet you think I'm the one blowing smoke up your ass. Like I said, when you're ready to come back to the real world, you let me know lil buddy.

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RE[12]: .
by Icaria on Mon 3rd Oct 2011 05:36 in reply to "RE[11]: ."
Icaria Member since:
2010-06-19

You started out at $1-2, now you're jumped to $15 -- all based on nothing. You seem to have a problem blurring the line between your imagination and reality.
My original comment:
Anyway, wasn't it rumoured that HTC is only paying $1-2 per device? How'd Samsung screw up negotiations so badly?
Illiterate, are we?

Nothing in your opinion has any basis on anything in reality.
Well, at least we've moved on from the 'emotional investment' narrative. Now I'm just delusional...

Sadly I have to point out that Samsung is a vendor, not a retail outlet. Do I further have to explain the difference or are you capable of looking that up and actually comprehending it on your own?
Wow, that's an overt red herring.

More of your nonsense from lala land I see. Btw, if you don't like how you present yourself to the rest of us, .....

You've just done a great job of describing yourself, congratulations. Remembering, you're the one throwing a fit over nothing more than rumor & speculation by people who aren't even in the know here. It's hilarious that everything you've said has absolutely no basis in reality, yet you think I'm the one blowing smoke up your ass. Like I said, when you're ready to come back to the real world, you let me know lil buddy.
Same as above. Your basic strategy seems to be to throw random accusations around and to clumsily bat back the accusations levelled at you. It's almost as if you're trying to troll but lack the skill to do so effectively.

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