Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 19th Jun 2012 00:10 UTC
Windows So, the Microsoft announcement - taking place as I write this, 01:45 in my timezone - turns out to be a bigger deal than expected. Microsoft just announced it's going full-on hardware - the company announced a new tablet called 'Surface', and boy, is this thing something to behold. Microsoft's hardware partners? They're not happy right now. Update: Here's Microsoft's official Surface site. I believe someone coined the phrase 'sexy as a succubus' in the comments about Vizio? Stealin' it! Update II: They aren't just taking the iPad head-on - this is a straight-up MacBook Air competitor.
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RE[4]: Comment by shmerl
by dsmogor on Wed 20th Jun 2012 09:27 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by shmerl"
dsmogor
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2005-09-01

MS sublicencing patents only warrants they will not sue themselves, but no protection from other entities.
They could of course sign an agreement with other patent holders to span their xlicencing deal to selected partners, but so far I haven't heard about anything like that.

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RE[5]: Comment by shmerl
by tomcat on Thu 21st Jun 2012 00:13 in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by shmerl"
tomcat Member since:
2006-01-06

MS sublicencing patents only warrants they will not sue themselves, but no protection from other entities.


BS. You don't know the terms of the cross-licensing agreements.

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