Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 5th Oct 2013 11:34 UTC

Microsoft is talking to HTC about adding its Windows operating system to HTC's Android-based smartphones at little or no cost, people with knowledge of the matter said, evidence of the software maker's struggle to gain ground in the mobile market.

Terry Myerson, head of Microsoft's operating systems unit, asked HTC last month to load Windows Phone as a second option on handsets with Google's rival software, said the people, who asked not to be identified because the talks are private. Myerson discussed cutting or eliminating the license fee to make the idea more attractive, the people said. The talks are preliminary and no decision has been made, two people said.

I hope HTC and every other Android OEM flips Microsoft the bird. The shoe's on the other foot now, Redmond.

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by Hiev on Sat 5th Oct 2013 17:25 UTC in reply to "RE: ..."
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I think his statement clearly explains where his bias is.

Edited 2013-10-05 17:29 UTC

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by WereCatf on Sat 5th Oct 2013 17:32 in reply to "RE[2]: ..."
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Oh, please. You people keep claiming Thom is fanboy of this or fanboy of that whenever he writes ANYTHING that you don't find to your tastes. By now he's fanboy of EVERYTHING and an anti-EVERYTHING according to all the commenters here.

It's just ridiculous and it just makes it look like you're just trying to discredit him just so you wouldn't have to come up with any arguments in support of your own views.

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by Hiev on Sat 5th Oct 2013 17:35 in reply to "RE[3]: ..."
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I don't have to discredit him, he would need to be a trusted source first, and to me he is not.

His statement is clear, don't look at me, he wrote it.

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by Dano on Sat 5th Oct 2013 17:38 in reply to "RE[3]: ..."
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He may or may not be a fanboy...but he definitely makes a lot of questionable declarations that get people talking.

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by TechGeek on Sat 5th Oct 2013 23:55 in reply to "RE[2]: ..."
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There is nothing wrong with bias as long as you recognize it for what it is. But let me ask you this:

If you get smacked up side the head with a 2x4 repeatedly, is it bias to not want to have anything to do with 2x4's? Bias usually means an unjustified reaction. I would say his reaction to anything Microsoft is totally justified.

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by Hiev on Sun 6th Oct 2013 01:21 in reply to "RE[3]: ..."
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Oh, please, explain to me, what has MS done to you specifically?

Edited 2013-10-06 01:22 UTC

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