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[News] [Rival] Microsoft Extortion of Google Relies on Threats, Racketeering

  • Subject: [News] [Rival] Microsoft Extortion of Google Relies on Threats, Racketeering
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 11 May 2010 08:22:54 +0100
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Microsoft to get $20 to $40 from every HTC Android phone sold?

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| A Bloomberg article has it that analyst Rob 
| Enderle estimates that HTC, as well as 
| other unnamed phone makers, may have to pay 
| Microsoft $20 to $40 for each Android 
| handset sold. Of course, analyst 
| predictions can be (and often are) wrong. 
| $40 per phone is way too much.
| Rob Enderle also says that âAndroid is 
| going to fall off as an expensive and risky 
| platformâ, unless Google manages to avoid 
| paying that much money to Microsoft.


Google Pays Microsoft To Sell Google Nexus One 


HTC to pay royalties to Microsoft for Android phones


Apple & Microsoft Benefit From Android Phone Success 


Verizon runs low on Droid Incredibles

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| Speculation has it that Verizon wasn't 
| prepared for the onslaught of Incredible 
| buyers who had been holding out for 
| Google's Nexus One phones. Google last week 
| indicated that it may not bring its own 
| branded smartphone to Verizon, recommending 
| Verizon consumers look at the Incredible 
| instead.


Video: A Peek Inside the HTC Incredible Phone

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| HTCâs small yet power-packed Incredible 
| phone has already bagged a rave review from 
| us. If you want to see more of the phone, 
| hereâs a cool stop-motion animation video, 
| via Engadget, that shows the unboxing of 
| the Incredible.
| TechRestore, an electronics repair shop, 
| has taken apart the Incredible and then it 
| put all back together.


Will Microsoft KIN Phones Lose out to HTC Droid Incredible?

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| The latest handsets from Microsoft the KIN 
| One and KIN Two have now become available, 
| but according to an article over on 
| strategyeye, the Microsoft KIN phones may 
| well lose out to the likes of the HTC Droid 
| Incredible, and even the Palm Pre Plus and 
| Pixi Plus.


Taiwan's HTC sees Windows 7 phone end of this year


Redmond vs. Android


BlackBerry maker punts Android tablet, plans BlackBerry OS tablet instead


Will RIMâs New Operating System Save It Market Share?


Patent fights could change Google's Android pitch

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| Recent moves from Apple and Microsoft show 
| that the big guys are not going to be shy 
| about deploying their array of patents as 
| competition increases.



Microsoft and Patents

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| Microsoft initially started this patent
| crusade about 3 years ago, and after the
| initial wave of accusations the Redmond
| giant seemed to slumber. All was well for a
| while. Sure, we all felt as though Novell,
| Xandros, and Linspire had sold their souls
| to Satan, but we didn't really care. There
| were no real effects of the deals seen.
| Microsoft claimed that 235 patents had been
| violated, but to date they have yet to say
| who violated those patents and in what way.
| To me, this seems like a massive FUD
| campaign.
| [...]
| Rather recently in the Microsoft crusade
| against Linux, Microsoft approached Amazon.
| The Kindle's embedded OS is Linux based, OH
| NOES! This leaves a striking pattern. As
| soon as you start making money with Linux
| software, and Microsoft doesn't get your
| money they attack you in some way. Amazon
| also paid Microsoft some money during the
| patent exchange, which raises my
| suspicions... If this kind of treatment
| continues, I hope that someone will have
| the ire to stand against Microsoft at some
| point, and demand that the accusations and
| the specifics of the violations and
| violators be made public. How can anyone
| comply if the information isn't made
| public?

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