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Microsoft gets $5 on every HTC Android phone (LA times)

Discussion in 'Android General Discussions' started by patfactorx, May 27, 2011.

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    Yeah, I suppose $7.50-$12.50 could squeeze margins a little, but you are only talking 2-3%, at most. A far bigger threat would be if the phone companies ever stop artificially inflating prices with their "subsidy" on 2-yr contracts.

    One thing is they all seem to have patent claims against each other. Hard to imagine what a linux-based system is infringing on MS.
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    But why?? for what reason specifically?
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    patent dispute settlement
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    CT Analysts have said that Microsoft have made $150 million off this deal already