[RUMOR] Microsoft Woos Samsung to the Tune of $1bn

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  1. cereal killer

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    In case you missed the big "rumor" framed in brackets, we are chalking this up as -- yes -- rumor, but a good one it is. According to blogger Eldar Murtazin, who has a pretty good hit to miss ratio, Microsoft might be trying to woo Samsung into getting serious with its Windows Phone product portfolio. How serious? Pretty darn serious. The Redmond company has allegedly put as much as $1 billion, yes billion, on the table in the hopes that Samsung will bite and expand its Windows Phone product portfolio.

    Microsoft has plenty of cash laying around, and what better way to spend it than get the Android handset manufacturing giant on board and helping to push the Windows Phone platform. We've all seen how Sammy loves to throw marketing dollars at their product(s), and with MSFT's financial support this could prove to be a pretty potent alliance.

    Samsung certainly doesn't need the money, but with $1bn dollars on the table and no licensing fee's (another rumor), it sure looks like a very tempting proposition. A billion dollars can go a long way when you already have a couple of toes in the Windows Phone space. Readers? Should they take the bait or fuggetaboutit?
     
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    They will also lose a ton of money making a windows phone. So it might offset those losses as well.
     
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    Samsung could sell crap in a box and there would be demand. Sammy has learned what Apple did to be the big player: marketing.

    How many memorable lines do you remember from many phone commercials. I bet you remember this one: "The headphone jack...is on the BOTTOM!"
     
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    I've played with a Windows phone and don't care for the UI much. Would Samsung find a way to put TouchWiz on it? I like having options but Samsung has invested so much in Android, I'm not sure they could properly sell a Windows phone without having to stab their Android line some.