posted on 20 Dec 2011, 20:17 5 1. chadrick0814 (unregistered) Smart Microsoft, sue the only major android OEM that doesn't carry WP. If you sued HTC or Samsung then they'd drop you bland appless OS and you'd be stuck with Nokia......and finished. posted on 20 Dec 2011, 20:30 5 2. stealthd (unregistered) Microsoft doesn't need to sue, Samsung and HTC already pay them for every Android phone they sell. posted on 21 Dec 2011, 06:29 0 9. Skoll (Posts: 15; Member since: 15 Dec 2011) actualy Microsoft did sue Samsung and HTC but they cut a deal with paying a 10-15$ per every android smartphone they sold. posted on 20 Dec 2011, 20:31 6 3. xiobnb (Posts: 74; Member since: 11 Nov 2011) thanks to the apple ..the world has gone stupid ...suing each others ass posted on 20 Dec 2011, 21:02 3 4. christianqwerty (Posts: 467; Member since: 05 May 2011) Microsoft and apple vs the world! lol posted on 20 Dec 2011, 21:04 2 5. DrMoto (Posts: 18; Member … [Read more...] about Comments for : Microsoft wins one, loses six in initial ITC ruling on patent suit against Motorola
In February of 2011, Nokia and Microsoft announced their new partnership which would have Nokia start using the latter's Windows Phone platform for its smartphones. More than a year has passed since then, and we've been introduced to a number of Nokia WP devices, some of which have already reached the market.Just recently, at MWC 2012, Nokia also announced its first true budget Windows-powered offering – the Lumia 610, and with that, its Lumia line-up finally started to take shape. Now, we all know in what unfavorable situation Nokia has found itself, so it doesn't take a genius to know that the success of these Lumia phones would be of vital importance for the future of the company.Until now, information about actual sales numbers has been relatively scarce – some say they have been disappointing, while Nokia mostly insists that it has had a great success, as always.But even if these early Nokia Windows Phones aren't a tremendous success, does it mean that the company is … [Read more...] about Nokia + Microsoft = Win?
posted on 29 Mar 2012, 07:31 8 1. snowgator (Posts: 3609; Member since: 19 Jan 2011) I am so not worried about Nokia, or Microsoft. I think these two are all in, and their gameplan is solid. I think they excel together. posted on 29 Mar 2012, 13:24 2 23. Henrik (Posts: 141; Member since: 18 Feb 2012) I actually think both HTC, LG, Samsung and ASUS are waiting eagerly to drop some WP8 devices, now that they are more free to spread their wings in terms of hardware. Especially Samsung is pretty confident that it has the hardware to compete with Nokia, porting it from their Android catalog. posted on 29 Mar 2012, 16:41 1 32. Lucas777 (Posts: 2137; Member since: 06 Jan 2011) i think those manufacturers are a little hung up with marketing specs, so they are weary of low power wp... once multi core ad hd screen support comes i think there will be a larger rush to wp7 form manufacturers.. hopefully sparking some competition as long as microsoft stays truthful to … [Read more...] about Comments for : Nokia + Microsoft = Win?
This is something you don’t see every day; facing a possible injunction in Germany next week over FRAND-based patent infringement, Microsoft has successfully sued Motorola in the United States to prevent them from asserting the injunction (in Germany). If they win.If your head is spinning a bit, we sympathize.German courts are much more likely to provide injunctions than U.S. courts are for FRAND patents. Microsoft is suing Motorola in the U.S. to try and settle the exact same FRAND patent licenses, and it naturally didn't want to lose in Germany before settling the issue at home, where FRAND rules are more strictly enforced. How exactly can a U.S. court overrule a German one? It can’t of course, but a procedural anomaly in German injunctions means they don't have to. If Motorola gets a favorable ruling next week (which Microsoft must consider reasonably likely since they have taken this unusual step) it would prevent Microsoft from selling almost any of its major products … [Read more...] about Microsoft wins a U.S. restraining order against Motorola’s German injunction
posted on 12 Apr 2012, 13:35 7 1. PAPINYC (banned) (Posts: 2315; Member since: 30 Jul 2011) So, basically, this is something that we would expect from Apple but it's Microsoft doing the patent trolling and not Apple. posted on 12 Apr 2012, 13:42 4 4. eaxvac (Posts: 328; Member since: 15 Jan 2012) you are a moron, Motorola started this mess by licensing their FRAND patent for 3% of the overall cost. FRAND patent is a standard for the industry contrubited by many companies, and not just Motorola. http://tinyurl.com/34k9nwchttp://tinyurl.com/265hpgn posted on 12 Apr 2012, 14:04 8 5. Scott_H (Posts: 167; Member since: 28 Oct 2011) While I think your concern over Motorola's use of FRAND patents is worthwhile, it's nothing but hyperbole to say "As for mobile like Android that Google stole without licensing" - the problem with patents is that it isn't stealing unless the patent is valid, and the only way to assess that is usually to go to court (i.e. when the patent … [Read more...] about Comments for : Microsoft wins a U.S. restraining order against Motorola’s German injunction