Originally Posted by EarlyMon
I think that everyone pays Microsoft at least $5/phone for bogus Linux patents they bought.
I knew Microsoft was getting paid a fee, I wasn't sure what the amount was, but last I heard, they were making more from Android than from Windows Phone. Not sure if that's still the case, but since that's old and settled I guess it doesn't bother me as much. Plus, I _almost_ feel sorry for MIcrosoft these days lol.
I was thinking if HTC was paying Apple a buck or three per phone, ok, that's the cost of doing business. $6-$8 seems like admitting they were wrong, and who knows, maybe Apple actually had some legit claims.
Anyway, I'm sure they were in consultation with Google through all of this, and all of these guys are way smarter than I am, so I'm sure the deal must make sense for them, I just hate to see the Apple campaign of legalized extortion working for them.