MS Makes $5 For Every HTC Phone Sold

Last year, HTC and Microsoft have reached an agreement after the Redmond company has accused the Taiwanese manufacturer of violating its intellectual property with its Android smartphone. A report by Citigroup analyst just revealed the details of the agreement, which brings in more money than selling to Microsoft’s Windows licensing Phone 7.
Microsoft has repeatedly accused some manufacturers of smartphones Android violating its patents. To save themselves from lawsuits, the Redmond giant has proposed settlement agreements and has signed a financial partnership with the Taiwanese manufacturer HTC . An agreement with Walter Pritchard, an analyst at Citigroup, unveiled the details. It reveals that Microsoft touches $ 5 from each sale of smartphone manufactured by HTC Android, reports the site Business Mobile . Significant compensation that allows the Redmond company to earn more money with its Android phones only licenses its own operating system, Windows 7 Phone .
According to analyst firm estimates Asymco, this agreement would in effect permit Microsoft to reap some $ 150 million, income five times greater than those generated by Windows Phone 7. According to Citigroup, Microsoft did not intend to stop there way and will get royalties even higher from other manufacturers. The prize this time could indeed be between 7.50 and $ 12.50 per terminal Android. For Walter Pritchard, Android may be the subject of several complaints in the months to come. Or ” Google has obviously very little intellectual property to defend itself “against charges of patent infringement, he says.

Tags: ,

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>

Partly powered by