Microsoft paid Nokia $250 million to use Windows Phone
1. ChiX017 posted on 26 Jan 2012, 07:39 0 0
not really, I mean others did not sign the type of agreement Nokia was squeezed into signing, besides its going to be their only life line..
2. Bluesky02 posted on 26 Jan 2012, 07:48 0 0
In order to get so much funding, i'm sure this agreement included the use of WP OS Only for all smartphone lineup. I guess Microsoft wanted Nokia to represent WP.
3. Jericho posted on 26 Jan 2012, 08:00 5 3
Microsoft broke my heart.i hate nokia come on.
Going back to my good old android. Atleast google dont take sides. :'(
5. MickDM posted on 26 Jan 2012, 09:34 0 0
"not surprisingly" because you were aware of the fact that thier Location and Commerce department was recently stood up and is operating at a loss currently? or maybe because you knew that the Nokia/Siemens venture has not performed well at all? certainly not because their phone business MADE $1.16 billion...although it is apparent the suggestion is that the phone business is to blame...are there no boundaries to the anti wp/nokia/verizon slant here? of course nokia is the first & only company to receive monies from an outside entity to aide in development and/or marketing of a new product, right? WOW, Victor!!!! ijs ;)
6. remixfa posted on 26 Jan 2012, 09:44 8 0
considering how much MS makes off of Android manufacturers, It should probably read "Android paid Nokia..." lolol :)
7. rex1213 posted on 26 Jan 2012, 09:56 1 0
If I remember it right, it was mentioned that Microsoft will pay Nokia more than $1 billion to promote and develop Windows Phone 7-based handsets as part of their smartphone software agreement yet only now it is reported that the sum just ticks around $250 Million?
I don't know if the dollars that Nokia will be receiving from Microsoft is printed on the agreement that Nokia and Microsoft made to pursue the deal, but if it is there and if it states there that Nokia will be receiving $1billion of funding from Microsoft, then I think Nokia has the right to sue Microsoft for breach of contract. Except that, Nokia will not do it because Elop is a mole from Microsoft anyway.
8. ivanko34 posted on 26 Jan 2012, 10:05 2 0
1 million phones
$250 for each phone
10. -box- posted on 26 Jan 2012, 13:16 0 2
I don't see why the other manufacturers would be upset about lower royalties: they can always make that money with another Android model, whereas Nokia is WP7-exclusive for their new smartphones.