Report: Windows Phone 8 to be used by more PC manufacturers than handset manufacturers
A recent report from Canalys shows that of the 2.5 million Windows Phone equipped handsets shipped in Q4 2011, 1.2 million or 48% were from Nokia. That statistic could lend some credence to the theory that some Windows Phone handset manufacturers are unhappy with the current situation. And who could blame Samsung, LG and HTC from feeling a little left out when the news broke that Nokia received a $250 million "platform support payment" from Microsoft in the fourth quarter, just for making Windows Phone handsets. Nokia CEO Steven Elop, himself a former Microsoft employee, says those payments are supposed to reach the billions mark.