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ZTE exec reveals how much the company pays Microsoft for each Windows Phone license

0. phoneArena posted on 19 Jan 2012, 02:28

During the launch of the company's new Windows Phone, the ZTE Tania, a company executive has seemingly disclosed the closely-guarded secret of how much one WP mobile operating system license costs manufacturers...

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posted on 19 Jan 2012, 02:33 4

1. GeekMovement (unregistered)

hope microsoft keeps improving their OS i'm very curious about the nokia window handsets, but still glued to android and with sony coming out ooh it will be tough!

posted on 19 Jan 2012, 04:05 1

2. Martine (Posts: 102; Member since: 20 Oct 2011)

Sorry but Microsoft is NOT the "World Largest Patent Holder". Far from it.

Next time, just do some Google search before posting bogus.


posted on 19 Jan 2012, 07:42

5. T00muchF00D (Posts: 98; Member since: 27 Nov 2011)

Yeah you can't read. He never said "the worlds largest". TROLL.

posted on 19 Jan 2012, 04:28

3. Daniel.P (Posts: 108; Member since: 14 Jul 2011)

Yes, thx, it's 6th worldwide as of 1.16. It has the most patents from the US mobile operating systems companies tangled in lawsuits was on the back of my mind :-)

posted on 19 Jan 2012, 07:36

4. MickDM (Posts: 63; Member since: 29 Nov 2011)

oh, daniel, i so like your refreshing "less-biased" reporting style... but, "only 8-9 million currently floating around", really? i am inclined to believe that is a little more significant considering how things have been playing out in the mobile market while MS figured out how they were going to compete... i personally consider the fact that they have come anywhere NEAR 10 million in such a short time of "truly commting" to compete a feat worthy of a little less skepticism/doubt... as they say i think it's time to "give them props"... don't you?

posted on 19 Jan 2012, 08:08 1

6. Daniel.P (Posts: 108; Member since: 14 Jul 2011)

Right, I used "only" just to emphasize that there is still some way to go until MS recoups its Windows Phone investment in licensing fees.

Actually, about 10 million devices is a pretty impresive feat in its own, as that's the cutoff some large app publishers have said they will wait for to jump into developing for WP. And with the Lumias launch, growth should start really accelerating this and next quarter...

posted on 19 Jan 2012, 13:00

7. MickDM (Posts: 63; Member since: 29 Nov 2011)

i thoroughly agree w/ that perspective when concerning licensing! thanks for clearing it up... :)

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