Windows Phone and Windows RT license costs revealed?

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A recent report suggested that Microsoft was considering dropping license fees on Windows Phone and Windows RT in a bid to boost their adoption by manufacturers. Should it go ahead, Microsoft would look to alternatives, including ads within apps and Bing search results and offering more subscription services, to recover the lost revenues. How much does Microsoft charge per license, […]

HTC dismisses Apple settlement fee rumours

When HTC and Apple announced that they had entered into a new licensing agreement and dismissed current lawsuits between them, they did not reveal terms of the agreement. Speculation followed that HTC would pay Apple between US$6 and US$8 in licensing fees for each Android device it sells. HTC’s CEO, Peter Chou, today responded to this rumour, dismissing the cited […]

HTC to pay Apple up to US$8 per Android device in new agreement?

Apple and HTC settled their legal differences over the weekend and entered into a new 10-year licensing agreement. The terms were not disclosed by the companies but the agreement could be quite lucrative for Apple if Sterne Agee analyst Shaw Wu is correct. Citing multiple industry sources, Wu suggests that HTC will pay Apple between US$6 and US$8 in licensing […]

HTC and Apple settle lawsuits with new licensing agreement

HTC and Apple yesterday announced that they have agreed to dismiss all current lawsuits and enter into a new licensing agreement. It will span 10 years and extend to current and future patents held by both parties. “HTC is pleased to have resolved its dispute with Apple, so HTC can focus on innovation instead of litigation,” said Peter Chou, CEO […]

Microsoft and RIM sign licensing agreement for file system

Microsoft today announced that it had signed a licensing deal with Research In Motion for the latest Extended File Allocation Table (exFAT) file system in certain BlackBerry devices. exFAT is described as “a modern file system from Microsoft that facilitates large files for audiovisual media and enables seamless data portability and an easy interchange between desktop PCs and other electronic […]

HTC open to licensing RIM’s BlackBerry 10 OS?

Research In Motion has been open about its desire to license its BlackBerry 10 mobile operating system to other manufacturers. While most rumours have focused on Samsung, RIM may have another option: HTC. Graham Wheeler, director of product management for EMEA at HTC, today told Mobile Magazine, “‘I don’t have any knowledge but that is not to say we are […]

BlackBerry 10 OS nearly ready for licensing beyond smartphones

Research In Motion’s plans to license its upcoming BlackBerry 10 span more than just smartphones, according to CEO Thorsten Heins. Earlier this month, he reconfirmed again that RIM was looking to offer its operating sytem to other handset manufacturers. It turns out that the company’s ambitions don’t end there. In interviews today with Bloomberg and CNET, Heins revealed that BlackBerry […]

RIM to license BlackBerry 10 to offer wider device selection?

Research In Motion has in the past hinted that it could license its BlackBerry 10 operating system to other manufacturers. In an interview with the U.K.’s The Telegraph, CEO Thorsten Heins provided one compelling argument for such a move. It would allow RIM’s new operating system to be offered on a wider range of devices than what RIM could offer […]