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Is a Samsung Loss a Windows Phone Gain?

An ex-Redmondite believes Apple's massive patent win against Samsung may favor Microsoft more than anyone. Here's the thinking:

"If OEMs have to pay both Microsoft and Apple patent royalties then Android could be more expensive than Windows Phone. Google may remove popular (and expected by consumers) features from Android to avoid it or its OEMs paying Apple royalties, but that will diminish Android's competitiveness.  So indeed Windows Phone has the potential to benefit from Apple's win in this case," writes Hal Berenson, head of consulting firm the True Mountain Group.

Berenson thinks wireless carriers and handset makers may give Windows Phones more support over the next year, just the breathing room Microsoft needs.

Hal, a distinguished engineer, used to write into Redmond Report all the time with great ex-Microsoft insight, but stopped a few years back. If you're reading this, Mr. Berenson, we'd love to hear from you again.

 

Posted by Doug Barney on 09/07/2012 at 1:19 PM


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