WSJ Interview With Steve Ballmer on Windows Phone 7

Nick Wingfield:

WSJ: You’re still charging a license fee for the software.

Mr. Ballmer: Sure.

WSJ: Is that difficult in an environment where Android is free?

Mr. Ballmer: Android has a patent fee. It’s not like Android’s free. You do have to license patents. HTC’s signed a license with us and you’re going to see license fees clearly for Android as well as for Windows.

The message: Google isn’t charging for it, but Android isn’t free of charge.

Monday, 4 October 2010