Microsoft to Pay Nokia ‘Billions’ as Part of Windows Phone 7 Deal

Nancy Gohring, reporting for Computerworld:

Nokia on Sunday hinted that Microsoft essentially won a bidding war against Google to supply software to the world’s largest handset maker and that the software giant agreed to pay “billions” of dollars for the privilege.

That’s certainly a different take on OS licensing. And so I guess Microsoft didn’t buy Nokia for $0B.

Sunday, 13 February 2011