As rumors go, this one is incredulous: Mobile-Review’s Eldar Murtazin tweeted yesterday that Microsoft will pay Samsung, Sony and Huawei to launch one Windows Phone handset in 2014.
For Microsoft, these handsets come at a hefty price. Samsung is set to receive $1.2 billion, Sony $500 million and Huawei $600 million. The money is for designing and launching one Windows Phone handset this year. This cash influx would be a huge incentive for manufacturers like Sony and Huawei to launch Windows Phone handsets.
Microsoft to pay $2 billion to get Windows Phones out there?
Posted on Thursday, Jan 16 2014 @ 12:04 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck