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Two Phones Dazzle, and Yet …

Two Phones Dazzle, and Yet …
News from New York Times:

Thanksgiving, is it? I’ll tell you what I’m thankful for: competition.

Because competition drives innovation. Innovation leads to improvement. Improvement begets happiness.

In the tech world, some companies do their most innovative work when their backs are against the wall — especially Microsoft. Last month, it took the wraps off Windows Phone 8, the most polished edition yet of its beautiful, crystal-clear software for touch-screen phones. (My review of Windows Phone 8 is at http://j.mp/Qqfz2F.)

Unfortunately, as a Microsoft product manager told me understatedly, “We have an awareness problem.” Translation: Nobody is buying Windows phones. And since nobody’s buying them, nobody’s writing apps for them. And since nobody’s w…………… continues on New York Times

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What’s HTC paying Apple for patents? Not an “outrageous” $ 8 per phone
News from Ars Technica:

When Apple settled all of its worldwide patent battles against HTC last week, it was clear from the get-go that the public was never going to find out the terms of the agreement. Of course, a sealed agreement doesn’t stop speculators and pundits from doing their thing.

“HTC is expected to give Apple a net licensing fee of as much as $ 8 per phone, and may also serve as a blueprint for future deals with Samsung and Motorola,” wrote Neil Hughes at AppleInsider. He cited analysts who spoke with “industry sources” who said the Apple-HTC deal will result in a net licensing fee of between $ 6 and $ 8. That’s compared to press reports that HTC is paying Microsoft $ 5 per phone.

Yesterday, HTC CEO Peter Chou tried to lay that to rest. “I think that these estimates are baseless and very, very wrong,” said Chou, according to a

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