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May 28, 2011

Did You Know Microsoft Makes Five Times More Money From Android than From Windows Phone?

According to Citi analyst Walter Pritchard's lastest big report on Microsoft, the Redmond company makes five times more income from Android than from Windows Phone. You may pick up your jaws now.

Here's how it's happening: Back in April 2010 Microsoft settled an intellectual property infringement case against HTC. In the agreement, HTC agreed to pay Ballmer and his cronies $5 per shipped Android set. Citi says that HTC has sold 30 million sets, adding $150 million of fresh greens to Microsoft's piggy bank.

Now, Microsoft sold two million Windows Phone licenses over the same period, which accounts for $30 million dollars using an estimated license fee of $15 for each Windows Phone shipped.

But there's more. That's not the only way they are going to be getting money from the Android handsets: Microsoft has sued other Android phone makers. And if HTC gave up, you can be sure that those are lawsuits that are also likely going to be settled too. To the tune of $7.50 to $12.50 per handset sold.

So no matter what, they are winning. And on top of that, Windows Phone 7 Mango is only going to make things better for them.
 
 

15 comments:

chrischaos said...

even in hindsite bias, i agree that this would be forseeable.

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Fortune said...

MicrosoftOwned

Kicking Rocks said...

Thats insane! they make too much money already.......

Zealot said...

Yeah cause windows phones aren't that great. And Android phones are awesome. I wonder if they make all that from ad revenue.

PeaceLoveandSharpies said...

Microsoft is ridonk. >.<

JkF50 said...

Wow! That's getting a bit ridiculous, what 'intellectual property' are they using like?

The Satirical Swashbuckler said...

That is pretty incredible

Inhia said...

Winning LOL

Grant dennison said...

i wonder if one can read the lawsuit case files i would love to see what grounds micro soft had

theWhale said...

lawl... ^^

Dave said...

Thats amazing. They must be making some amount of money.

kxxthanxx said...

microsoft are lazy

Malkavian said...

WTF? microsoft has a phone?? didnt knew that but DAMN

Jammer said...

I wonder if MSFT is a buy? This is some good news for MSFT stockholders.

Dejch said...

i had no idea about that