Peter Clarke, EETimes
3/8/2011 10:28 AM EST
LONDON – Software giant Microsoft will pay mobile phone company Nokia more than $1 billion to promote and develop handsets that run the Windows operating system, according to a Bloomberg report that cites two un-named sources.
Intel CEO Paul Otellini had hinted that Nokia had been paid to jump ship when he recently discussed the departure of Nokia from an alliance with Intel called MeeGo. MeeGo is a Linux-based open source mobile operating system targeted at a range of mobile devices.
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