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Hey, Android People, Is It True That The All-In Cost Of Android Is Much Higher Than $15 Per Unit?

Sep 01, 2010, 16:33 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Henry Blodget)

"We recently argued that Microsoft's mobile business is now little more than a fantasy--because, among other things, Microsoft wants to charge $15 per copy for Windows Phone 7 licenses while Google gives Android away for free.

"Well, a person familiar with Microsoft's mobile strategy immediately squawked, arguing that Android comes with all sort of hidden costs that drive up the per-unit expenses such that Microsoft's $15 per unit actually seemed like a better deal.

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