Microsoft might be offering $1 billion to Samsung if vendor will produce Windows Phone devices
Nokia might not race alone anymore
It appears that after Samsung ended up owing Apple $1 billion for damages, the Korean company might have an offer to recover the same amount. Some rumors come from the Russian blogger Eldar Murtazin, who tips that Microsoft is willing to offer Samsung $1 billion support for the sake of more Samsung Windows Phone devices.
Now, this statement might start a whole chain of speculations, so keep in mind that until nothing is being confirmed, you can’t take it with a pinch of salt, alright? On the other hand, when you think of it, this is not too far-fetched considering Microsoft’s latest strategies.
If we review things rationally, Microsoft will buy Nokia that is holding more than 90% of the whole market for Windows Phone devices. This will make the Redmond company basically the Windows Phone mafia, so it’s pretty normal for Microsoft to consider other players in its ecosystem. Not to mention that Microsoft would only gain from Samsung focusing resources on Windows Phone instead of Android or Tizen.
Another thing that we can’t exclude as an argument is that Samsung is working on SM-W750V which is going to pop out as a new Windows Phone 8 device. The handset has appeared on an Indian shipping company website with specs similar to Samsung Galaxy S4 ready to rival the likes of Nokia Lumia 1020 directly.
In a tweet, the Russian blogger sarcastically points out the ‘good’ news that the two companies are already in negotiations. The only thing that we need to sort out is whether Samsung really needs other company’s money or not. For what it’s worth, we will make sure to bring you any news on the case, so stay tuned.
Meanwhile, other leaks by the same blogger came few days ago when he also tipped that the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S5 will launch in late April instead of May.
Source: Eldar Murtazin, Twitter