Microsoft inks licensing deal with Compal Electronics, 10th deal and climbing

You have to hand it to Microsoft, they might not be able to sell phones, but they are going to make a lot of money off of Android. They have already inked deals with the likes of HTC, Samsung, Acer, Quanta, Wistron, General Dynamics Itronix, ViewSonic, Onkyo and Velocity Micro.

The list continues to grow as they just added original design manufacturer (ODM), Compal Electronics. This is the tenth deal for Microsoft. The deal remains unknown, but it will cover products ranging from tablets, mobile phones, e-readers, and other consumer devices running Android or Google’s Chrome platform.

It should be a nice chunk of change for Microsoft because Compal earns over $28 billion annually.

[via ubergizmo]

  • Lindsay

    I realise I am a pedant but I really never thought I would read “off of”.

    Whilst I realise the people writing these items are mainly chosen for their technical knowledge, a basic grasp of the English language as it is writ rather than spoken by some is still important to some of us.

    I note the phrase was not in the original article so I can only assume Robert Nazarian does not have any professional journalistic experience that required more than a basis grasp of the English language.

  • Blake

    Hey Lindsey, writ isn’t a proper wrote. Try using written! Also, you should use basic instead of basis. Basis is a noun, while basic is an adjective. Remember, the period goes inside the quotation marks.

  • Curt

    Why should Microsoft come out with a mobile phone anymore. They just badger manufacturers with the threats of lawsuits, and get royalties from them for their mobile devices.

    Pretty sad..

    @Lindsay – I understand that you must be an English teacher, but just understand that technical people are not paid to be perfect with the English language.

    I am just happy that the writers here do not write in SMS speak….. that drives me up a wall when people with full side keyboards think they have to use ALL the abbreviations that one would use when using SMS.