Microsoft Paid Nokia $250 Million in Q4 2011 to Use Windows Phone

Since the day Nokia and Microsoft announced their partnership it has been assumed that Nokia was the one selling out. Nokia’s Q4 results show us that might not be entirely true. Apparently Microsoft has been giving Nokia “platform support payments,” the first being $250 million in the last quarter of 2011. Nokia does note that it still pays licensing fees to use Windows Phone, just like everyone else. The amount of money being traded between Microsoft and Nokia is in the billions. With this much money changing hands you know they are going to make sure they are successful.

[Nokia via The Verge]


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