Zune Thoughts

Zune Thoughts.com

Thanks for visiting Zune Thoughts - be sure to register in our forums!


Laptop Thoughts

Loading feed...

Windows Phone Thoughts

Loading feed...

Digital Home Thoughts

Loading feed...




Go Back   Thoughts Media Forums > ZUNE THOUGHTS > Zune Talk

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 04-24-2007, 01:58 PM
Aaron Roma
Editor Emeritus
Aaron Roma's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 316
Default Microsoft and Samsung Share Patents: Zune to Benefit?

http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,1895,2116107,00.asp

"Microsoft will gain access to Samsung patents relating to digital media and computer-related inventions... Kaefer pointed to Microsoft products like the Xbox gaming system, the Zune MP3 player and Windows-based PCs as those "that can stand to benefit" from the Samsung deal."

 

Microsoft and Samsung have apparently inked a deal to share some of their respective patents. In particular, Microsoft will gain access to Samsung patents relating to digital media. As pointed out in the article, we probably won't see Microsoft and Samsung technicians working together. Rather this deal basically opens the door for Microsoft to incorporate Samsung technologies into its own products without fear of legal ramifications. The Zune could potentially be one of the beneficiaries of this agreement. While Samsung isn't an impact player in the MP3 arena, they do utilize some interesting technologies in their line of players, including the use of OLED displays.

 
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 04-24-2007, 02:33 PM
David Tucker
Contributing Editor Emeritus
David Tucker's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 1,053
Send a message via ICQ to David Tucker Send a message via AIM to David Tucker Send a message via MSN to David Tucker Send a message via Yahoo to David Tucker

I could see a lot of interesting developments out of this. OLED is much lower power than the LCD used now...that could be a huge benefit to future generation Zunes.
 
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 04-25-2007, 12:34 AM
Jason Dunn
Executive Editor
Jason Dunn's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 29,160

Samsung as a company has some amazing technology, so it would be great to see Microsoft and possibly the Zune benefit from this.
 
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Zune Podcast Listener Market Share Exploding! Rocco Augusto Zune Talk 3 01-26-2008 05:56 PM
Zune vs. Samsung - Fight! Chris Gohlke Digital Home Hardware & Accessories 0 10-06-2007 03:00 PM
Hardware Partners for the Zune Jason Dunn Zune Talk 0 06-21-2007 03:00 AM
Plugged In with the Samsung i320 Smartphone Mike Temporale Windows Phone Hardware 17 12-13-2006 03:50 PM
Cingular Announces BlackJack - Samsung i607 Smartphone Mike Temporale Windows Phone News 62 11-22-2006 03:28 AM


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 05:52 PM.