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Barnes & Noble reveals Microsoft's patent strategy against its Android powered devices

Barnes & Noble reveals Microsoft's patent strategy against its Android powered devices

Jerry Hildenbrand 36

The cat's out of the bag, thanks to Barnes & Noble's letters to the ITC about their dispute with Microsoft.  Rather than roll over and pay Microsoft what they demand like some big names in Android have done, B&N is fighting tooth and nail against the Redmond Devil Microsoft.  It's fairly long, and apt to make your eyes bleed if you're not a lawyer, but you can see the full scope...

Best Buy's Black Friday sale has Samsung Stratosphere in white (and others), free with contract

Best Buy's Black Friday sale has Samsung Stratosphere in white (and others), free with contract

Jerry Hildenbrand 10

Black Friday looks to be full of free Android phones at Best Buy, including the Samsung Stratosphere in white.  While a store offering "free" phones after you sign a two-year contract is nothing new, this years selection at Best Buy looks like some great hardware if you're not the kind who has to have the latest new and shiny Android phone.  Sprint customers can get a EVO Shift 4G free...