This amount has been unveiled by Nokia at the presentation of its quarterly results. Financial details of the partnership between Microsoft and Nokia have never been published.
Almost a year ago, Nokia and Microsoft announced a partnership making the Windows Phone mobile operating system reference the Finnish firm. Yesterday, when presenting the results of the fourth quarter, Nokia has for the first time talked about figures of this agreement by revealing to have collected 180 million euros (250 million).
Nokia-Microsoft agreement: the editor of Windows Phone has already paid 180 million euros
The group also said he himself had a licensing agreement to use Windows Phone, but the royalties paid back are minimal. Over the term of the agreement, these payments cross between the two companies should represent several billion dollars says Nokia.
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If the financial details of the agreement were never disclosed it had raised $ 1 billion disbursed gradually by Microsoft over the agreement. We recently learned that the two allies have planned a marketing plan of $ 200 million to promote Windows Phone on the North American market.
Although Nokia has ended the year with a net loss of 1.07 billion euros in the last quarter, the first signs of recovery ahead with more than one million handsets Lumia (750 and 800) passed in end of January.