theodp writes: GeekWire notes it ain't easy, or cheap, to outbid Google. Microsoft has reportedly agreed to pay Nokia more than $1 billion to 'promote and develop' Windows Phone devices under the agreement between the companies. Bloomberg says the agreement for the payment was 'part of a campaign by Microsoft to keep Nokia from choosing Google's Android operating system.' It figures — Nokia gets a billion dollars, and all you get is this lousy 'My App is on Windows Phone' t-shirt!
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