Apparently Bill Gates is short on money. Buying out Nokia isn’t enough for Microsoft’s need to stay on the market, so he’s turning towards Samsung – one of the biggest producers of smartphones for Android OS.
Rumors flying around the Internet are stating that Microsoft has offered the South Korean giant Samsung $1 billion in exchange for a change in their manufacturing. Apparently Microsoft needs Samsung to start manufacturing Windows Phone devices so that the Redmond-seated company is desperate to keep their position on the tech market and to expand their shares. The rumor’s prime source is Eldar Murtazin from Mobile Review. Eldar Murtazin tweeted that the two companies are currently negotiating the deal. However, there is no response on the subject neither from Microsoft, nor Samsung. It could also be just a rumor, since Samsung’s value for 2012 was estimated to be way more than $1 billion – it was estimated on more than $220 billion!
Another report states that the desperate Redmond-seated company is about to offer free versions of Windows Phone and Windows RT in the future, but only to device makers. Is Bill Gates really that desperate?