UK mobile phone maker, Sendo, has settled its outstanding legal case with Microsoft in an out of court settlement. The financial terms have not been made public, but part of the deal includes Microsoft giving up their 4% stake in Sendo, that they had originally paid $12m (~€9.78) for in 2001.
Back in 2002 there was considerable attention paid to the Sendo when, after having been trumpeting how they were going to be releasing the first Microsoft-power mobile phone, they suddenly announced they would be. This happened much to the surprise of everyone, including we would suspect Microsoft, given they were a minority share holder in Sendo.
Sendo’s case alleged that Microsoft had used some of Sendo’s exclusive technology in handsets that Microsoft were developing with other mobile handset manufacturers.