Yesterday I wrote an article over at The Blade [here], in which I discussed why the Microsoft may have problems beating out their rivals from Apple and Google, in the smartphone technology sector. Microsoft has dropped to below 5% market share. But what I enjoyed reading was this comment from reader ‘fricfrac’ who stated the following:

They have a vast army of willing shills out there and enough $$ to make petrol from farts and they won’t care who is in-between them and the market share they crave.

So when I read an article in which Microsoft has decided to sue Motorola maker of the Droid lineup of phones, it did prove that ‘fricfrac’ and others who replied were correct. Microsoft will do  anything to challenge others in the smartphone business. If you can not out develop them, sue them.

In their lawsuit Microsoft claims that:

Microsoft, the world’s largest software company, said on Friday that it sued Motorola for infringement of nine Microsoft patents in the Android-based smartphones, which run on software built by Google Inc. Microsoft makes its own Windows phone software.

The patents relate to synchronizing email, calendars and contacts, scheduling meetings and notifying applications of changes in signal strength and battery power, Microsoft said in a statement.

There is one person who is safe.  Microsoft can not sue Alexander Graham Bell for infringing on their patents. Microsoft might want to make claim that they invented the phone.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.

Source – Reuters