We have received word over from MyNokiaBlog that they have reports from “a source familiar with Microsoft’s licensing scheme” concerning the Windows Phone’s license fee which stands at $25 per handset, while those who have picked up Windows RT will have to fork out $90 a pop for the license fee itself. This might not sound like much in the long run, but it still adds up eventually to your final device price, and in earlier rumors, it seems that the respective license fees stand at $15 more affordable.
In terms of cheap and affordable handsets, having such a high license fees would definitely place it at a distinct disadvantage compared to the Android mobile operating system. Let us not even more to iOS territory since everything there is in house, not to mention that the “budget” iPhone 5c does not exactly come with a pocket friendly price, either. Apart from that, whispers have been going around that Microsoft is mulling over whether to make Windows Phone free or not by killing off the license fees program, which could be a good idea should Microsoft be able to increase its user base and earn more in return from the sales of apps, music and other paid services on their mobile platform.