Death Of Sendo Leaves Open Plenty Of Questions

There was a lot of talk earlier this year when Sendo sold their assets to Motorola following a long and involved lawsuit with Microsoft that eventually ended with a settlement. The buzz coming out of that lawsuit was that there was an awful lot of evidence making Microsoft look pretty bad in how it treated Sendo... but apparently whatever settlement they got out of it wasn't enough to keep them in business. The final assets were sold for a mere $30,000, suggesting that the company had plenty of other problems to deal with as well. The Register notes that nowhere in the final filings is there any talk about the Microsoft settlement -- so it's likely that info will never come to light. However, it shows just how much Sendo was relying on Microsoft in its initial plans to create smartphones powered with Microsoft software -- and when they finally killed that deal, the company wasn't left with enough of a business to stay in business.
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