Microsoft and Nikon deal involving digital, perhaps wireless, cameras

Microsoft and Nikon unveiled a cross-licensing deal involving digital cameras and still unnamed additional products, in additon to teaming up on Windows Vista, HD Photo, codecs, and wireless technologies over the past years. A Microsoft spokesperson told that the agreement “covers digital cameras made by Nikon as well as a [range] of other consumer products each company manufactures and sells.” […]

Microsoft and Nikon unveiled a cross-licensing deal involving digital cameras and still unnamed additional products, in additon to teaming up on Windows Vista, HD Photo, codecs, and wireless technologies over the past years. A Microsoft spokesperson told that the agreement “covers digital cameras made by Nikon as well as a [range] of other consumer products each company manufactures and sells.”

But it seems like a good bet that wireless technologies could be part of the picture again, too. “Microsoft and Nikon have a long history of collaborating to bring high quality and cutting edge consumer products to the market, including wireless camera technologies,” the spokesperson hinted. “This patent cross-licensing agreement aims to encourage further business and technical collaboration between the two companies.”

Source:→ BetaNews