Why Sendo killed their Microsoft-powered smartphone

Wow. Earlier in November I posted a story about Sendo abruptly killing its Microsoft-powered Z100 smartphone. Now we know why, and Sendo is suing Microsoft. From The Register:

The claim alleges — are you ready to start counting? — misappropriation of trade secrets, common law misappropriation, conversion, unfair competition, fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, two counts of negligent misrepresentation, two counts of breach of contract, fraudulent inducement and tortious interference. Phew.

Primarily, Sendo is claiming is that (1) Microsoft stole Sendo technology and trade secrets, and (2) Microsoft’s inability to deliver the smartphone software was done on purpose, in order to drive Sendo into bankruptcy, so that Microsoft would gain an irrevocable, royalty-free license to Sendo’s Z100-related intellectual property. [via /.] | PC World story | The Register story