Some Microsoft (MSFT) mobile news: 1) Apple (AAPL) says its cross-licensing deal with Microsoft...

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Some Microsoft (MSFT) mobile news: 1) Apple (AAPL) says its cross-licensing deal with Microsoft covers design patents, but has an "anti-cloning agreement." Apple and Microsoft have plenty of ammo to sue each other with, thus each company has an incentive to play nice. 2) Lenovo, Samsung, Dell, and Asus have been named as Windows RT tablet partners. Early tests demonstrate 8-13 hours of battery life, a useful selling point given RT's software shortcomings relative to Intel-based systems.