<blockquote><i>If it were in the press release it would hardly be indirect. It was actually in an unpublished exchange between the parties.</i></blockquote>
If such myths, absolutely unverifiable and anything but credible, are all that OIN can bring to the table so far, then that's insufficient for an organization that's spent north of $100 million on patent acquisitions. On what basis do you claim to know this kind of unpublished exchange? And if the OIN (as you claim, which I don't believe at all) helped TomTom, why couldn't it help Amazon, Salesforce, HTC etc.? Either the OIN has something in its hands that changes Microsoft's calculus -- and then it would work in all those cases -- or, which is the way I view it, it doesn't.
By saying you know something that's completely unverifiable you turn this into a "trust me, trust me" kind of story. Again, "trust me, trust me" isn't sufficient after spending so much money. For a total cost north of $100 million, there should be a verifiable success story in place after five years.