smaxp writes: Nokia may be a fatal attraction to Microsoft. According to Microsoft’s Strategic Rationale (pdf) for the acquisition, Microsoft’s smartphone market share will grow to 15% by 2018. With more than half of its revenues and operating profits from Windows and Office at risk due to the shift from PCs to mobile, Microsoft is moving too slowly and too conservatively in its response. A seamless Microsoft-branded smartphone/tablet/PC strategy does not address the other 85% of non-Microsoft smartphone users siphoning off the content that was once the exclusive domain of Microsoft.
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