Microsoft and the Mobile Future: Does Dynamics vision reflect larger struggle for success?

At the beginning of September, Microsoft paid just over $7 billion for most of Nokia's mobile phone business, along with its patent portfolio. The Finnish phone maker has been on the chopping block for some time, having long since downsized from its pre-smartphone glory days. Microsoft's interest in the company should come as no surprise to savvy observers, who know that the Redmond giant needs a strong mobile base if they want to compete with dominant industry players, better known as Google and Apple. Although Microsoft has seen most of its success as a software producer and license seller, they can no longer afford to eschew the manufacturing industry; the company needs affordable smartphones running Windows 8-and the next Windows iterations-along with a host of native, powerful apps.

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About Doug Bonderud

A freelance writer since 2009, I have a particular passion for technology and its impact on our daily lives. As an evolving resource, technology changes us as much as we inform its development, providing fertile ground for thought.

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