Microsoft-Nokia Alliance: An Assault on the BlackBerry, Possible End for Windows Mobile

Top executives from Microsoft and Nokia elaborated on their new alliance in a conference call this morning.The takeaway? First, the partnership is aimed initially at Research in Motion and loosening the hold that its popular BlackBerry e-mail software and service has on business customers.To read this report in The New York Times in full, see: see:Nokia alliance may spell doom for Windows Mobile
The Microsoft-Nokia alliance plan to put Office applications on Nokia smartphones isn’t a good sign for the Windows Mobile operating system.Could this alliance be the beginning of the end for Windows Mobile? Some observers think so, arguing that the agreement is an admission by Microsoft Corp. that Windows Mobile, its operating system for mobile devices, hasn’t done well, especially when compared with the Symbian operating system that runs on Nokia Corp.’s handhelds.

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