by Mike Masnick

Microsoft's Second Assault On Smartphones

Business Week is running a good summary of Microsoft's recent moves to become the wireless OS of choice. While many have pointed out that Microsoft has a reputation of being a bully, and it's first attempt at smartphone operating systems received pretty bad reviews - this is all typical Microsoft. They continue to learn, and the continue to change, and they continue to build, until they find the system that you just can't ignore. They've done it in operating systems, productivity software, PDA operating systems, and now they're looking to do it with smartphones. Of course, since I still think PDAs and smartphones are rapidly merging into a single category, I don't see this as that big of a stretch. How long will it be until Microsoft offers a single operating system for all such devices?

Add Your Comment

Have a Techdirt Account? Sign in now. Want one? Register here
Get Techdirt’s Daily Email
Use markdown for basic formatting. HTML is no longer supported.
  Save me a cookie
Follow Techdirt
Techdirt Gear
Shop Now: Techdirt Logo Gear
Report this ad  |  Hide Techdirt ads
Essential Reading
Techdirt Deals
Report this ad  |  Hide Techdirt ads
Techdirt Insider Chat
Report this ad  |  Hide Techdirt ads
Recent Stories
Report this ad  |  Hide Techdirt ads


Email This

This feature is only available to registered users. Register or sign in to use it.