Last week’s mobility news was led by Apple. This week seemed to be all Microsoft. The surprise announcement of the Microsoft Surface tablet / ultrabook hybrid Monday and Windows Phone 8 Wednesday gave the mobility ecosystem a lot to digest. However, there was other news as well.
When Microsoft cut a $1 billion deal with Nokia to bring out the Windows Phone, it was tying its mobile future to the former king of cellular phones. Likewise, Nokia was tying it’s future to the current but fading king of the PC. Both companies were taking a chance on a partner