“The case has already been tried and judgments have been passed. The murder of the BlackBerry was committed by none other than Apple and assisted by Google’s Android,” Richard Saintvilus writes for TheStreet. “Now, as for the iPhone and the attempts made on its life, not only has Microsoft failed, but in the process it suffered some life-threatening injuries as it has failed to make a dent in the smartphone market. It soon realized that not only was it out of its league, but it came to the realization that in order to better compete with Apple and Google, it needed help.”
Saintvilus writes, “Its response was to partner with Nokia to see if a joint venture could do to its rivals what both firms have been unable to do on their own. However, Nokia was also in disarray and not only fighting for its own life against Apple, but it lost its status to Samsung as the world’s leading device manufacturer in terms of global sales… What is also interesting about this “partnership” with Nokia is that it has only worked in Microsoft’s favor while hurting Nokia’s market share. Either Nokia has not been smart enough to realize this or it does not care. In either situation, it is a dead company walking as Microsoft has done nothing but sucked the life out of its business. Yet, Microsoft still faces an uphill battle as it only hopes to make a dent with its upcoming release of its Windows Phone 8. I think it will require another Nokia-type partnership if it hopes to make a meaningful run on the iPhone. This time it will look to exhume Research In Motion… ”
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MacDailyNews Take: Two wrongs. It would be redundant for Microsoft to give DCW its potent kiss of death.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Fred Mertz” for the heads up.]