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Microsoft Tries to Squeeze Into Smartphone Race

In buying Nokia's (NYSE: NOK  ) handset business, Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT  ) is trying to create another mobile competitor to battle Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL  ) and Google (NASDAQ: GOOGL  ) . Microsoft now has the ability to create an ecosystem with software updates that keeps users on the latest iOS while creating more devices, which has driven Android.

If Microsoft gets mobile right, it could be in a sweet spot. But can Microsoft get mobile right? Contributor Travis Hoium covers the strategy in the video below. 

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  • Report this Comment On September 10, 2013, at 2:15 AM, Bull683 wrote:

    Please excuse Travis, he has been living under a rock for the last three years. "Squeezing into..." seriously? Can I get a job at the Fool, because even I read an occasional tech article once in awhile.

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