The following video is part of our "Motley Fool Conversations" series, in which technology editor/analyst Andrew Tonner and technology analyst Evan Niu discuss topics around the investing world.

Going into the year, we see the market for mobile software clearly dominated by two companies -- Apple and Google -- with Research In Motion trailing as a distant third. Recently at the Consumer Electronics Show, Microsoft unveiled its most serious attempt yet as a legitimate challenger. Two of the Motley Fool's technology analysts sit down to see whether Mr. Softy's latest offering stands a chance in this booming tech space, or whether it also seems poised to head the way of RIMM.

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