Ballmer has no clue how to compete against Apple and Google in the mobile arena.
Nokia has two choices. it could not be more simple.
1. sell devices to MSFT and move on
2. expand to android
MSFT will not be able to catch up on the OS. They don't understand what the consumer wants at all.
Guy on Bloomberg radio said it well "microsoft thinks everything is a pc"
So true...Microsoft suffers from large corporate leader tunnel vision. What they need is a Boeing like skunk works R&D group led by visionary engineers who can execute ideas quickly. Well funded and autonomous from the corporate politics.