MSFT has Skype, they won't need any other phone companies. As the technology becomes smaller more compact it will basically become a phone/computer, powerful and all entailing. I think MSFT is on the right path here with the Surface Pro to overtake the competition.
Microsoft phone has been advertised heavily. One of the largest ad contracts ever. You have to remember that it is Windows Phone. There are other sellers. They cannot through out Nokia only unless Nok. want's to do what HTC did and open it's wallet. Nokia has a problem with not wanting to produce enough supply until they test the waters. Do not know if it is a financial problem or it is quirky tightness with money. They did not produce enough phones to sell period. Do not blame that on Microsoft. It was a supply not demand issue. Do you understand the difference?