WAY TO GO ELOP! a msft's stab in the back of nokia... When a dog is down, he gets kicked around.
Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer on Tuesday hinted that his company may eventually begin building their own smartphones rather than relying on third-party company’s to accept their mobile operating systems.
Could it be that msft is not happy with NOK dragging its feet to bring windows phones out soon. May be msft is trying to wake up the nok bozo leadership to either come on with it or we will make our own phones. the nok ledaership must be frustrating even for msft. Truly you would think they would come with a windows phone by now being sold everywhere like samsung, htc, etc
“The biggest advantage we have over Android is that you don’t need to be a computer scientist to use a Windows Phone,” he said. “But the cheapest phones will be Android, and we are going to have to look at bringing the cost of our handsets down.”
The new handsets are presumably coming from Nokia, but Ballmer didn’t rule out Microsoft developing its own phones in the future. When questioned he has simply said that Microsoft was “focused on enabling hardware innovation,” and repeated the same line when pressed. In a wide ranging discussion Ballmer asserted that Microsoft was beating Google in the cloud applications market, and the launch of Windows 8 would increase Redmond’s lead in the area.