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Microsoft Looks to Windows 10 for a Jolt in the Mobile Realm

Microsoft Chief Executive, Satya Nadella.  (Bhupinder Nayyar/Flickr/Creative Commons)
Microsoft Chief Executive, Satya Nadella. (Bhupinder Nayyar/Flickr/Creative Commons)

Nick Wingfield, THE NEW YORK TIMES

SEATTLE (The New York Times)—Optimism is a renewable resource at Microsoft.

In 2011, the company, in a belated attempt to catch up with Apple and Google in the smartphone world, announced a partnership with Nokia, the Finnish device maker. “There are other mobile ecosystems,” Nokia and Microsoft executives said in a joint letter at the time. “We will disrupt them.”

Last year, with sales flagging, Microsoft bought Nokia’s handset business for more than $7 billion, aiming to spur better results by more tightly coupling hardware and software.

 

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