Microsoft. I don’t usually comment on technology stories but this is Onionesque. Surely if Microsoft wants to regain its position as a technology leader/force to be reckoned with/etc etc it should be looking to use its money to buy itself back into relevancy, rather than picking up the only company making less useful stuff than its own.
“Buy something on the crest of the wave if not the edge,” I would think better advice. They seem to have gone for something that’s clearly in the wake.
I wonder if they had to do this for corporate pride. Can’t be seen to have an OS that no one makes devices for, or maybe the Windows Mobile operating system division is just really good at lobbying.
I am just one uneducated observer but this just seems to be a huge amount of money down the drain.